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World Travel Market Africa 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

Hotel fitness centres, a new gold in the hospitality industry

The growing trend from home based fitness programmes to local fitness memberships, now includes the need for travellers to keep fit even when on their trips, be it leisure or business...

By Josephine Wawira 10 Mar 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

BON Hotels adds Grand Pela to their Nigerian portfolio

BON Hotels has added BON Hotel GRAND Pela, located in Abuja, to their portfolio - their tenth property in Nigeria...

14 Feb 2017

Report shows Nigerians prefer domestic travel

Despite the security challenges in the country and with the fall in the dollar exchange rate, a lot of Nigerians preferred to travel within the country to spend their holidays at exciting tourist destinations...

1 Feb 2017

Renaissance Hotels makes its debut in Nigeria

Renaissance Hotels has announced the opening of its first hotel in Sub-Saharan Africa - the Renaissance Lagos Ikeja Hotel located in Nigeria's commercial centre...

23 Jan 2017

Biggest hotel acquisition in Sub-Saharan Africa

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

12 Jan 2017

Factors stifling the growth of tourism in Africa

I was privileged to attend the 12th edition of the African Travel & Tourism Conference (Akwaaba): a gathering of travel and tourism experts in Africa...

By Olukayode Kolawole 7 Nov 2016

BON Hotels takes to Nigeria with nine hotels across five cities

BON Hotels hosted their official launch in Nigeria at BON Hotel Stratton Asokoro in Abuja...

31 Oct 2016

Carlson Rezidor on track with hotel developments in Africa

Carlson Rezidor is on track to achieve its target of more than 23,000 rooms open or under development in Africa by the end of 2020...

7 Oct 2016

Hilton increases presence in Africa with Hilton Lagos Airport

Hilton has signed a management agreement to open a 350 guest room and suite hotel at Lagos' Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Nigeria, set to open in 2023...

6 Oct 2016

Hilton Worldwide announces line-up of hotel firsts for Africa

Hilton Worldwide announced new properties and extensions at AHIF. Among the new hotels agreed is Africa's first modular build hotel, Africa's tallest hotel in Nairobi, and...

4 Oct 2016

Driving corporate travel

While initially travel was only associated with leisure, the surge of corporate travellers across the world with close focus to Africa, has contributed highly to the massive increase in international travel...

By Josephine Wawira 3 Oct 2016

#THINCAfrica: Hotels are expanding their African footprint

Despite some short-term challenges, Africa is open for business when it comes to hotel development with hoteliers of all sizes expanding their African footprint...

7 Sep 2016

Starwood Hotels strengthens Nigerian portfolio with Four Points Benin City

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide announced the signing of Four Points Benin City - built for the modern traveler with an emphasis on approachable design and stylish comfort...

2 Sep 2016

Lessons from Seychelles for Nigeria's tourism master plan

Data is needed to help assess policies that govern future industry development and to provide knowledge to help guide successful and sustainable travel and tourism investment decisions...

By Olukayode Kolawole 30 Aug 2016

AU passport boost might see tourism become the bedrock of Nigerian economy

Nigeria's tourism and hospitality industry might overtake...

25 Aug 2016

SA Tourism workshop connects SA product owners with travel trade in Ghana

SA Tourism recently hosted a successful trade workshop in Ghana, which saw approximately 100 members of the local travel trade meeting with some of the best South African product owners...

17 Aug 2016

Infographic sheds light on Nigerian travellers

Jumia's latest infographic has revealed that women only account for 22% of the travelling population while men account for 78%...

16 Aug 2016

UK launches new 24-hour priority visa service in Nigeria

A new priority UK visa service in Nigeria allows customers to process their applications within 24 hours...

12 Aug 2016

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