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AHIF: AccorHotels outlines ambitious plans in Africa

AHIF: AccorHotels outlines ambitious plans in Africa

AccorHotels has announced a record year of development in Africa during the Africa Hotel Investment Forum. Beginning with the 50 per cent stake in the Mantis Group in April, followed by the announcement in late July of a dedicated investment fund with a targeted reach of USD$1 billion devoted towards sustainable development in sub-Sahara Africa,…

#MKTE2018: Africa is Kenya’s key source market

#MKTE2018: Africa is Kenya’s key source market

Kenya is counting on Africa as a key regional market of focus to grow her tourism business. This has emerged during the 8th edition of the Magical Kenya Travel Expo (MKTE) that is currently being held at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre in Nairobi,Kenya. Speaking on the sidelines of the expo, Kenya Tourism Board Chief…

Kenya’s first Hilton Garden Inn celebrates opening at Nairobi Airport

Kenya’s first Hilton Garden Inn celebrates opening at Nairobi Airport

– Hilton Garden Inn, Hilton’s (NYSE:HLT) midscale yet affordable global brand of hotels, today celebrated the official opening of Hilton Garden Inn Nairobi Airport. The 175-room hotel marks the arrival of the Hilton Garden Inn brand in Kenya, and another milestone in Hilton’s airport journey. Speaking at the official opening of the hotel, Chris Nassetta,…

#MKTE2018: Kenya target 4 million tourists by 2030.

#MKTE2018: Kenya target 4 million tourists by 2030.

International tourism arrivals to Kenya is set to hit 4 million tourists by 2030. This quadruple increase in the figures is part of the audacious tourism masterplan, National Tourism Blueprint-2030, the ministry and the Kenya Tourism Board is aggressively pursuing. Speaking at the official opening of the 8th Magical Kenya Travel Expo, the Cabinet Secretary…

#MKTE2018: Prez Kenyatta to open Magical Kenya Travel Expo

#MKTE2018: Prez Kenyatta to open Magical Kenya Travel Expo

President of the Republic of Kenya H.E Uhuru Kenyatta is this morning expected to open the 8th Magical Kenya Travel Expo (MKTE) at the Auditorium of the Kenyatta International Convention Centre in Nairobi, Kenya. The President will be joined by the visiting United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Secretary General Ambassador Zurab Pololikshivili and host…

#AHIF: Organisers preview exciting second Day at AHIF

#AHIF: Organisers preview exciting second Day at AHIF

The Africa Hotel Investments Forum (AHIF) opened yesterday at the plush Radisson Blue Hotel in Upper Hill, Nairobi kenya with over 500 delegates attending on the first day. Day one had insightful panel sessions where owners of big hotel brands sharing experiences and insights in the Africa tourism and hospitality market. The Managing Director of…

Adrian Gardiner Named Patron of Wilderness Foundation Africa and Wilderness Foundation Global

Adrian Gardiner Named Patron of Wilderness Foundation Africa and Wilderness Foundation Global

The Wilderness Foundation Africa and Wilderness Foundation Global are pleased to announce the appointment of Adrian Gardiner as Patron of both organisations. Adrian Gardiner was the Chairman of the Wilderness Foundation Africa for 12 years and recently served as Chairman of the Wilderness Foundation Global. Having accepted the honour of being appointed Patron of both…

Ghanaian pilot to land biggest plane at new KIA Terminal 3

Ghanaian pilot to land biggest plane at new KIA Terminal 3

Ghanaian born pilot, Captain Solomon Quainoo will make history tomorrow, October 2, when he lands Emirates superjumbo jet, Airbus A380, at the new Terminal 3 of the Kotoka International Airport, Accra. The recently built state-of-the-art Terminal 3 at has won Ghana praise among aviation industry experts and the general travelling public from all over the…

Marriott International to increase its Africa hotels by 50 percent by 2023

Marriott International to increase its Africa hotels by 50 percent by 2023

NAIROBI – Marriott International plans to increase its hotels in Africa by 50 percent in the next five years, opening new facilities in markets where it already operates and venturing into new ones like Mozambique, the company said on Monday. Global hotel chains have been increasing their investments in Africa in recent years to take…

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