Travel and tourism is the world’s largest commercial service sector industry with an annual estimated value of US $3 trillion by the year 2021. Halaal tourism is a subcategory of tourism which is geared towards Muslims who wish to abide by the rules of Islam. It is one of the fastest-growing facets of the […]
Based on the World Travel & Tourism Council’s (WTTC) last annual review of the economic impact and social importance of the sector, South Africa’s travel and tourism economy remains the largest in Africa. “It is a formidable and resilient sector, contributing around 8.9% to South Africa’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2018,” says Oz Desai, general manager of Corporate Traveller. “This includes 1.5 million jobs and R425.8bn in turnover, the data shows.”
The Nigerian hospitality industry can look forward to exciting developments nationwide with the opening of over 22 hotels in major cities and secondary towns. New hotel developments are set for major city routes, the Northern regions and the old Trade Route in the South. Hotels can be expected in major cities like Lagos, Abuja and […]
The last decade and a preference for control have shifted the focus among hotel investors targeting Africa away from local development partners. “After a strong period of hotel development, hotel investors are more seasoned and they are implementing new investment strategies,” explains Xander Nijnens, executive vice president of JLL Hotels & Hospitality Group in sub-Saharan Africa.
Clad in sunglasses, hats and sturdy walking shoes, tourists carefully navigate around shacks and portable toilets on the steep narrow roads of Imizamo Yethu, the informal settlement in Hout Bay, Cape Town, on of the many township tours the Mother City offers. Promises of an authentic experience and a chance to see how the locals live is a selling point for tourism operators in some of the country’s most famous townships.
Radisson will gain an even stronger foothold in the African market with new hotels announced in its 32nd location on the continent.
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