First Group has undertaken a R5m refurbishment of The Palace located on Durban's golden mile. The art-deco inspired property with its luxury high-rise suites offers unobstructed views of the Indian Ocean.
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InterContinental Hotels Group has signed two new properties in Dubai, namely the Crowne Plaza Dubai Business Bay and InterContinental Residence Suites Dubai Business Bay. The signing of these two properties, and the Dubai Business Bay location, falls in line with IHG's strategy to grow these two brands, which are in partnership with API Hotels & Resorts, in emerging business epicentres.
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The hospitality sector in Africa's emerging markets is set to post faster growth in revenue than their counterparts in the developed countries, attracting foreign investment and an influx of foreign travellers. This makes these emerging markets essential for the expansion strategies of leading hotel developers. “The growth potential of Africa is high mainly because of the rapid economic growth in some economies, a growing middle class and an increase in visits from foreign visitors," says Pietro Calicchio, hospitality and gaming industry leader for PwC Southern Africa.
1 day ago
Members of the southern African hospitality industry are rapidly joining the green revolution and its not for show or Google ranking - there are savings to be had and natural vistas to preserve.
Vanessa Rogers 2 days ago
Highly awarded hotel architect and founder of Dexter Moren Associates, Dexter Moren is returning to THINC Africa by popular demand to share his expertise and experience, speaking on the Design and Development panel.
3 days ago
For those who have been reading the news and started dusting off their passports in preparation for "greener pastures", Flight Centre Travel Group's general manager for Product and Marketing in South Africa, Sue Garrett shares why she would always choose South Africa.
14 Aug 2017
Since its official opening in 2015, Umodzi Park has become an international entertainment and events hub in the heart of Lilongwe, making a series of valuable contributions to the development of the Malawian hospitality industry. Celebrating two years of hospitality success, this five-star hotel and conferencing destination continue to make strides in Malawian tourism and the economy at large.
14 Aug 2017
It's always refreshing to find a woman in the business development driving seat, a sector that has traditionally been dominated by men. We chat to Simone Kuhn, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group's business development manager for Africa and Indian Ocean and one of Africa's Top 100 Women in Tourism - she knows all about doing business in Africa and finding ideal locations and partners to grow the group's hotel presence on the continent.
Cari Coetzee 14 Aug 2017
Asilia's newest impact investment, Roho ya Selous, in the UNESCO world heritage site of Selous Game Reserve in southern Tanzania, is the latest addition to its stable of ecotourism camps. Impact investing occurs across all types of asset classes. Its basic premise is to have a positive impact on society and the environment. It can also be thought of as sustainable philanthropy.
11 Aug 2017
The President Hotel in Bantry Bay, Cape Town has welcomed travellers from around the world for decades and the hotel's longest-standing employee has been around for two of those. We chat to Caroline Ncoko about her journey with the "President" and her passion for the industry.
Cari Coetzee 11 Aug 2017