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Emirates returns to Nigeria from 1 October

Emirates returns to Nigeria from 1 October

16 May 2024 Press Release Airline News

Emirates will resume services to Nigeria from 1 October 2024, operating a daily service between Lagos and Dubai, and offering customers more choice and connectivity from Nigeria’s largest city to, and through, Dubai.

Virgin Limited Edition Announces New Property in Kenya

Virgin Limited Edition Announces New Property in Kenya

15 May 2024 Press Release Hotel News

Renowned for having some of the most spectacular properties across the globe, Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Limited Edition today announces the addition of the award-winning Finch Hattons Luxury Safari Camp in Kenya to its exquisite collection of unique retreats.

andBEYOND EXPANDS LODGE AND IMPACT FOOTPRINT IN KENYA’S LAIKIPIA REGION

andBEYOND EXPANDS LODGE AND IMPACT FOOTPRINT IN KENYA’S LAIKIPIA REGION

2 May 2024 Press Release Organisations & Operators

Luxury experiential and conservation company andBeyond has extended its lodge circuit in Kenya with the announcement of an Exclusive Tourism Concession over the 44 000 acre (approximately 18 000 hectares) Suyian Conservancy in Kenya in partnership with global conservation charity Space for Giants. The multi-decade long-term lease and partnership gives andBeyond exclusive access to over 44 000 acres of prime wilderness land on Suyian Conservancy in north-western Laikipia. As the sole luxury lodge and tented camp operator on the conservancy, the lease enables andBeyond to use its extensive lodge operating experience to build and develop, over time, the finest lodge, tented camp, sky beds and mobile camping experience in Kenya on this pristine and private wildlife conservancy.

Journey of Success: TravelYalla - Cairo’s Premier Online Travel Agency

Journey of Success: TravelYalla - Cairo’s Premier Online Travel Agency

14 September 2023 Focus

In recent years, the travel industry has witnessed a remarkable transformation, largely attributed to the proliferation of online travel agencies (OTAs). Among the frontrunners in this digital evolution stands TravelYalla, based in Cairo, Egypt. TravelYalla has emerged as one of Africa’s leading OTAs, orchestrating memorable journeys for travelers across the continent and beyond.

TOURISM LEADERS PLACE AFRICAN FOCUS ON GLOBAL CHALLENGES

TOURISM LEADERS PLACE AFRICAN FOCUS ON GLOBAL CHALLENGES

12 August 2023 Press Release Tourism News Organisations & Operators

The Conference on Rethinking Africa: Rethinking Tourism for Africa: Addressing global challenges; Promoting investment and partnerships brought expert African perspectives to global challenges, highlighting the need of investments towards a greener tourism sector and access to finance within the sector and the need to further strengthen public-private collaboration at every level.

New research reveals surge in African hotel development

New research reveals surge in African hotel development

The findings of the annual Hotel Chain Development Pipeline Survey, produced by W Hospitality Group, show a surge in hotel development in Africa, with a jump in the development pipeline to 270 hotels and nearly 50,000 rooms. Sub-Saharan Africa is also exceeding North Africa by almost 70 per cent, according to the research. The data reveal a modest recovery in North Africa and increasing confidence in SSA - only two years ago the number of rooms in the North African pipeline was the same as that in sub-Saharan Africa.

Africa now the world’s second fastest economy

Africa now the world’s second fastest economy

27 January 2013 Press Release Tourism News

Africa is already the world’s second fastest growing economy after expanding 5% a year in the past two years, well above the global average, and Africa’s GDP is on track to grow by 5.3% this year, a televised debate with the presidents of Nigeria and South Africa and business leaders reported today at the 43rd World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland.

What Does It Take To Do a Hotel Deal in Africa?

What Does It Take To Do a Hotel Deal in Africa?

18 August 2012 Focus

At the Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) this September in Nairobi, one of the hot topics on the agenda will be ‘What it takes to do a deal in Africa’. The forum will take place in Nairobi on September 25-26.