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.
A Nigerian start up, which believed online hotel booking was too focused on wealthy foreigners, began listing thousands of value hotels in 2013 aimed at Africans. Four years later Hotels.ng is expanding its portfolio and plans to make every hotel in Africa available to be booked online within four years.
The Ritz in Cape Town reopened on December 15 2017 after closing last year to undergo a complete redesign aimed at attracting 21st century guests and providing the very best hospitality
Third quarter accommodation spend up 4.4 per cent compared with 2016 – numbers slightly down, but people are spending more
Four and five-star hotels have increased over the past decade meeting demand but now investors are turning their attention to mid-scale market development where they see major growth potential
“This latest acquisition is just one part of our ongoing expansion plans as we boost the geographic breadth of our portfolio, while delving deeper into the key verticals we serve”
Why South Africa can expect more Chinese visitors but fewer from the USA and Britain and domestic tourism revenues will increase
Egg prices soar as Avian slashes supply in South Africa’s Western Cape… but so far hoteliers are finding a way to meet guests’ demands
New report says Kenya and South Africa will set the pace for luxury hotel openings in Africa
ICBC’s I Go Global rewards scheme for its card holders in China and was unveiled in Johannesburg on Wednesday
An estimated 1,144,088 international tourists arrived in South Africa between January and May this year, up 10.6% from the same period last year. Samsung is collaborating with hotels to transform premier businesses into Smart Hospitality hubs where guests can walk into a lobby and a video wall informs them of local attractions and must-do activities in the area”
Airbnb, the mobile app-based hospitality booking site which allows people to make their homes or spare rooms available to visiting guests for a fee, will invest $1 million in community-based African tourism projects between 2018 and 2020
Tourism in Africa up in 2016 after two years of decline with South Africa, Kenya and Tanzania leading the new drive to attract visitors though almost two thirds of tourism spend is the continent’s own travellers
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