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Preparing the 21-century general manager for Africa's growing hospitality industry

We chat with Jan van der Putten, Vice President of Africa & Indian Ocean at Hilton Worldwide about the role of the 21st-century general manager and ways in which hotel owners can better equip these employees to maximise their performance for an optimal guest experience...

By Robin Fredericks 13 hours ago

Etihad Airways launches TravelPass

Etihad Airways has announced a partnership with Norwegian technology developer Braathens IT, to develop TravelPass, an innovative travel solution initially aimed at corporate and frequent travellers which will launch later this year.

1 day ago

Airbus and Green Africa sign MoU for 50 A220s

The A220 brings together state-of-the-art aerodynamics, advanced materials and Pratt & Whitney's latest-generation PW1500G geared turbofan engines to offer at least 20% lower fuel burn per seat compared to previous generation aircraft...

1 day ago

Major airlines say they're acting on climate change. Our research reveals how little they've achieved

We analysed what the world's top 58 airlines - such as American Airlines, British Airways and Qantas - are doing about climate change. Even the best airlines are not doing anywhere near enough...

By Susanne Becken 2 days ago

Accor set to expand Ethiopia footprint with new Ibis Styles hotel

Accor Hotels, in partnership with Yuluch Elyano Trading plc, is expanding its presence in Ethiopia with the opening of a new property under its design-led economy brand, Ibis Styles...

14 Feb 2020

Airline passenger market: Africa leads all regions with a 5.0% demand increase

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released its global passenger traffic results, which shows that passenger demand rose by 4.2% compared to 2018...

11 Feb 2020

New research: Face-to-face meetings most effective for business success

The new study, conducted by Talk2 Media & Events, surveyed over 200 buyers and exhibitors from across the Asia Pacific region looking at industry challenges and the most valued attributes...

10 Feb 2020

Air travel restrictions won't protect us from the coronavirus

Suspending flights and screening passengers is mainly about reassuring us, not keeping us healthy...

By Lucy Budd and Stephen Ison 10 Feb 2020

Tourism holds positive growth for business in Nigeria

Business in Nigeria is on the rise and foreign investors are taking notice...

7 Feb 2020

#ATMDubai: Travel trends for Boomers, Gen X, Y and Z to look out for

"Although all generations are now looking for activities and experiences, above all else, what makes this market more complex, is the individual preferences and demands of each generation and of course ultimately, the challenge facing marketers trying to engage with them."

6 Feb 2020

Advocating for African airlines to become key economic drivers

According to 2019 AFRAA Annual report, air transport in Africa currently supports 6.2 million jobs and $55.8bn of GDP and is expected to grow at a rate of 4.6% annually for the next 20 years...

6 Feb 2020

The coronavirus will hit the tourism and travel sector hard

The economic impacts of the new coronavirus on the travel and tourism industry will be felt in every corner of the world and almost every sector of the economy...

By Marion Joppe 3 Feb 2020

UNWTO addresses travel industry on coronavirus

During times of crisis, tourism has to live up to its responsibility as an integral part of the wider society. The sector must put people and their wellbeing first...

By Juergen T Steinmetz 3 Feb 2020

Travel-focused online radio station launched by Gallivant Africa

Data-driven media firm, Gallivant Africa is launching a niche Africa-focused online radio channel to help promote the continent as a leading travel destination...

31 Jan 2020

Perspectives from Kenya and Ghana on coronavirus preparations

Chinese officials have identified a novel coronavirus which belongs to a family of viruses that cause illnesses ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases...

29 Jan 2020

Onomo Hotels opens in Maputo

Onomo Hotels has opened a new hotel in Maputo, Mozambique, bringing up its network in Southern Africa to seven hotels, with five in South Africa and one in Rwanda...

29 Jan 2020

Tourism trends for 2020: Africa to dominate the landscape

When it comes to growth relating to where travellers want to spend their holidays in 2020 and beyond, Africa will remain the world's top performer...

By Guy Stehlik 27 Jan 2020

Could sleeper trains replace international air travel?

Since 2019, night train networks have seen a remarkable revival across Europe...

23 Jan 2020

WiT Africa 2020 to connect Asian and African travel markets

The first WiT Africa, to be held on May 28 at the Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel, Cape Town will explore the opportunities and dynamism of a region that echoes what has been seen in Asia's emerging markets...

23 Jan 2020

Deadline closing in for inaugural WTM Africa Travel & Tourism Awards

Themed Under African Skies, the awards seek to celebrate the outstanding tourism promotional work done by private sector companies and individuals, in eight categories, which are judged by an independent panel of international industry experts.

22 Jan 2020

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