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The carbon footprint of tourism revealed (it's bigger than we thought)
The carbon footprint of tourism revealed (it's bigger than we thought)

The carbon footprint of tourism is about four times larger than previously thought, according to a world-first study published in Nature Climate Change...

By Arunima Malik & Ya-Yen Sun 15 May 2018

Rebone Motsatsi
#AfricaMonth: Creating a conducive environment for corporate travel in Africa

Rebone Motsatsi, Avis Rent a Car executive: commercial and licensees on corporate travel in Africa shares his thoughts on the business travel market, MICE destinations and the role government can play in making the country more attractive to corporates.

4 May 2018

#WTMA18: Six trends driving growth and change in African tourism
#WTMA18: Six trends driving growth and change in African tourism

Each region is different and coping with different tensions. Mature economies have been struggling to maintain positive growth, and emerging markets have had their own challenges to deal with...

By Cari Coetzee 3 May 2018

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Hospitality innovation: An oxymoron?

Innovation. It's the lifeblood of many industries. But in our industry, hospitality, innovation tends to be incremental rather than radical...

By Dr. Christine Demen-Meier 26 Apr 2018

#WTMA18: 2018 African Responsible Tourism Awards finalists announced
#WTMA18: 2018 African Responsible Tourism Awards finalists announced

The finalists for the 2018 African Responsible Tourism Awards have been announced, competing in five categories as well as for the much-coveted 'Overall Winner'. Who will take the top spots?

12 Apr 2018

Millennials set to reshape the luxury industry through innovation
Millennials set to reshape the luxury industry through innovation

Research shows that luxury hotels have yet to unleash the full potential of innovation needed to attract and retain millennials. The simple fact that traditional luxury hotels and millennials appear at odds raises a straightforward question...

By Dr. Carlos Martin-Rios 11 Apr 2018

Darrin Thomas, Manager, Marketing and Communications Africa, Virgin Atlantic Airways
Marketing Virgin Atlantic: Challenging the status quo with flair, passion and love

"I love that we, at Virgin Atlantic, are always taking calculated risks - we're always pushing the boundaries, but with the customer's best interests always in mind."

By Cari Coetzee 5 Apr 2018

Nbi101 via  - Nairobi
Africa: On a roller coaster ride

Elections are very important for the hospitality industry in Africa. Investors - those who stay in hotels, and those who invest in them - need stability, which breeds confidence, and that means economic growth...

By Trevor Ward 5 Apr 2018

Facebook launches Trip Consideration tool
Facebook launches Trip Consideration tool

Facebook recently rolled out a new ad-optimisation programme called Trip Consideration. The new tool is only applicable to travel-related companies and offers an opportunity to turn travel intention into conversion...

14 Mar 2018

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Is your Airbnb in Seychelles licensed? Government officials now making checks

Unlicensed tourism establishments operating in Seychelles have until 12 March to contact the Ministry of Tourism to change their legal status...

8 Mar 2018

Ups and downs for Africa's hotel market in 2017
Ups and downs for Africa's hotel market in 2017

2017 proved another evolutionary year for Africa's hotel market as the continent continued to attract investment while economic and political events, currency shifts, and fluctuating tourism demand meant both risk and reward...

7 Mar 2018

Hotel Verde Zanzibar opens doors to guests, promotes responsible tourism
Hotel Verde Zanzibar opens doors to guests, promotes responsible tourism

On 21 March 2018, Hotel Verde Zanzibar - Azam Luxury Resort & Spa will open its doors to guests for the first time...

6 Mar 2018

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Carlson Rezidor rebrands to leverage international brand equity of the Radisson name

"The creation of the Radisson Hotel Group is an evolution of our long-term partnership with the Rezidor Hotel Group. Together, we are clarifying and executing a new brand architecture to create more value for our guests and owners."

6 Mar 2018

Saudis, Singapore check into AccorHotels
Saudis, Singapore check into AccorHotels

AccorHotels announced the sale of a 55% stake in the subsidiary that owns its hotels to a group of international investors including the sovereign wealth funds of Saudi Arabia and Singapore...

1 Mar 2018

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The future of Airbnb: Airbnb unveils roadmap to 1bn guests

Looking to the next 10 years, Airbnb has unveiled a roadmap designed to bring the transformative benefits of local, personal and authentic travel to every type of traveller...

23 Feb 2018

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Hilton strengthens presence in Egypt with dual-branded hotel in Cairo

Hilton continues to grow and develop in Egypt with the opening of the Hilton Cairo Heliopolis and by confirming plans for the debut of its luxury brand Waldorf Astoria in Egypt later this year...

15 Feb 2018

Protea Hotels sets its sights on North Africa
Protea Hotels sets its sights on North Africa

With the opening of Protea Hotel by Marriott Constantine, Algeria, the company has announced its expansion into North Africa...

6 Feb 2018

What travel marketers need to know about Facebook's News Feed change
What travel marketers need to know about Facebook's News Feed change

In your dual role as travel marketer and Facebook consumer, the news that Facebook is going to 'clean-up' your News Feed will likely be met with a mix of joy and despair...

By Natalia Rosa 16 Jan 2018

IHG debuts in Algeria, opens Holiday Inn Algiers in strategic move
IHG debuts in Algeria, opens Holiday Inn Algiers in strategic move

IHG has made its debut in Algeria with the opening of Holiday Inn Algiers - Cheraga Tower, bringing the group's portfolio to 25 operational hotels across nine countries in Africa...

11 Jan 2018

Gavin Tollman, CEO, Trafalgar
#BizTrends2018: 2018 travel forecast - seven trends to anticipate

In 2018, there will be an increased swathe of people fully engaged in the sharing economy, communicating to the world the wonderfully enriching experiences that they have discovered...

By Gavin Tollman 9 Jan 2018

AccorHotels to open two-tower Raffles hotel and residences on Dubai's famous Palm Jumeirah
AccorHotels to open two-tower Raffles hotel and residences on Dubai's famous Palm Jumeirah

Set to open in 2021, Palm360 will be the first beachside resort for Raffles in Dubai and the tallest structure on Palm Jumeirah with a 155m long sky pool connecting the towers 170m above ground...

7 Dec 2017

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Developing smart cities, identifying unique experiences key to growing tourism in Africa

To ensure sustained tourism and overall economic growth, African cities need to find ways to develop into smart cities capable of attracting visitors, offering unique experiences and overcoming...

3 Nov 2017

Alessandra Alonso, founder of Women in Travel
WTM Africa adds Women in Travel to its 2018 programme

With strong indications that women entrepreneurs are on the rise, the World Travel Market Africa team have announced the addition of the Women in Travel Meetup to its 2018 programme...

10 Aug 2017

Hilton to ramp up expansion in North Africa with Casablanca office
Hilton to ramp up expansion in North Africa with Casablanca office

Hilton will be ramping up its expansion in North Africa with the establishment of a dedicated development office in Casablanca...

18 Apr 2017

AccorHotels reinforces position in Algeria with grand opening of Novotel and ibis Setif
AccorHotels reinforces position in Algeria with grand opening of Novotel and ibis Setif

More than 200 national and international guests recently gathered for the grand opening ceremony of the Novotel and ibis Setif site - a joint project developed by the Algerian private group GIMMO and the AccorHotels group...

10 Apr 2017

Biggest hotel acquisition in Sub-Saharan Africa
Biggest hotel acquisition in Sub-Saharan Africa

Quantum Global's Hotel Fund Acquires Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel Accra…

12 Jan 2017

Marriott International opens seventh hotel in Algeria
Marriott International opens seventh hotel in Algeria

Marriott International announced the opening of Sheraton Annaba, its seventh hotel in Algeria...

10 Jan 2017

Top 10 apps for travellers
Top 10 apps for travellers

Huge advances in mobile technology and the proliferation of smartphone apps have made travel easier, but choosing the right app for your next trip...

24 Jun 2016

Hassan Ahdab at Meetings Africa
#AfricaMonth: Entering Africa and staying there

We wanted to know more about operating in Africa and who better to ask than the vice-president and regional director for Africa and Indian Ocean operations for Starwood Hotels & Resorts...

By Cari Van Wyk 18 May 2016

Hotels moving in on Africa's potential
Hotels moving in on Africa's potential

With limited opportunities for expansion in SA, a slew of hospitality companies are eyeing the rest of the continent, for future growth as there is an under-supply of quality hotels and upbeat economic prospects.

By Zeenat Moorad 10 Jun 2013

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