South Africa: “Tourism currently sustains 700,000 direct jobs … There is no reason why it can’t double in size.”
Tourism is key foundation of future growth in South Africa says new president who promises government support to double tourism numbers to the country
ONOMO’s has pledged growth across Africa with presence in Cameroon, Congo, Uganda, Mozambique, Tanzania and Ethiopia.
Customers expect connectivity and this is forcing hospitality businesses to take wireless infrastructure beyond just offering free WiFi – now they can enable next-generation guest journeys. The future is here and you need to be part of it.
“The maturation of hotel ownership should see an increasing number of owners recycling their capital into new hotel developments, which, in turn, would create an opportunity for new capital to acquire existing assets in the hotel sector”
“South Africa cannot afford to lose confidence as a tourist destination,” so hotels are ensuring a supply of clean, fresh water for guests as the region looks to tackle the impending crisis
It is also developing the 147-room City Lodge Hotel Dar es Salaam in Tanzania which is expected to open within the next two months and expects to open the 148-room City Lodge Hotel Maputo in Mozambique’s capital in the second quarter of 2018.
Football legend opens his first African hotel in Marrakech, Morroco next year. He already has two: one is his home town of Madeira Islands and another in Lisbon, capital of Portugal. Two more will also be opened in Madrid and New York
Hotels across much of the the Middle East saw significant performance declines in 2017. At the same time, STR report this week that Africa’s hotels achieved significant growth across all key performance metrics
Eight top trends in the hotel market for 2018 from JLL, which is forecasting a boom across the hotel sector this year especially in the budget and mid-market segments
“We have identified Nigeria as a key country for scaled growth, and the addition of our second Radisson Blu in the megacity of Lagos perfectly complements our development strategy”
Spending on leisure and hospitality construction has improved significantly since 2012, rising to US$181 billion in 2016 and forecast to reach US$232 billion by 2021, supported by growing tourism, particularly in Asia-Pacific and the Middle East and Africa. Within these, China, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, the UAE and Qatar are all expected to grow at above […]
Dream Hotel School is an initiative between Sondela Academy and Dream Hotels and Resorts, providing a Work Integrated Learning process during which qualification outcomes are combined with business processes in the workplace. Today on Bizcommunity.com, Diederick Reinecke, campus manager: Dream Hotel School explains the attractions for hospitality workers
Cape Town is forecast to run out of water by the end of April but the city’s hoteliers report tourist numbers during the peak summer season are high. Visitors are even helping combat the shortage. A special report released this week by The Citizen shows the water crisis is not affecting tourist numbers…yet.
A five star Hilton in Nairobi is part of Africa’s tallest building project The Pinnacle set for completion by 2020. At 300 metres it will overtake Johannesburg’s 223m Carlton Centre, offering luxury apartments, commercial office space and shops. Marketing began this month.
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