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    RIP to former Spur chief Pierre Van Tonder

    Pierre Van Tonder, Spur Corporation's former CEO, died in a Cape Town hospital at the age of 62 on Sunday evening...

    10 May 2021

    Jumia Ghana launches food festival to support local restaurants

    Africa's e-commerce platform Jumia has announced the launch of its Food Festival Campaign. The campaign, which will run until 11 April 2021, is organised in partnership with local restaurants and supermarkets, as well as blue-chip international restaurant chains such as KFC, Pizza Inn and Burger King...

    1 Apr 2021

    Coronavirus has turned retail therapy into retail anxiety - keeping customers calm will be key to carrying on

    So you finally hit the shops and cafes after weeks of lockdown. After disinfecting your hands, following the arrows around the shop or to your table, taking care to avoid others where possible...

    By Jessica Vredenburg and Megan Phillips 24 Jul 2020

    Why the pleasure and meaning of mingling in bars can't be matched by a table for 2

    If bars are forced to restrict people's movement in our post-coronavirus pandemic world, they will lose some some of their most important social functions...

    By William Straw 12 Jun 2020

    WTM Africa 2020 visitor, media registration now open

    World Travel Market Africa 2020, which takes place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre is set to be one of the African continent's largest and leading business-to-business travel trade show yet...

    5 Mar 2020

    #DI2020: Designing new plant-forward African cuisine with Selassie Atadika

    Ghanaian experiential chef, Selassie Atadika, started her Design Indaba presentation by asking the audience to close their eyes and think of food they enjoy...

    By Angie White 28 Feb 2020

    700 new hotel restaurants and bars will be opened in Africa by 2025

    A new study forecasts that 700 new hotel restaurants and bars will be opened in Africa by 2025, in internationally branded hotels...

    3 Oct 2019

    Key insights into Kenya's hospitality industry

    Jumia Travel, in its annual report delves into Kenya's travel, tourism, and hospitality ecosystem, looking at the sector's GDP contribution, as well as technology trends shaping the hospitality sector...

    9 Jul 2018

    The future is hospitable, indeed

    Hospitality isn't about serving tea and making beds. It's big business, with immense impact on a country's overall welfare. And it is in need of a new breed of leaders that can bring together the genius of innovation, undivided attention to the client experience and outstanding business savviness...

    By Sherif Mamdouh 12 Jun 2018

    Is Airbnb the antidote to overtourism?

    Airbnb's Healthy Travel and Healthy Destinations report shows that its platform and community model helps fight mass tourism, promotes sustainable travel and is changing the economics of travel and tourism to the benefit of local families and communities...

    31 May 2018

    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

    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

    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

    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



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