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New online platform to show how hip Africa is to global travelers

Hip Africa offers a definitive guide to the best spots to eat, sleep and play in Africa's best destinations...

17 Sep 2015 09:54

African tourism opportunities become more tangible

The Rezidor Hotel Group's Global Director of Sales and Marketing tells us about destination marketing, the first five-star hotel in Sierra Leone, and the challenges of marketing to/in Africa compared to the rest of the world...

By Leigh Andrews 15 Apr 2015 08:00

Social media broadens travel in Africa

This year's Social Media Week Lagos, 24 February 2015 is dedicated to travel and will be on hand to educate Nigerians on travel trends and how social media is helping to shape the future of tourism in Africa...

20 Feb 2015 09:23

Influential European makes 2014's Most Important Africans in Tech list

MD of, Marek Zmyslowski was recently nominated as one of 2014's Most Important Africans in Tech...

24 Dec 2014 09:10

SA's borders closed to Ebola-affected countries

South Africa has imposed a total travel ban for all non-citizens traveling from identified high risk countries to prevent the spread of Ebola to the country.

22 Aug 2014 08:32

Asia's Ebola fears cause tour cancellations

The Minister of Communications, Faith Muthambi, says South Africa's tourism sector is not under threat from the Ebola Virus Disease even though a number of Asian visitors have cancelled planned trips to this country.

20 Aug 2014 07:03

Jovago rolls out loyalty programme for Nigerian businesses, claimed to be Africa's largest online hotel booking platform, has rolled out a new loyalty programme for Nigerian businesses to boost Nigeria's hospitality industry.

30 Apr 2014 10:04

Travelstart launches mobisite bookings in Nigeria

Travelstart, Africa's fastest growing global travel search site will be the first website in Nigeria to offer mobisite bookings via mobile and tablet devices.

30 Jan 2014 07:37

Nigeria's corporate travel boom

The Nigerian hotel market is experiencing a corporate travel boom and although a difficult market to operate in, it offers attractive opportunities for major operators, according to a report released by professional services firm PwC.

By Nick Hedley 18 Jun 2013 07:43

Tourism growth outlook looks strong

Auditing firm PwC on Thursday (13 June) projected total room revenue in SA would grow at a compound annual rate of 9.2% between now and 2017 after overall spending on rooms in all categories rose by 13.4% in 2012 to R15.2bn‚ reflecting an increase in stay-unit nights and a 5.3% rise in the average room rate.

By Helmo Preuss 14 Jun 2013 07:54

Africa must implement open skies policy

Improving safety‚ cutting fuel taxes and liberalising regulation to allow for greater connectivity between African countries are some of the key issues that must be tackled to boost aviation on the continent‚ International Air Transport Association's chief executive Tony Tyler said on Tuesday, (4 June)

By Nicky Smith 5 Jun 2013 10:54

Hilton plans to boost African presence

Hilton Worldwide has expanded its product offering in SA over the past six months and the US-based group intends to increase its presence in Africa‚ according to vice-president of operations for Africa and the Indian Ocean‚ Jan van der Putten.

16 May 2013 08:38

Time to unlock Africa's travel potential

The South African Tourism Indaba should expand its platform by attracting even more exhibitors and buyers from the African continent, Tourism Minister Marthinus Van Schalkwyk said on Sunday (12 May).

14 May 2013 11:56

Tsogo Sun spending US$100m in Africa

In line with its growth strategy‚ Tsogo Sun has announced an investment of US$100m to be used to expand the group's hotel network in Africa.

25 Apr 2013 08:02

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