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IHG expands resorts portfolio with four new properties in South East Asia

At the 2017 Hotel Investment Conference Asia Pacific (HICAP), InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) announced the growth of its resort portfolio with the signing of four new properties.

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City of Cape Town, Airbnb to collaborate on spreading the benefits of tourism
City of Cape Town, Airbnb to collaborate on spreading the benefits of tourism

The City of Cape Town and Airbnb has signed a collaboration agreement to promote the benefits of people-to-people tourism for Cape Town residents and their communities as well as promote Cape Town across the world as a unique travel destination. This is the first collaboration agreement that the hospitality platform has signed with a city in Africa.

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Construction set to start on Umhlanga Arch
Construction set to start on Umhlanga Arch

Last week saw the official ground breaking of A-grade catalytic development Umhlanga Arch in Durban.

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US revokes economic sanctions against Sudan: What it means for hospitality businesses

News of the revocation of economic sanctions against Sudan by the United States government is music to the ears of businesses and investors interested in Africa's third largest country after two decades of severe restrictions.

By Josephine Wawira 1 day ago

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Study shows Airbnb can be a major engine for economic empowerment throughout Africa

At a press conference in Johannesburg City Hall together, Airbnb Global Head of Public Policy and Public Affairs, Chris Lehane released the Africa Report, a study highlighting the economic and social benefits for families and communities using Airbnb. The study shows that there are now more than 100,000 homes in Africa listed on Airbnb and that there have been more than two million all-time global guest arrivals using Airbnb. This has helped to spread tourism benefits beyond hotels and tourist attractions.

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IHG reveals new hotel concept in Singapore

The InterContinental Singapore Robertson Quay, carefully curated by world-class designers, architects and culinary purveyors, offers 225 studios and suites, including an expansive Penthouse.

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In need of hotel rooms, Seychelles' govt tells developers to begin projects or lose them

Eight out of 18 tourism projects excluded from a moratorium on large hotels in Seychelles could be reallocated if the project backers don't begin construction within a year, said a top official of the ministry of tourism.

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Airbnb announces $1m investment in community-led tourism projects in Africa
Airbnb announces $1m investment in community-led tourism projects in Africa

As part of Airbnb's vision to empower communities through home sharing and to promote people-to-people tourism that benefits local families and their communities, the online marketplace has announced a $1m investment over the next three years to promote community-led tourism projects in Africa.

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#EntrepreneurMonth: Handcrafting bespoke luxury experiences across Africa with the Holts
#EntrepreneurMonth: Handcrafting bespoke luxury experiences across Africa with the Holts

Concepts Collection creates unforgettable luxury experiences - be it in the shape of a destination wedding, corporate event, group incentives, private celebrations or the ultimate in African holiday adventures. We chat to Founder and Managing Director Christina Holt and Group CEO Richard Holt to find out how it all started and what it takes to run one of the leading luxury brands in SA.

By Cari Coetzee 3 days ago

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Finalists set for glory at national Lilizela Tourism Awards

The fifth edition of the national Lilizela Tourism Awards, organised by South African tourism, takes place on 29 October 2017 at the Sandton Convention Centre to honour the best-of-the-best among business owners, contractors and professional working in the South African tourism and hospitality industry.

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Vineyard Hotel awarded for sustainable practices at Skål Sustainable Tourism Awards

Cape Town's Vineyard Hotel was announced the winner of the international Skål Sustainable Tourism Awards in the Urban Category at the opening ceremony of the 78th Skål World Congress in Hyderabad, India. Three independent experts in sustainability judged entrants from 28 countries according to a series of criteria including nature preservation, carbon offsetting, climate change mitigation, human rights protection, local employment, etc.

13 Oct 2017

From left to right: Joep Schoof, Chairperson: FEDHASA Cape Hotels segment; Jeff Rosenberg, Chairperson: FEDHASA Cape; Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities, Western Cape; Chris Godenir, Alternate: FEDHASA Cape Hotels segment and councillor Xanthea Limberg, mayoral committee member for informal settlements, water and waste services and energy.
FEDHASA Cape members sign Water Wise Pledge

Jane Reddick of GreenCape, an NGO driven by the widespread of economically viable green economy solutions in the Western Cape, recently delivered her presentation to hotel establishment members on the organisation's role in saving water.

12 Oct 2017

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Marriott reinforces Africa expansion with new hotels, $8.5bn capital investment

Marriott International has announced, at the Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) in Kigali, Rwanda, further expansion plans in African with seven new hotel signings. Reinforcing is continued expansion in Africa, the global chain is targeting over 200 hotels with 37,000 rooms open or in the pipeline by 2022, equating to around $8.5bn of capital investment by its real estate partners - an investment that is expected to generate significant economic activity and around 50,000 direct and indirect jobs once the hotels open.

12 Oct 2017