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Reduced development pipeline, strong demand expected to improve hotel performance in East Africa

The impact of the elevated supply growth across the region will likely continue to be felt in 2018, but strong demand fundamentals will improve hotel performance thereafter...

1 day ago

New luxurious hotel for Victoria Falls

From early 2019, Mbano Manor will offer a unique and nature-based travel experience for the global, high-end tourist who seeks comfort and privacy to commune with nature...

By John Kachembere 13 Apr 2018

#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

Western Cape economy, communities benefit from R5bn Airbnb boost

New data released by Airbnb, which looks at host earning and guest spending, shows the home sharing company has had a positive impact on the growth of guests and on local families, communities and businesses...

12 Apr 2018

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

AccorHotels, Mantis Group partners to boost ecotourism footprint in Africa

This partnership is accompanied by the launch of Community Conservation Fund Africa (CCFA), which aims to amplify both groups' commitment towards preventing the accelerating decline of Africa's wildlife...

6 Apr 2018

Marketing Virgin Atlantic: Challenging the status quo with flair, passion and love

"I love that we, at Virgin Atlantic, are always taking calculated risks - we're always pushing the boundaries, but with the customer's best interests always in mind."

By Cari Coetzee 5 Apr 2018

Africa: On a roller coaster ride

Elections are very important for the hospitality industry in Africa. Investors - those who stay in hotels, and those who invest in them - need stability, which breeds confidence, and that means economic growth...

By Trevor Ward 5 Apr 2018

Why Zanzibar was chosen for East Africa's greenest hotel

Said Salim Awadh Bakhresa, owner of the 106-roomed Hotel Verde Zanzibar - Azam Luxury Resort & Spa which recently opened its doors to the public, said he chose this particular piece of paradise due to the increasing popularity of...

29 Mar 2018

Bon Hotels sets new benchmark in Nigeria with Abuja revamp

Following the success of its previous 28-roomed offering, Bon Hotels' Bon Hotel Abuja recently celebrated the launch of its upgraded and extended offering...

27 Mar 2018

The private members club set to transform Africa

The QSL Members Club will be an incubator for Africa's leading lights, an organic platform for ideas to be birthed, connections to be forged and for plans to be set in motion...

By Cari Coetzee 27 Mar 2018

Western Cape tourism remains undeterred by water crisis impact

"There have been many queries around the water crisis, people considering cancelling their future trips, events and conferences. We have aligned our messages to convey that we are open for business, as tourism. We are mindful of the impact tourism has on water but also that we've found augmented solutions that address that."

23 Mar 2018

Bon Hotels opens in Enugu, Nigeria

Bon Hotels has bolstered its Nigerian portfolio with Bon Hotel Sunshine Enugu, located just 12 minutes from the airport and in close proximity to the city centre...

22 Mar 2018

#WTMA18: Retosa, Arta partnership to find more responsible tourism success stories

Retosa has partnered with the African Responsible Tourism Awards to encourage more entries to the awards from the SADC. The aim of the awards is to inspire change in the tourism sector by showcasing examples that tourism providers can learn from...

14 Mar 2018

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