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AHIF to welcome new African hospitality group

AHIF to welcome new African hospitality group

A new hospitality group, with several hotel brands and more than 2,200 rooms and suites under construction, spread between 15 properties in 13 African countries, will reveal itself to the media for the very first time at the Africa Hotel Investment Forum. The event will take place on Tuesday September 24th, at the InterContinental Hotel in Nairobi.

AHIF returns to Kenya for 2014 event

AHIF returns to Kenya for 2014 event

26 February 2014 Travel Events News

The Africa Hotel Investment Forum, the premier hotel investment conference in Africa, attracting many prominent international hotel owners, investors, financiers, management companies and their advisers, will head back to Kenya’s capital, Nairobi later this year. AHIF will be held at the InterContinental Hotel on September 30th–October 1st 2014.

AHIF takes a stand against poaching

AHIF takes a stand against poaching

25 September 2013 Travel Events News Tourism News

Delegates at the Africa Hotel Investment Forum in Nairobi today declared poaching to be the greatest threat to Africa’s tourism industry and branded poachers as Africa’s greatest public enemy. Lazaro Nyalandu, deputy minister for natural resources & tourism, Tanzania, said in an address to the whole conference: “Poaching is a global problem needing a global solution.”

AHIF to continue in Nairobi

AHIF to continue in Nairobi

23 September 2013 Travel Events News

The organisers of the Africa Hotel Investment Forum, taking place in Nairobi, have confirmed that it will go ahead as planned, despite the terrorist incident at the Westgate Shopping Centre. Jonathan Worsley, chairman, Bench Events said: “The Westgate incident is horrific and our hearts go out to all the victims and their families, who have suffered the most shocking blow.

AHIF: Boom time for African hotel investment

AHIF: Boom time for African hotel investment

3 September 2013 Focus

When delegates arrive at the Africa Hotel Investment Forum they could be forgiven for feeling like players in a giant, complex game of Monopoly. Research just released by W Hospitality Group, a founding member of Hotel Partners Africa, reveals that there are 40,000 rooms being planned or constructed on the African continent from now to 2017.

Kandie takes patron roll at AHIF

Kandie takes patron roll at AHIF

Phyllis Kandie, Kenya’s cabinet secretary for east African affairs, commerce and tourism is to be the patron of the Africa Hotel Investment Forum, which takes place in Nairobi on September 24th-25th. The event brings together the leading international hotel investors in Africa with local operators, ministers, government officials and industry experts, who will discuss all aspects of hotel investment and operation in Africa.

AHIF organiser welcomes pro-tourism government in Kenya

AHIF organiser welcomes pro-tourism government in Kenya

Organisers of the Africa Hotel Investment Forum and other leaders of the hotel investment community have welcomed the new pro-tourism administration in Kenya, hot on the heels of the announcement by the president of several ministerial candidates. The new government stood for election with tourism highlighted in its manifesto and since Uhuru Kenyatta’s inauguration, commitments have been made to increase the intensity of Kenya’s tourism marketing activity, to double the number of tourists to three million a year and to provide incentives to encourage investment in tourist accommodation.

IHIF: Ernst & Young: Capital remains major focus for hospitality

IHIF: Ernst & Young: Capital remains major focus for hospitality

4 March 2013 Hotel News

Ernst & Young has released Global Hospitality Insights: Top thoughts for 2013, its annual outlook for the worldwide hospitality industry. This year’s publication highlights several key trends likely to have an impact on hotel development, financing and operations over the next 12 months.

AHIF to confront difficult issues

AHIF to confront difficult issues

20 August 2012 Tourism News

Jonathan Worsley, Chairman of Bench Events, the company organising the Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) this September 25-26 in Nairobi, has promised that the conference will discuss ‘all the relevant issues’ that confront the hotel industry and uncomfortable facts will not be ‘swept under the carpet’.

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.