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City Lodge posts interim results, progress on four new hotels

City Lodge is making significant progress with the development of three new hotels in Nairobi, Dar es Salaam, and Windhoek, and has begun the development of City Lodge Hotel in Maputo...

1 day ago

Rivals merge to create an African giant in hospitality marketing technology

Shifting their focus to the global frontier and emerging markets, rivals Savanna Sunrise and HotelOga have signed an agreement to merge, creating an African giant in the hospitality marketing technology...

2 days ago

Eco-huts attract tourists and cash to Kenyan herding communities

A modern version of the Maasai traditional dwelling, equipped with clean energy, is helping tribal women earn an income...

By Benson Rioba 24 Jan 2017

Biggest hotel acquisition in Sub-Saharan Africa

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

12 Jan 2017

Beehive fences ward of crop-raiding elephants

For subsistence farmers, an elephant raid can be devastating. Elephants can consume up to 400kg of food a day...

5 Dec 2016

Carlson Rezidor on track with hotel developments in Africa

Carlson Rezidor is on track to achieve its target of more than 23,000 rooms open or under development in Africa by the end of 2020...

7 Oct 2016

Marriott announces new deals across Africa

Continuing its robust expansion across Africa, Marriott International announced the signing of new properties in Cape Town, Nairobi, Cairo, and Mauritius...

7 Oct 2016

Best Western expands its East African portfolio

Best Western Hotels & Resorts has added BW Premier Collection The Alba in Nairobi, Kenya, to its East African portfolio...

7 Oct 2016

Hilton Worldwide announces line-up of hotel firsts for Africa

Hilton Worldwide announced new properties and extensions at AHIF. Among the new hotels agreed is Africa's first modular build hotel, Africa's tallest hotel in Nairobi, and...

4 Oct 2016

Driving corporate travel

While initially travel was only associated with leisure, the surge of corporate travellers across the world with close focus to Africa, has contributed highly to the massive increase in international travel...

By Josephine Wawira 3 Oct 2016

East African hospitality sector set for positive growth

"East Africa is expected to deliver the strongest real GDP growth in Sub-Saharan Africa over the next decade, according to BMI Research."

30 Sep 2016

East Africa air travel rising

ForwardKeys' analysis of international air travel to East Africa this year (January to August), revealed a strong growth of 11.2% compared with the same period last year...

22 Sep 2016

Kenya's wildebeest migration live

Digital spectators can enjoy a live streaming of the wildebeest migration via Facebook and YouTube in Kenya's Masai Mara National Reserve, made possible by a partnership between WildEarth and HerdTracker...

21 Sep 2016

MH sees strong potential for further growth in Africa

Currently MH has a portfolio of 27 properties in operation in seven countries in Southern and East Africa, with a further pipeline of two new resorts under development in North Africa...

1 Sep 2016

Hail the continental Pan-African passport

The historic move by the AU aims at opening up borders to allow free movement of goods and people among the African countries...

By Josephine Wawira 18 Aug 2016

Embracing domestic tourism in Africa

For a long time, Africans have perceived traveling, especially within the continent, as a non-essential. Euromonitor International, however, says this trend is gradually changing...

By Josephine Wawira 15 Aug 2016

City Lodge Hotel Group starts development of its 60th hotel - Town Lodge Windhoek

The City Lodge Hotel Group grew its revenue by 14.6% to R1.5bn in the financial year to 30 June 2016 and is on track to open three new African hotels in mid-to-late 2017...

Issued by City Lodge Hotel 12 Aug 2016

Taking a closer look at equine tourism

Equine tourism has gradually developed across the world, being the center of attraction for some destinations globally, such as Iceland, the US, South Africa, and Kenya...

By Josephine Wawira 8 Aug 2016

Debating slum tourism: for or against?

Slum tourism, despite remaining controversial in relation to its motive, continues to gain popularity across the world, including in some African countries...

By Josephine Wawira 5 Aug 2016

PwC Outlook: SA hotel and tourism industry set for growth

Driven by an increase in the number of foreign visitors to the African continent...

4 Aug 2016

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