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IHG grows footprint in Cairo with signing of first Crowne Plaza
IHG grows footprint in Cairo with signing of first Crowne Plaza

IHG has signed the Crowne Plaza Cairo Sheikh Zayed City hotel, the first Crowne Plaza in Cario, scheduled to open in 2021...

23 Nov 2017

Kigali Global Shapers partners with NAS to strengthen continental effort for a #VisaFreeAfrica
Kigali Global Shapers partners with NAS to strengthen continental effort for a #VisaFreeAfrica

To facilitate mobility in Africa, the Kigali Global Shapers has partnered with National Aviation Services for an exclusive sponsor of the global #VisaFreeAfrica campaign...

23 Nov 2017

The importance of culinary tourism to travel destinations
The importance of culinary tourism to travel destinations

Modern-day travellers are more experiential in all aspects of their journey; from cultural immersion to local food sampling, a trend that has become a major influence in the growth of travel destinations...

By Josephine Wawira 22 Nov 2017

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Turkish Airlines rolls out braille boarding passes for visually impaired passengers

Turkish Airlines has started to roll out embossed boarding passes written in braille. Visually impaired staff at Turkish Airlines were involved in the research and development of the new passes...

22 Nov 2017

What to do and where to stay in Zanzibar
What to do and where to stay in Zanzibar

The heat slams your entire body in a suffocating, damp caress as soon as you step out of the plane's air-conditioned coolness; immediately curling hair into little frizzy ringlets and dew-ifying the face. It's overwhelming for a Capetonian used to fresh sea breezes and dry heats - Jambo Zanzibar, there is no mistaking we have arrived upon your welcoming shores!

By Ruth Cooper 21 Nov 2017

Welcoming the world: Rwanda to start issuing visas on arrival for all countries
Welcoming the world: Rwanda to start issuing visas on arrival for all countries

Global citizens, prepare to pack your bags to visit Rwanda. The country has announced that effective from 1 January 2018, nationals of all countries will get a visa upon arrival without prior application...

By Arthur Chatora 20 Nov 2017

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Airlines urged to embrace e-commerce

African airlines have been urged to embrace e-commerce and digital technologies to become more profitable...

By Peterson Tumwebaze 17 Nov 2017

Natural Selection to open new safari camp in remote Namibia in 2018
Natural Selection to open new safari camp in remote Namibia in 2018

In a joint venture between Natural Selection, local communities and Dr Julian Fennessy, Africa's foremost giraffe expert, the safari tourism business will open a new camp in the remote and wild Kaokoland...

17 Nov 2017

Leles African Cuisine taps into virtual restaurant trend
Leles African Cuisine taps into virtual restaurant trend

The food industry is changing, with some restaurant owners forgoing physical retail spaces and instead opting to trade solely online...

17 Nov 2017

Marriott International adds mixed-use property to its Nigerian portfolio
Marriott International adds mixed-use property to its Nigerian portfolio

"The Renaissance Lagos Hotel and Marriott Executive Apartments will be a significant addition to our strong Nigeria portfolio. There is a growing need for high calibre short and extended stay lodging in Nigeria..."

16 Nov 2017

Hayward's Grand Safari Company awarded best mobile safari in Africa
Hayward's Grand Safari Company awarded best mobile safari in Africa

Hayward's Grand Safari Company has received The Safari Guild's Best in Africa Award for top mobile safari at the 11th The Safari Awards...

15 Nov 2017

Kenyan Tourism CS joins #7SummitsAfrica to promote conservation through tourism
Kenyan Tourism CS joins #7SummitsAfrica to promote conservation through tourism

Kenyan Tourism Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala has joined the Mt. Kenya leg of the 7 Summits Africa Challenge, drawn to it by its driving ethos of promoting conservation through sustainable tourism in East Africa...

15 Nov 2017

Major hotel groups to discuss growth strategies for West African hotel sector at WAPI Summit
Major hotel groups to discuss growth strategies for West African hotel sector at WAPI Summit

The growth of the hotel sector is an important indicator of how well a market is developing its travel infrastructure, and the indicators for West Africa are mixed...

15 Nov 2017

Tourvest consolidates travel brands, looks beyond southern Africa for growth opportunities
Tourvest consolidates travel brands, looks beyond southern Africa for growth opportunities

A partnership between Tourvest and German tour operator partner Dertouristik, has prompted the group to look beyond southern Africa for further growth opportunities...

13 Nov 2017

Three dozen cruise ships expected in Seychelles this season, a 20% increase
Three dozen cruise ships expected in Seychelles this season, a 20% increase

"The various cruise ship calls this season will give the Seychelles islands the chance to showcase itself to potential visitors with the hope that their short experience will whet their appetite for future visits."

13 Nov 2017

Volunteer tourism: What's wrong with it and how it can be changed
Volunteer tourism: What's wrong with it and how it can be changed

Volunteer tourism, or voluntourism, is an emerging trend of travel linked to "doing good". Yet these efforts to help people and the environment have come under heavy criticism...

By Andrea Freidus 13 Nov 2017

The Lazizi Premiere by Hilton (Image courtesy of Jumia Travel)
Kenya, SA to lead in luxury hotel growth in Africa

Kenya and South Africa have been named the projected continent leaders in luxury hotel growth in a new report...

10 Nov 2017

Cathay Pacific taps into PressReader library to expand range of reading material
Cathay Pacific taps into PressReader library to expand range of reading material

Cathay Pacific has partnered with PressReader, enabling them to provide thousands of popular newspapers and magazines to passengers...

10 Nov 2017

Carlson Rezidor to make its debut in Cameroon with Radisson Blu
Carlson Rezidor to make its debut in Cameroon with Radisson Blu

With the debut of Radisson Blu in Cameroon, the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group has entered its 30th African country. The Radisson Blu Hotel & Apartments Douala, Cameroon is scheduled to open in 2019...

10 Nov 2017

Fixing the challenges frustrating tourism in Africa
Fixing the challenges frustrating tourism in Africa

Most African nations face tough challenges and constraints in leveraging the benefits of tourism services in trade and economic development...

By Olukayode Kolawole 8 Nov 2017

Three animal tourist attractions you should never do
Three animal tourist attractions you should never do

Wild animals should always be in the wild and not made to do our bidding. The pursuit of travel can be done responsibly, with an awareness of the environment and its inhabitants...

By Elaine Clara Mah 8 Nov 2017

Reda Faceh (Vice President, Development Northern and Western Africa, AccorHotels), Olivier Granet (Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer, AccorHotels Middle East and Africa), Ali Salhab (Shareholder, Noral), Hassan Salhab (Shareholder, Noral)
AccorHotels bolsters Ivory Coast portfolio with Novotel and Adagio Abidjan

AccorHotels has signed a hotel management agreement with Noral for a combined 200-room Novotel and 110-apartments Adagio complex in the capital city of Abidjan...

8 Nov 2017

CNN's Go There Media Fund to aid distressed destinations in boosting travel and tourism
CNN's Go There Media Fund to aid distressed destinations in boosting travel and tourism

CNN International Commercial's (CNNIC) 'Go There Media Fund' provides travel and tourism expertise to distressed destinations and countries recovering from natural disasters...

7 Nov 2017

Source: Marriott International
Marriott opens second hotel in Kenya overlooking famous Nairobi National Park

Marriott International has further strengthened its presence in Kenya with the announcement of the opening of its second hotel, Four Points by Sheraton Nairobi Airport, overlooking the World's Wildlife Capital...

7 Nov 2017

Johannesburg only sub-Saharan Africa city in Top 100 City Destinations Ranking 2017
Johannesburg only sub-Saharan Africa city in Top 100 City Destinations Ranking 2017

Euromonitor International has released the 2017 edition of the Top 100 City Destinations Ranking, incorporating global travel trends to provide insight on how cities are at the forefront of tourism growth...

7 Nov 2017

Cape Town Waterfront
CNN International's Inside Africa explores Cape Town's historic Waterfront

CNN International's Inside Africa recently explored the history and revitalisation of Cape Town's Waterfront - the most visited landmark in South Africa - which attracts 24 million visitors a year...

6 Nov 2017

Viewing elevator down Graskop Gorge a first for Africa
Viewing elevator down Graskop Gorge a first for Africa

When first approached about the possibility of constructing a viewing elevator down the Graskop Gorge cliff face in Mpumalanga, the engineers' first thought was 'pie in the sky'...

6 Nov 2017

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Developing smart cities, identifying unique experiences key to growing tourism in Africa

To ensure sustained tourism and overall economic growth, African cities need to find ways to develop into smart cities capable of attracting visitors, offering unique experiences and overcoming...

3 Nov 2017

Emirates boost Algiers service with extra flight, becomes daily
Emirates boost Algiers service with extra flight, becomes daily

Emirates Airlines will be adding an extra flight to its service between Dubai and Algiers as of 13 December 2017, complementing Emirates' current six flights a week and making it a daily service....

3 Nov 2017

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Hurricanes hit global passenger demand for September

Global passenger traffic results for September showed that demand rose 5.7% compared 2016, the slowest year-on-year increase since February. Hurricanes Irma and Maria weighed heavily on the results...

3 Nov 2017

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