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Climate change, online travel, visas and hotel owner's ROI will continue to trend in 2020

The environmental impact of hotels, relaxed visa regulations, the growth of online travel agents and maximising profits for hotel owners will be the top four trends in 2020, according to Mohamed Awadalla, CEO of UAE-based Time Hotels...

8 hours ago

Afro-optimism in focus at BizTrendsLIVE!2020

Bizcommunity has announced the line-up of published and awarded trend analysts from London, Lagos, Senegal and SA, to share their vision of intra-African tech, trade and trends at BizTrendsLIVE!2020 on Thursday, 30 January...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 13 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Waste management in the hospitality sector in 2020

Effective waste management is a universal problem that affects us all. It's the one factor we, in the hospitality industry, can collectively prevent from worsening during 2020...

By Sharmila Ragunanan 13 Jan 2020

Radisson Hotel set to debut in Reunion Island

The group is now present in three of the four main Indian Ocean Islands, bringing their Indian Ocean portfolio to seven hotels in operation and under development...

13 Jan 2020

Emirates adds plant-based options in celebration of Veganuary

Emirates is celebrating Veganuary on board by including an additional plant-based option on its menus for the month of January...

9 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: All about authenticity - 3 major trends influencing the travel industry

As tourism continues to rise (2018 saw a global increase of 6% in 2017) consumers are not shy to make their preferences known on how they want to travel and, afterwards, what they thought of the experience...

By Jared Ruttenberg 8 Jan 2020

Africa's leading B2B news TO GO>>

Monday, 6 January 2020, Bizcommunity, one of the leading business-to-business news platforms on the African continent, celebrates the official relaunch of their podcast offering - BizTakeouts...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 7 Jan 2020

Nigeria rolls out visas on arrival to Africans

Nigeria has introduced visas on arrival to all African travellers, dropping the requirement that they apply in advance...

7 Jan 2020

Germany commits additional €8.5m to support Tanzanian conservation efforts

Rooted in the friendship between Baba wa Taifa, Mwalimu Nyerere, and Prof. Bernhard Grzimek, former president of the German Frankfurt Zoological Society, Tanzania and Germany have been close partners...

31 Dec 2019

Marriott, Landmark Sabbour sign agreement to open W Hotel in Cairo

Amr Sultan, Managing Director of Landmark Sabbour and Alex Kyriakidis, President & Managing Director, Middle East & Africa, Marriott International at the signing ceremony of W Cairo

23 Dec 2019

AfDB lends $272m for construction of Tanzania's Msalato International Airport

A $272.12m loan has been approved from the African Development Bank (AfDB) to Tanzania for the construction of the new Msalato International Airport in the capital Dodoma...

20 Dec 2019

Airbnb adds 31 new languages, includes Xhosa, Zulu and Swahili

With these new languages, the company is working to bring economic opportunity to even more hosts, and making it easier for more guests to experience travel that is local, authentic and unique.

13 Dec 2019

Onomo Hotels obtains majority stake in Bon Hotels

The acquisition is set to shake-up the African continent's hospitality industry...

12 Dec 2019

Travelstart to power Jumia Travel across Africa

Travelstart has entered into a distribution and commercial agreement with Jumia Travel to power the latter's pan-African online travel booking portal. Under the agreement, Travelstart will take control of the sales, fulfilment and customer service aspects of Jumia Travel online booking websites in all its operating territories...

12 Dec 2019

Experiences aren't always better for the planet than products - here's how to make memories sustainably

Many businesses are capitalising on the rise in experience-seeking with new and expensive ways to make memories -- and many of them are just as damaging for the planet as products...

By Brendan Canavan 11 Dec 2019

4 business travel trends to look out for in 2020

The new year ushers in a new decade, and in the world of business travel it brings new advances and trends for those embarking on business trips...

9 Dec 2019

SAA placed under business rescue

Minister of public enterprises Pravin Gordhan, issued a statement in the early hours of this morning, 5 December 2019 to confirm that SAA will be placed into business rescue immediately.

5 Dec 2019

BizTrendsLIVE!2020 speakers announced and booking open

We are honoured to announce the following speakers who will share their vision of the trends shaping our region, from culture to connectivity and fintech to fashion at BizTrendsLIVE!2020, in association with Ster Kinekor, at the Mall of Africa IMAX theatre on Thursday, 30 January 2020...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 4 Dec 2019

Euromonitor reveals top 100 city destinations for 2019

This year's report, covering the world's leading cities ranked by international tourist arrivals shows that 5 out of the top 10 most visited cities in 2018 are in Asia Pacific, with Hong Kong listed as the most visited city in the world, followed by Bangkok...

3 Dec 2019

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