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Visa requirements relaxation for foreign visitors to South Africa could boost tourism: PwC

The continued debate about a further relaxation of visa requirements for international visitors to South Africa may impact on the country’s forecast tourism growth, Pietro Calicchio, PricewaterhouseCooper (PwC) Hospitality Industry Leader for Southern Africa, said, as the number of foreign visitors to South Africa is set to increase by 5.3% in 2018. Foreign visitors willing […]

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Adventure travel’s global cyclists to ride through Africa next year

A group of adventure tourism’s international cyclists belonging to Canada-based TDA Global Cyclists will next year take a 7 000-mile journey to Africa that will see them ride through 10 countries, including Ethiopia’s Omo Valley, the Adventure Travel News reported this week. The adventure-obsessed cyclists will depart from Egypt’s legendary Pyramids of Giza and ride […]

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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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