Hilton launches Africa growth initiative

Hilton  has committed a total of $50 million over the next five years towards the Hilton Africa Growth Initiative to support the continued expansion of its Sub-Saharan African portfolio. These funds are intended to support the conversion of around 100 hotels (roughly 20,000 rooms) in multiple African markets into Hilton branded properties, namely into its…


Out of East Africa: Green Inspirations-DMC joins euromic

Destination marketing consortium euromic has announced Green Inspirations-DMC as its newest member. The agency specialises in Tanzania and Kenya as conference and incentives destinations. Green Inspirations-DMC is part of Shades of Green Safaris and is the only company in Tanzania with an IAPCO and CIS certified management. It is also the sole member in Tanzania of SITE and ICCA. Its CEO, Mr…


Africa’s hospitality sector resilient in the face of economic headwinds, according to PwC Outlook

South Africa’s hospitality sector is poised for further growth in the next five years bolstered by inbound travellers, despite a difficult and volatile economic backdrop. Pietro Calicchio, hospitality and gaming industry leader for PwC Southern Africa says: “Africa’s hotel sector has remained resilient in the face of strong economic headwinds.” PwC’s 7th edition of the…


Durban secures Indaba until 2022

Speaking at the Indaba Travel and Tourism Show’s opening ceremony in South Africa, SA president Jacob Zuma announced that Durban has secured the rights to host the show for the next five years. Commenting on the announcement, chief executive officer of the Durban ICC, Lindiwe Rakharebe said: “We are thrilled, honoured and proud to be…

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FanCon heads to Cape Town

FanCon, the Cape Town Comic Con, is set to descend on Cape Town’s CTICC. The second annual FanCon focuses on comic books, superheroes, superheroines and villains takes place at the CTICC from 29 April – 1 May. According to FanCon’s organiser Nizar Abrahams, the event is modelled on overseas comic conventions, or so-called comic cons,…

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Marriott International makes Kenya debut

Marriott International today announced its first property in Kenya with the opening of Four Points by Sheraton Nairobi Hurlingham. Owned by Kamcan Properties, the hotel is located in the upmarket suburb, close to the city center and within easy access from the surrounding business areas of Westlands, Kilimani and Nairobi Central as well as from…

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