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Overview of Ghana, Ethiopia’s hospitality sector

These are some of the highlights from PwC’s 7th edition of the ‘Hotels Outlook: 2017-2021’ report. PwC’s report features information about hotel accommodation in South Africa, Nigeria, Mauritius, Kenya and Tanzania. This article looks into Ghana and Ethiopia as emerging hotel markets. Ghana The hotel sector in Ghana has remained resilient despite recent global economic […]

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Wanted: foreign investment in Africa’s hospitality sector

There are countless opportunities in Africa’s hospitality sector in emerging markets, and the industry is set to post faster growth in revenue than their counterparts in developed countries. This makes them integral to the expansion strategies of some of the world’s leading hotel developers. So, there is an urgent need for foreign investment in this sector. […]

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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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