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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.

Kenya moves into international tourism spotlight

Kenya moves into international tourism spotlight

16 April 2012 Focus

Following the recent appointment of Danson Mwazo as the new tourism minister for Kenya, Breaking Travel News takes a look at some of the latest initiatives that look set to position the leading African nation as a premier tourism destination in 2012.

Change at the top for Kenya Tourism

Change at the top for Kenya Tourism

28 March 2012 Focus

The Kenya Tourism Board is expected to release details of its newly appointed minister of tourism in the next few days, following a cabinet reshuffle that resulted in the popular Najib Balala being sacked from his post as minister after a dispute with his ODM party Chairman and prime minister Raila Odinga.

W Hospitality Group: Africa’s time to shine has come

W Hospitality Group: Africa’s time to shine has come

28 March 2012 Focus

New research out this week from Lagos-based W Hospitality Group reveals the hotel industry is betting big on a boom in Africa over the coming years. Virtually all the major hotel chains are making moves to increase their presence across the continent, the report finds.