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Former French president appointed director at AccorHotels

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has been appointed as an independent director in the board of AccorHotels, the company said in a statement on Wednesday. AccorHotels, which operates in 95 countries worldwide, is one of the world’s biggest travel and lifestyle groups, owning over 4 000 hotels, resorts and residences, as well as in over […]

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South Africa’s travel and tourism sector slightly recovers, but at slow pace

The South African travel and tourism sector continues to recover slowly but surely from years of contraction and distress despite still facing various challenges. A report released by the Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA) on Wednesday shows that the industry experienced slightly better than normal business performance in the last quarter of 2016. […]

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Concern as South Africa’s accommodation business continues to decline

Travel and tourism authorities in South Africa this week have expressed concern about the continuous decline in performance of accommodation businesses despite the slightly recovery of the sector from years of misery and below performance. The industry segment comprises three-star and five-star luxury hotels, lodges, budget accommodation, among others. The accommodation sector performed below normal […]

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Hilton Durban rewarded for service excellence, skills investment

The majestic Hilton Durban, located in the east coast of South Africa in Kwazulu Natal Province, has been rewarded for its service excellence, investing in skills provision, contributing to the industry, and providing a world-class experience to each guest that passes through its doors. The award, KwaZulu-Natal’s leading Meetings, Exhibitions and Special Events accommodation establishment, […]

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Hilton to open hotels in Nairobi, Accra

Hilton Worldwide, the owner of the world’s most fantastic hotels, will open two more luxury hotels in Africa: one in the Kenya capital Nairobi, and the other in Accra (Ghana). The announcement was made at this year’s African Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) currently taking place in Kigali, Rwanda. The Nairobi and Accra projects come at […]

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South Africa’s tourism steady in Q1 2016

Tourism in South Africa remained steady in the first quarter (Q1) of this year despite rising inflation, slow economic growth and President Jacob Zuma’s corruption scandal. Businesses in this sector experienced almost normal performance levels during the abovementioned period, recording an index score of 97.8, slightly below the score of 100, according to the TBCSA […]

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