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World Travel Market Africa 2017

Nairobi to land Sh4.6m per person luxury flight

A Hong Kong-based airline operator plans to launch a Sh4.6m-a-ticket luxury flight to Nairobi targeting Asia's super-rich keen on sampling Kenya's prime holiday destinations...

By Brian Ngugi 1 day ago

Etihad adds year-round flights to Egypt, Nigeria

Etihad Airways is adding year-round flights to Cairo and Lagos later this year to cater to growing demand to and from the United Arab Emirates...

17 Jul 2017

Dar passport is second most powerful in EAC

Tanzania's passport is the second most powerful travelling document in East Africa after Kenya, according to The Henley & Partners Visa Restrictions Index 2017. It enables a Tanzanian to travel 65 countries visa-free...

30 Jun 2017

Positive outlook for African hotel sector

Five African countries showed growth in the hotel sector in 2016, and are set to continue this positive outlook from 2017 to 2021...

By Danette Breitenbach 29 Jun 2017

PwC Hotels Outlook 2017-2021: Africa's hotel sector remains resilient

Africa's hotel sector has remained resilient in the face of strong economic headwinds. South Africa's hospitality sector is poised for further growth in the next five years...

28 Jun 2017

#HerdTracker: Crowd-sourcing the great wildebeest migration

HerdTracker has been updated to include crowd-sourced data from anyone sharing sightings of the migratory herds using #HerdTracker and the location of the herds at the time of the sighting...

27 Jun 2017

Fastjet takes 'Best African Low-Cost Airline' title

Fastjet has been awarded the 'Best African Low-Cost Airline' title at the World Airline Awards, presented by Skytrax, at the Paris Air Show in France...

21 Jun 2017

Crystal Lagoons sets eyes on Kenya for further expansion in SSA

“Rapid urbanisation and economic development make sub-Saharan Africa a promising market for property, especially as countries like Kenya are starting to adopt international frameworks..."

21 Jun 2017

Radisson brand expands its African footprint with a new Park Inn in Kenya

The Rezidor Hotel Group has opened a Park Inn by Radisson in Nairobi's Westlands, the 35th hotel in its African portfolio..

20 Apr 2017

Flights resume as NCAA certifies Abuja airport

The Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, has formally reopened for operations after six weeks of closure with an Ethiopian Airlines Airbus A350-900, the first plane to land at the repaired runway....

19 Apr 2017

Marriott International adds first property in Kenya to its portfolio

Marriott International has announced its first property in Kenya with the opening of Four Points by Sheraton Nairobi Hurlingham...

11 Apr 2017

Five safari destinations for first-time travellers

Safaris promise unique cultural encounters, captivating wildlife adventure, and spectacular scenery. Here are five of the best safari destinations for first-time travellers:

By Jarred Manasse 14 Mar 2017

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...

21 Feb 2017

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...

20 Feb 2017

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

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