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APO Group’s Beatrice Tonhodzayi appointed to the board of the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority
24-06-2022 | 08:28:00
APO Group, the leading Pan-African communications consultancy and press release distribution service, is delighted to announce that its Account Manager Beatrice Tonhodzayi has been appointed to the Board of the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA).
Americana Restaurants partners with Miso Robotics
17-06-2022 | 12:21:29
Americana Restaurants, a leading quick-service restaurant operator in the MENA region, had entered into a partnership agreement with Miso Robotics, a US-based company transforming the restaurant industry through robotics and intelligent automation.
Radisson Hotel Group accueille sa deuxième marque en Tunisie avec l'ouverture du Radisson Hotel Sfax
10-06-2022 | 10:06:00
Radisson Hotel Group est fier d'annoncer l'ouverture de sa dernière offre hôtelière tunisienne dans la ville historique de Sfax.
Radisson Hotel Group opens its 14th South African hotel in Durban
08-06-2022 | 08:43:37
Radisson Hotel Group is proud to announce its entry into its fourth South African city, Durban, with the opening of Radisson Blu Hotel, Durban Umhlanga.
Radisson Hotel Group opens first hotel in South Sudan
25-05-2022 | 12:15:37
Radisson Hotel Group has announced its arrival in South Sudan with the opening of Radisson Blu Hotel, Juba, the country’s first internationally branded 5-star hotel.
Marriott International signs agreement with the Red Sea Development Company
23-05-2022 | 10:51:50
Marriott International, Inc. announced it has signed an agreement with The Red Sea Development Company to debut its distinguished Ritz-Carlton Reserve brand.
Barrows develops new International Airport Business Hotel in Lagos, Nigeria
16-05-2022 | 15:31:00
Barrows Hotel Enterprises, the provider of hotel investment and advisory services for hotels in the Middle East and Africa, is developing a new 4-star International Airport Business Hotel in Lagos Nigeria.
[Nigeria Business Week] Andrea Ayemoba: Digitization set to penetrate capital market, investment
13-05-2022 | 11:52:00
Given the economic situation spreading across the globe in the last couple of years, it is with some optimism we can take the modest increase in Nigeria’s GDP.
EBRD loans $12m to Al Dau Al Haram to support tourism sector in Egypt
09-05-2022 | 10:06:19
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is breaking fresh ground with a $12 million loan to Al Dau Al Haram for Hotel Operations for the regeneration of a brownfield site into a Hyatt Regency hotel in Egypt.
Barrows Hotels steps in Airport Hotel Market
25-04-2022 | 11:49:15
The provider of hotel investments and advisory services for hotels in the Middle East and Africa steps into the market for Airport hotels. Airport Hotels are a guarantee of high occupancy and strong revenues for Institutional Investors.
Le Barcelonais PNHG décroche le contrat de construction du complexe hôtelier de l’Hôpital St Pérégrin
21-04-2022 | 12:11:00
Espagnol PNHG vient de décrocher un contrat pour construire deux hôtels 3 et 4 étoiles sur le site de 12 000 m2, jouxtant le complexe hospitalier situé à Agoè.
826 millions $ pour booster le secteur du tourisme en Côte d’Ivoire
14-04-2022 | 09:22:00
Le gouvernement de la Côte d’Ivoire prévoit d'investir près de 826 millions $ d’ici 2025 pour booster le secteur du tourisme.
Radisson Individuals debuts in Ghana
13-04-2022 | 11:56:00
Radisson Hotel Group has announced its first Radisson Individuals property in Ghana in partnership with Belfast City Management.
Marriott International appoints Richard Collins as Area Vice President for Sub Saharan Africa
12-04-2022 | 10:30:00
Marriott International has appointed Richard Collins as its Area Vice President for Sub-Saharan Africa. In this new role, Collins oversees the company’s managed operations in the region and will be based out of the company’s Cape Town office.
Radisson Hotel Group va se développer dans toute l'Afrique.
11-04-2022 | 09:03:00
Radisson Hotel Group poursuit son ambitieux plan de croissance et de développement en Afrique avec la signature de cinq nouveaux hôtels, ajoutant ainsi près de 600 chambres à son portefeuille africain.
Radisson Hotel launches Group’s newest brand in Egypt
07-04-2022 | 11:58:00
Radisson Hotel announced the launch of the Group’s newest brand in Egypt with the opening of Marina Resort Port Ghalib, a member of Radisson Individuals. This brings the Group’s portfolio in Egypt to 8 hotels in operation and the first Radisson Individuals in Africa.
Kasada acquires Cape Grace Hotel in Cape Town in South Africa
31-03-2022 | 15:10:14
This acquisition marks Kasada's entry into the South African hospitality market and the continued fulfilment of the platform’s strategy to expand its presence in key cities across Sub-Saharan Africa.
Marriott International signs agreement with Baraka Lodges to open first luxury Safari Lodge in Africa
22-03-2022 | 15:30:00
Marriott International announced it has signed an agreement with Baraka Lodges LTD. to enter the safari segment in Africa.
[Column] Hardeep Sound: Three East Africa economic sectors ripe for tech innovation
10-03-2022 | 09:49:08
Countries across East Africa are breathing a sigh of relief as pandemic-related challenges finally ease and the prospect of some form of normalcy emerges.
EBRD supports establishment of Sector Skills Council to boost tourism and hospitality in Egypt
09-03-2022 | 14:38:00
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is supporting the establishment of a new Sector Skills Council (SSC) in Egypt, a platform aiming at fostering more resilient and inclusive human capital in the hospitality and tourism. 
Government to pilot 3D-printed houses in South Africa
08-03-2022 | 12:58:58
The Department of Science And Innovation (DSI) is piloting the use of 3D-printed homes to help address South Africa’s housing shortfall.
Aleph Hospitality signs first hotel in Rwanda
04-03-2022 | 14:02:00
Located in the pristine and calm hills of Nyarutarama, Kigali’s most esteemed neighbourhood, Century Park Hotel and Residences is an all-in-one mixed-use residential and leisure park.
[East Africa Business Week] Bob Koigi: The fintech revolution and what it portends for the region
04-03-2022 | 13:52:46
The expansion of Nigerian fintech Paga to Ethiopia through a partnership with the Bank of Abyssinia is the latest in a growing list of digital financial services investments in the region.
Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts opens first hotel in Egypt
22-02-2022 | 16:24:49
IHG Hotels & Resorts has announced the opening of Crowne Plaza West Cairo- Arkan - its first hotel in Egypt. Located in the west of the Egyptian capital, Crowne Plaza West Cairo-Arkan is the first premium hotel in the heart of Sheikh Zayed.
Business Insider features Morocco as one of Africa’s best investment destination in 2022
16-02-2022 | 07:42:00
Morocco has been featured in fifth place on Business Insider’s list of the top best investment destinations in 2022. Morocco’s resilient economy and positive growth prospects all contribute to the country’s strong position as a regional investment hub.
Emirates resumes passenger services to and from Casablanca, Morocco
09-02-2022 | 11:04:00
Emirates announced a full return of passenger services to and from Casablanca in Morocco, marking a full restoration of Emirates’ pre-pandemic African network including 21 cities spread across the continent.
[Zambia] NAS launches Pearl Lounge at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport in partnership with NAC2000
09-02-2022 | 10:37:00
The National Aviation Services (NAS), has partnered with NAC2000 Corporation, to launch the Pearl Lounge at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport (KKIA) in Lusaka, Zambia.
[Egypt] New El Alamein city sees $4bn investments, housing minister
08-02-2022 | 11:00:00
Projects involved in Egypt’s new El Alamein city have raised 62 billion Egyptian pounds ($4 billion) to date, the minister of housing, utilities and urban communities said.
Dubai-based hotel management company Aleph Hospitality opens two hotels in Uganda
08-02-2022 | 09:34:00
The timing coincides with the Uganda Tourism Board’s launch of their new marketing strategy “Explore Uganda, The Pearl of Africa”.
U.S. government partners with Egypt to boost tourism, further investment to Esna
03-02-2022 | 11:37:00
The U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities launched the Esna Tourism Promotion Campaign in Luxor Governorate, Egypt.
[Interview] Burak Buyuksarac, CEO, BMS Group, Tanzania
28-01-2022 | 09:54:00
BMS Group, a Tanzanian company, operates different companies across tourism, security, consultancy, trading, and interior design and construction.
Homes & Villas by Marriott International launches in South Africa
26-01-2022 | 12:57:00
Homes & Villas by Marriott International announced that almost 300 exclusive Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban homes have been added to the platform.
MIGA guarantees Kasada Fund to support hospitality industry in Sub-Saharan Africa
19-01-2022 | 09:45:54
MIGA, a member of the World Bank Group, issued a Master Contract to Kasada Hospitality Fund that will provide guarantees up to $270 million to lead the redevelopment and construction of hotels in Sub-Saharan African countries.
IHG Hotels & Resorts further expands into Egypt with signing of InterContinental Cairo New Capital
08-12-2021 | 09:28:06
Scheduled to open in early 2026, this signing reinforces IHG’s commitment to growing its brand portfolio in the country and solidify its presence in the luxury and lifestyle segment in the region.
Accor signs first Mantis in Masai Mara Kenya, set to open in 2024
07-12-2021 | 10:38:00
Accor, the world hospitality group with over 400 hotels across India, Middle East, Africa and Turkey is expanding its footprint in Eastern Africa with the opening of the first Mantis property in Kenya.
Proparco and African private equity firm Adenia join forces to acquire Overseas Catering Services
01-12-2021 | 08:45:13
Adenia Partners, a private equity firm investing in Africa, has partnered with Proparco to buy Overseas Catering Services (OCS), a corporate catering and related services provider in Africa and the Middle East.
Accor expands Africa footprint with the opening of Novotel & Novotel Living Conakry, Guinea
30-11-2021 | 16:35:08
Accor is collaborating with KAKANDE-IMMO, a real estate subsidiary of GUICOPRES Group, who’s Chairman and CEO is Mr Kerfalla Camara, also known as KPC in his country.
L’OMS se tient aux côtés des pays africains et lance un appel pour que les frontières restent ouvertes
29-11-2021 | 07:14:00
Alors qu’un nombre croissant de pays imposent des interdictions de vols aux pays d’Afrique australe en raison des inquiétudes suscitées par le nouveau variant Omicron, l’Organisation mondiale de la Santé (OMS) appelle les pays à agir conformément à la science et au Règlement sanitaire international (2005).
Papa John’s International expands into Kenya and Uganda
24-11-2021 | 10:31:00
Papa John's International announced its expansion into Sub-Saharan Africa with its newest franchise partner Kitchen Express LTD, a subsidiary of AAH Limited, the majority shareholder of Hass Petroleum Group.
Radisson Hotel Group debuts its third brand in Morocco
18-11-2021 | 07:30:00
Radisson Hotel Group and REALITES Groupe announced the signing of Lincoln Casablanca, a Radisson Collection Hotel, debuting Radisson Hotel Group’s third brand in Morocco.
Brand Africa launches “Best Places in Africa” for tourism, investment and citizen mobilisation
17-11-2021 | 07:45:00
Brand Africa launched “Brand Africa | Africa’s Best Places,” the pan-African initiative to recognize and rank the best places for tourism, investment and citizen mobilisation in Africa.
Radisson Hotel Group set to double its West and Central Africa portfolio by 2025
22-10-2021 | 08:04:29
Radisson Hotel Group has identified West & Central Africa as key markets in its African development strategy, growing its portfolio from one hotel in 2008 to the current portfolio of 25 hotels in operation and under development.
Rwanda diversifies its tourism offerings as part of COVID-19 recovery strategy
13-10-2021 | 12:15:00
Rwanda has been diversifying its tourism industry as it looks to recover economically from the losses caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Le Fonds Africain de développement octroie plus de $10 millions pour l'agricole et le tourisme
12-10-2021 | 18:34:00
Le Conseil d’administration du Groupe de la Banque africaine de développement a approuvé un don de 10,7 millions de dollars américains à Sao Tomé-et-Principe pour la mise en œuvre de la première phase de l’Initiative Zuntámon
Hilton expands in Cameroon with DoubleTree by Hilton Douala
22-09-2021 | 13:02:47
Hilton has announced the signing of an agreement with Société Nouvelle des Cocotiers (SNC) to launch its upscale DoubleTree by Hilton brand in Cameroon.
Accor expands luxury footprint in Sub-Saharan Africa with Fairmont in Djibouti
21-09-2021 | 07:46:00
Accor, a world augmented hospitality group with over 400 hotels across India, Middle East, Africa and Turkey, is adding a new flagship property to its portfolio in Africa with Fairmont Djibouti.
Radisson Hotel Group on track to reach 50 hotels in North Africa by 2025
15-09-2021 | 10:52:58
Radisson Hotel Group, one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has set a record in its North African expansion, with the signing of nine hotels, to date this year. 
[Interview] Antonio Loureiro, Founder, A Cozinha, Portugal
01-09-2021 | 12:12:00
António Loureiro, together with his wife, Isabel, started the restaurant A Cozinha in Portugal in 2016. Fiercely committed to sustainability and zero waste, A Cozinha was recognized in 2021 by the UN as one of the 50 Best Small Businesses in the world.
[Namibia] Safari Hotels & Conference Centre in Windhoek joins Accor’s portfolio
31-08-2021 | 09:31:00
Safari Hotels & Conference Centre, a prominent two-hotel complex in Windhoek, has become the first property in Namibia to join Accor’s  portfolio.
Radisson Hotel Group announces16th hotel in South Africa with signing of Radisson Hotel Middelburg
10-08-2021 | 16:16:57
Radisson Hotel Group announced the signing of Radisson Hotel Middelburg as part of the Group’s expansion plan in South Africa.
Radisson Hotel Group expands Moroccan presence with opening of four hotels
30-07-2021 | 08:58:40
Radisson Hotel Group announced the extension of its Moroccan footprint with the opening of four hotels in beloved tourist destinations Al Hoceima, Taghazout Bay, and Saïdia.
Kasada receives financing from IFC to support the hospitality sector in Sub-Saharan Africa
29-07-2021 | 09:13:01
IFC will extend up to US$160 million of debt funding to Kasada, backing its plan to support the hospitality sector and instil globally recognised ESG practices in its hotels.
Radisson Hotel unveils seven new hotels in Morocco
02-07-2021 | 09:03:32
Radisson Hotel Group in partnership with Madaëf have announced the signing of seven Moroccan hotels, of which four will open its doors this month, located in renowned tourist areas, Al Hoceima, Saïdia and Taghazout.
Radisson Hotel Group debuts in Djibouti
21-06-2021 | 14:55:00
Radisson Hotel Group announced the signing of Radisson Hotel Djibouti. The hotel marks the Group’s entry into the country and brings its East African portfolio to 18 hotels and over 2700 rooms.
Marriott hotels debuts in Nigeria with opening of Lagos Marriott hotel Ikeja
20-05-2021 | 23:38:50
Lagos Marriott Hotel Ikeja brings sophisticated spaces, enriching experiences and thoughtful service to the vibrant Nigerian city of Lagos.
AfricanCaterers launches online marketplace for customers to quickly hire African caterers
20-05-2021 | 14:20:00
AfricanCaterers.com announced the launch of the world's online marketplace for African catering service. Customers can use the AfricanCaterers.com marketplace to search and find the best African caterers near their local area.
[Africa Cloud Review] Simon Ngunjiri: Google is going big on cloud in Africa
03-05-2021 | 14:29:00
With 24 regions and 73 zones in 17 countries, Google Cloud delivers high-performance, low-latency cloud services to customers.
TIME Hotels set to open its first two hotels in Egypt
26-03-2021 | 07:49:06
UAE-based TIME Hotels will be opening its first two hotels in Egypt later this year – the five-star TIME Coral Resort Nuweiba in the Red Sea resort of Nuweiba and the four-star TIME Marina Hotel & Conference Centre.
Aleph Hospitality strengthens Kenyan presence as it takes over the management of three more hotels
16-03-2021 | 09:27:54
Dynamic independent hotel management company Aleph Hospitality has signed the management contracts for three hotels in Kenya.
Accor, Expedia join forces to expand UNESCO sustainability pledge into 96 countries
10-03-2021 | 08:34:00
Expedia Group, the global travel platform and Accor, a world hospitality group, in conjunction with UNESCO, are joining forces to further extend the UNESCO Sustainable Tourism Pledge.
Ethiopia receives WTTC’s Safe Travels Stamp
10-02-2021 | 13:55:00
Ethiopia is the latest destination to be awarded the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) Safe Travels Stamp, the world’s first-ever global safety and hygiene stamp, following major steps implemented by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism last year.
Startup studio 1888EC partners with Mastercard Foundation to create digital solutions for tourism sector in Ethiopia
09-02-2021 | 13:09:00
Startup studio 1888EC announced a partnership with the Mastercard Foundation to create Ethiopia's first travel and leisure platform aimed at creating digital solutions and job opportunities within the contry's tourism sector.
Futuregrowth buys stake in Thebe Tourism Group, South Africa
29-01-2021 | 09:56:00
Asset Manager Futuregrowth has put its vote of confidence in the tourism industry by buying a significant stake in Thebe Tourism Group in South Africa.
Kasada acquires eight hotels in Sub-Saharan African from AccorInvest
20-01-2021 | 15:46:07
Funds advised by Kasada Capital Management announced the first transaction made through the debut fund, Kasada Hospitality Fund LP, acquiring a portfolio of Sub-Saharan African Hotels from AccorInvest.
Egypt launches EBRD-UNWTO tourism recovery assistance package
14-01-2021 | 07:40:53
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), joined forces to support countries that are among the most dependent on tourism for jobs and economic growth.
Tourism back to 1990 levels as arrivals fall by more than 70%, UNWTO
22-12-2020 | 07:48:00
According to the latest tourism data from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), destinations welcomed 900 million fewer international tourists between January and October when compared with the same period of 2019.
Accor Middle East & Africa expands with addition of India and Turkey
23-11-2020 | 14:31:46
Accor, world-leading augmented hospitality group, has added India and Turkey to its Middle East & Africa region.
[Kenya] PortableVoices partners with East African Educational Publishers to produce and distribute pan-African audiobooks.
16-11-2020 | 05:59:00
Kenyan audio production startup PortableVoices has partnered with East African Educational Publishers to produce and distribute pan-african audiobooks.
Accor grows Africa portfolio with signing of three properties in Djibouti
10-11-2020 | 09:59:00
Accor, a global augmented hospitality group, is expanding its footprint in Africa after signing a management agreement with Kamak Investment to manage its first properties in Djibouti.
Marriott International appoints Satya Anand President of Europe, Middle East and Africa
02-11-2020 | 12:59:00
Marriott International has appointed Satya Anand as President of Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), a division within Marriott International that encompasses over 75 countries and territories.