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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

Four alternatives to gorilla trekking in Rwanda

Rwanda has doubled the cost of its gorilla permits, but there are still alternatives for travellers who want to see gorillas in the wild and tick this amazing experience off their bucket list

By Mareike Pietzsch 7 Jun 2017

RwandAir launches flights to London

RwandAir will today, 26 May 2017, take off for the first direct commercial flight to Gatwick International Airport in London

By Peterson Tumwebaze 26 May 2017

Rwanda targets wealthy tourists with new gorilla permit fees

The decision by Rwanda to increase the price of gorilla trekking permits is likely to benefit its neighbours Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo

12 May 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

Biggest hotel acquisition in Sub-Saharan Africa

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

12 Jan 2017

Rwanda to host World Tourism Conference

The conference will bring together African leaders, international investors and travel professionals to set the tone for how tourism can be utilised as an engine for economic growth

By Bryan Kimenyi 24 Oct 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

Investor sentiment for Sub-Saharan Africa hotels positive despite challenges

According to the latest JLL research, investor sentiment for hotels in Sub-Saharan Africa remains positive despite economic headwinds

5 Oct 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

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

Marriott Hotels opens first hotel in southern Africa

Marriott International has opened Kigali Marriott Hotel, representing its entry into Rwanda and Marriott Hotels' first property in southern Africa.

8 Aug 2016

Six lessons in storytelling

As the world shifts to all things digital, our storytelling has adapted, but remains an effective tool for

By Nicole Biondi 28 Jun 2016

Top 10 apps for travellers

Huge advances in mobile technology and the proliferation of smartphone apps have made travel easier, but choosing the right app for your next trip

24 Jun 2016

Quick meals for Africa

In SA, Famous Brands produces 265,000 cups of specially blended coffee a day. With 2,175 restaurants, the company, whose brands include Wimpy, Steers and Mugg & Bean, also makes 77m ice-cream cones a year. It's the big daddy of SA franchising, with a R9,7bn market capitalisation, and it wants to repeat its local success in the rest of Africa.

By Zeenat Moorad 16 Sep 2013

Protea expands its Lusaka hotel

In response to the rapidly growing demand for business accommodation in Zambia‚ Protea Hospitality Group said on Monday (15 July) it was significantly expanding its Protea Hotel in Lusaka as part of its African expansion drive.

By Nick Hedley 16 Jul 2013

Hilton plans to boost African presence

Hilton Worldwide has expanded its product offering in SA over the past six months and the US-based group intends to increase its presence in Africa‚ according to vice-president of operations for Africa and the Indian Ocean‚ Jan van der Putten.

16 May 2013

Time to unlock Africa's travel potential

The South African Tourism Indaba should expand its platform by attracting even more exhibitors and buyers from the African continent, Tourism Minister Marthinus Van Schalkwyk said on Sunday (12 May).

14 May 2013

IMF forecasts "solid growth" for Africa

Economies in sub-Saharan Africa will ride out the bumpy global recovery in the next few years to post growth rates not seen outside Asia, the IMF said in its latest economic forecasts Tuesday (16 April).

17 Apr 2013

South African Tourism to open office in Nairobi

South African Tourism (SAT) plans to open a regional office in Nairobi during the 2013-2014 financial year, South African Tourism director for Domestic, Africa and Middle East, Phumi Ndlomo has disclosed.

11 Sep 2012

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