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Solar power rising in southern African hotel industry

Members of the southern African hospitality industry are rapidly joining the green revolution and its not for show or Google ranking - there are savings to be had and natural vistas to preserve

By Vanessa Rogers 18 hours ago

WTM Africa adds Women in Travel to its 2018 programme

With strong indications that women entrepreneurs are on the rise, the World Travel Market Africa team have announced the addition of the Women in Travel Meetup to its 2018 programme

10 Aug 2017

Elections? Tourists shrug off jittery polls to flock Kenya's star attractions

Kenya continues to report an increase in arrivals with the key attractions being the wildebeest migration at the Mara, the Madaraka Express rail services to Mombasa and increased chartered flights

8 Aug 2017

Fastjet rebrands in-flight magazine

The in-flight magazine of Fastjet, Smart Travel, has been relaunched as Places Magazine to reflect the extended market the airline covers across Africa

4 Aug 2017

Nairobi to land Sh4.6m per person luxury flight

A Hong Kong-based airline operator plans to launch a Sh4.6m-a-ticket luxury flight to Nairobi targeting Asia's super-rich keen on sampling Kenya's prime holiday destinations

By Brian Ngugi 25 Jul 2017

Etihad adds year-round flights to Egypt, Nigeria

Etihad Airways is adding year-round flights to Cairo and Lagos later this year to cater to growing demand to and from the United Arab Emirates

17 Jul 2017

Dar passport is second most powerful in EAC

Tanzania's passport is the second most powerful travelling document in East Africa after Kenya, according to The Henley & Partners Visa Restrictions Index 2017. It enables a Tanzanian to travel 65 countries visa-free

30 Jun 2017

Positive outlook for African hotel sector

Five African countries showed growth in the hotel sector in 2016, and are set to continue this positive outlook from 2017 to 2021

By Danette Breitenbach 29 Jun 2017

PwC Hotels Outlook 2017-2021: Africa's hotel sector remains resilient

Africa's hotel sector has remained resilient in the face of strong economic headwinds. South Africa's hospitality sector is poised for further growth in the next five years

28 Jun 2017

#HerdTracker: Crowd-sourcing the great wildebeest migration

HerdTracker has been updated to include crowd-sourced data from anyone sharing sightings of the migratory herds using #HerdTracker and the location of the herds at the time of the sighting

27 Jun 2017

Fastjet takes 'Best African Low-Cost Airline' title

Fastjet has been awarded the 'Best African Low-Cost Airline' title at the World Airline Awards, presented by Skytrax, at the Paris Air Show in France

21 Jun 2017

Crystal Lagoons sets eyes on Kenya for further expansion in SSA

“Rapid urbanisation and economic development make sub-Saharan Africa a promising market for property, especially as countries like Kenya are starting to adopt international frameworks"

21 Jun 2017

Radisson brand expands its African footprint with a new Park Inn in Kenya

The Rezidor Hotel Group has opened a Park Inn by Radisson in Nairobi's Westlands, the 35th hotel in its African portfolio..

20 Apr 2017

Flights resume as NCAA certifies Abuja airport

The Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, has formally reopened for operations after six weeks of closure with an Ethiopian Airlines Airbus A350-900, the first plane to land at the repaired runway.

19 Apr 2017

Marriott International adds first property in Kenya to its portfolio

Marriott International has announced its first property in Kenya with the opening of Four Points by Sheraton Nairobi Hurlingham

11 Apr 2017

Five safari destinations for first-time travellers

Safaris promise unique cultural encounters, captivating wildlife adventure, and spectacular scenery. Here are five of the best safari destinations for first-time travellers:

By Jarred Manasse 14 Mar 2017

City Lodge posts interim results, progress on four new hotels

City Lodge is making significant progress with the development of three new hotels in Nairobi, Dar es Salaam, and Windhoek, and has begun the development of City Lodge Hotel in Maputo

21 Feb 2017

Rivals merge to create an African giant in hospitality marketing technology

Shifting their focus to the global frontier and emerging markets, rivals Savanna Sunrise and HotelOga have signed an agreement to merge, creating an African giant in the hospitality marketing technology

20 Feb 2017

Eco-huts attract tourists and cash to Kenyan herding communities

A modern version of the Maasai traditional dwelling, equipped with clean energy, is helping tribal women earn an income

By Benson Rioba 24 Jan 2017

Biggest hotel acquisition in Sub-Saharan Africa

Quantum Global's Hotel Fund Acquires Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel Accra…

12 Jan 2017

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