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HVS launches executive matchmaking service for Africa's hotel industry

HVS Executive Search Africa, based in Cape Town, will focus on corporate positions, general managers and heads of department in the hotel industry across the continent

24 Mar 2017

Africa's dramatic decline in travel freedom

African countries account for 16 of the 20 biggest fallers on the annual Henley & Partners Visa Restrictions Index over the last decade, with the continent as a whole suffering the most dramatic decline in travel freedom

22 Mar 2017

Explore Africa's havens for bikers

From mountain biking to road cycling, BMX racing, or just leisure biking, Africa is an awe-inspiring destination for bikers across the world

By Josephine Wawira 22 Mar 2017

Know these top five marketing trends to travel in 2017

With purchases happening online, the travel industry is going completely digital to expand its business beyond expectations. Here are a few trends for the year 2017 that you need to watch out for

By Stephen Marshal 20 Mar 2017

#BrandManagerMonth: Carlson Rezidor, Africa's aspirational brand

"Instead of starting with a concept and hoping guests like it, we start with the emotions we want guests to experience, then create the concepts necessary to bring them to life."

By Cari Coetzee 13 Mar 2017

Jumia Travel expands with new local and international destinations

Jumia Travel has unveiled new destinations with new properties in South Africa, Morocco, Egypt, and Tunisia, as well as outbound destinations including Dubai, London, New York, Paris, and Mecca

9 Mar 2017

The best conferencing facilities in Africa 2017

The MICE industry is booming in Africa, with countries investing millions of dollars in constructing or renovating existing conference facilities

By Josephine Wawira 8 Mar 2017

Hilton passes milestone, 100,000 open rooms across EMEA and counting

Hilton has passed the milestone of 100,000 rooms trading across its Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) portfolio with close to 40,000 rooms currently under construction and expected to open by the end of 2020

8 Mar 2017

Longlist for 2017 African Responsible Tourism unveiled

The 2017 African Responsible Tourism Awards has moved into the second round with over 30 tourism organisations, all demonstrating the power of responsible tourism in Africa, vying for top spots

7 Mar 2017

Countdown to Food & Hospitality Africa

The second Food & Hospitality Africa (F&HA), powered by Hostex, will open at Gallagher Convention Centre on 7 May 2017

7 Mar 2017

Marriott International looking to the promise of Africa

The business world has increasingly started to shift focus to Africa, and with global hotel companies aggressively expanding on the continent, this is possibly most evident in the hospitality sector

2 Mar 2017

Examining the state of hotel development in Africa

According to a report by the W-Hospitality Group, a total of 365 hotel chain development pipelines were reported in Africa in 2016, with 64,231 rooms

By Josephine Wawira 27 Feb 2017

How to sell Africa to experiential travellers

On holidays, we no longer get lost or wander through a foreign city because we have apps assisting us. So, it's important that you're the personal touch that clients are looking for

By Mareike Pietzsch 24 Feb 2017

THINC Africa 2017: Exciting future for African hotel market

“The evolution of the hotel market across Africa continues with some of the largest international brands announcing they were opening hotels in new countries."

23 Feb 2017

Jumia Travel aims to streamline travel in Africa with flight services

In a move to boost its service offerings, Jumia Travel has unveiled its Flights Services for travellers - part of its broader programme to create a one-stop travel shop in a bid to streamline travel in Africa.

23 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

Google Maps adds bucket list feature

You can create lists of places, share your lists and follow other lists, all without ever leaving the Google Maps app

15 Feb 2017

Turkish Airlines now flies directly between Antalya and Algeria

Turkish Airlines has added an Antalya-Algeria-Antalya route to its flight network during this year's summer season in Europe

14 Feb 2017

Etihad Airways announces travel programme tailored for fashion industry

Etihad Airways has announced the launch of Runway to Runway - a special rewards programme designed for the fashion community's travel requirements

13 Feb 2017

Escalating investment activity in sub-Saharan Africa hotel sector predicted

Observing a notable increase in liquidity in the sub-Saharan Africa hotel real estate market over the past six months, commercial real estate specialist JLL predicts escalating investment activity in the sector

10 Feb 2017

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