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World Travel Awards Africa, Indian Ocean 2019 winners revealed
World Travel Awards Africa, Indian Ocean 2019 winners revealed

The Africa and Indian Ocean winners have been announced for the 2019 World Travel Awards...

3 Jun 2019

Radisson identifies Indian Ocean as key market, set to double portfolio by 2022
Radisson identifies Indian Ocean as key market, set to double portfolio by 2022

During this years Indian Ocean Hotel Investment Forum event in Mauritius, the Radisson Hotel Group shared its Indian Ocean development strategy and market insight with hotel owners, developers, banks, investment funds and hotel groups...

29 May 2019

Radisson Hotel Group signs three hotels to enter Madagascar
Radisson Hotel Group signs three hotels to enter Madagascar

The Radisson Hotel Group has signed an agreement with Groupe Talys, for three hotels to enter Madagascar, namely the Radisson Blu Hotel Antananarivo Waterfront, Radisson Hotel Antananarivo Waterfront and Radisson Serviced Apartments Antananarivo City Centre...

30 Apr 2019

How digital hospitality can be utilised to transform guest experiences in Africa
How digital hospitality can be utilised to transform guest experiences in Africa

As hospitality providers across the globe embrace digital transformation, the question arises; what do intelligent hotels offer?

25 Apr 2019

Marriott expected to add 19 properties to its Middle East, Africa portfolio
Marriott expected to add 19 properties to its Middle East, Africa portfolio

Marriott estimates its development pipeline through 2023 represents up to $8bn of investment from property owners and is expected to generate over 20,000 new jobs across the region...

8 Apr 2019

How can African hospitality effectively adopt new hotel technology?
How can African hospitality effectively adopt new hotel technology?

Although hotel technology development is gaining traction across the globe, Africa's hospitality industry is still lagging somewhat in its uptake...

22 Mar 2019

Radisson Hotel Group expands Africa portfolio with 16 new hotels
Radisson Hotel Group expands Africa portfolio with 16 new hotels

The Radisson Hotel Group has signed 16 new hotel deals across Africa, with 96 hotels and 20,000 rooms in operation and under development across 31 countries.

12 Feb 2019

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Marriott International signs three new African hotel deals

Marriott International has signed three new deals across North and West Africa, thereby expanding the hotel group's presence across the continent. The new deal signings highlight the company's growth in Morocco and Ghana, while marking its debut in Liberia.

12 Feb 2019

Vision Style Awards names eco-resort Bisate Lodge Most Innovative New Venue
Vision Style Awards names eco-resort Bisate Lodge Most Innovative New Venue

Rwandan safari camp, Bisate Lodge has been named the winner of 'Most Innovative New Venue' design in the 2018 Vision Style Awards...

27 Nov 2018

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Apply to be a part of the 2019 Boutique Hotel Guest Experience Awards

Entries for the 2019 Boutique Hotel Guest Experience Awards will open on 1 December 2018 and will close on 31 January 2019...

23 Nov 2018

Travel megatrends transforming Africa
Travel megatrends transforming Africa

Travel is an ever-shifting industry; how visitors adapt in their preferences is a challenge for any tourism and hospitality professional to identify and meet their requirements in order to stay relevant...

8 Nov 2018

Research highlights key challenges Africa's youth face in tourism, hospitality
Research highlights key challenges Africa's youth face in tourism, hospitality

The research findings call on sector stakeholders to address the gaps that challenge young people's ability to secure and retain opportunities in the sector...

13 Sep 2018

Why waste management should be a part of your hospitality strategy
Why waste management should be a part of your hospitality strategy

Waste management should be a part of your sustainability strategy as it is the key in helping to protect the environment and sustain its natural resources...

28 Aug 2018

How sporting events like the 2018 FIFA World Cup has benefited Africa
How sporting events like the 2018 FIFA World Cup has benefited Africa

We chat with Tim Smith, managing partner at HVS Consulting to find out more about how sporting events like the 2018 FIFA World Cup has benefited the African continent and its tourism industry...

By Robin Fredericks 13 Jul 2018

Key insights into Kenya's hospitality industry
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

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THINC Africa 2018 a boost in African tourism

"There's a consistently negative stigma around travelling in Africa which has been snowballing for years. We need to position ourselves correctly and draw attention to the positive experiences that can be had here."

3 Jul 2018

#WTMA18: Bringing Africa to New York and New York to Africa
#WTMA18: Bringing Africa to New York and New York to Africa

NYC & Company became a major blip on our radar when it locked in the first ever city-to-city partnership with Cape Town to boost tourism between the two iconic cities. We caught up with Makiko Matsuda Healy, MD of tourism market development, to find out what New York tourism is all about...

By Cari Coetzee 15 Jun 2018

The future is hospitable, indeed
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

It is time to change the way you think about business travel
It is time to change the way you think about business travel

Whether you're new to business travel or a veteran corporate jet-setter, here are Flight Centre Business Travel's top tips to making business travel a healthy part of your lifestyle...

12 Jun 2018

Seychelles bans single-use plastic straws to protect environment
Seychelles bans single-use plastic straws to protect environment

"Retailers have been given to January 2019 to use their existing stock of plastic straws. We are going to start an intensive education programme as we also need to present importers with alternatives rather than just stating that we are imposing a ban."

11 Jun 2018

Risk managers recognising importance of crisis communications
Risk managers recognising importance of crisis communications

Crisis communications, reputation and brand value retention are increasingly recognised by risk managers, lawyers and insurers as crucial to an airline, airport, hotel or other travel and tourism organisation's recovery and ability to continue doing business during and after a crisis event...

By Linden Birns 7 Jun 2018

Is Airbnb the antidote to overtourism?
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

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How Hilton will reach its 2030 social and environmental goals

On top of removing plastic straws from its 650 managed properties by the end of 2018, Hilton revealed it will double its social impact investments and cut its global environmental impact in half by 2030...

24 May 2018

The carbon footprint of tourism revealed (it's bigger than we thought)
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

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#AfricaMonth: Creating a conducive environment for corporate travel in Africa

Rebone Motsatsi, Avis Rent a Car executive: commercial and licensees on corporate travel in Africa shares his thoughts on the business travel market, MICE destinations and the role government can play in making the country more attractive to corporates.

4 May 2018

#WTMA18: Six trends driving growth and change in African tourism
#WTMA18: Six trends driving growth and change in African tourism

Each region is different and coping with different tensions. Mature economies have been struggling to maintain positive growth, and emerging markets have had their own challenges to deal with...

By Cari Coetzee 3 May 2018

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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

Business events can lead the growth of African tourism
Business events can lead the growth of African tourism

As the economy continues to shift from being resource-based, knowledge industries such as tourism will become more sophisticated and important and while business travel makes up just a quarter of the overall tourism pie, its potential extends far beyond its current nominal contribution...

By Yugashnee Naicker 25 Apr 2018

#WTMA18: 2018 African Responsible Tourism Awards finalists announced
#WTMA18: 2018 African Responsible Tourism Awards finalists announced

The finalists for the 2018 African Responsible Tourism Awards have been announced, competing in five categories as well as for the much-coveted 'Overall Winner'. Who will take the top spots?

12 Apr 2018

Millennials set to reshape the luxury industry through innovation
Millennials set to reshape the luxury industry through innovation

Research shows that luxury hotels have yet to unleash the full potential of innovation needed to attract and retain millennials. The simple fact that traditional luxury hotels and millennials appear at odds raises a straightforward question...

By Dr. Carlos Martin-Rios 11 Apr 2018

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