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Spend among African travellers could increase by 27 percent over the next year if they were able to move more freely within the continent, new research from Sabre Corporation recently revealed at the 51st African Airlines Association (AFRAA) Annual General Assembly in Mauritius.


AC Hotels, the carefully curated lifestyle brand from Marriott International marked the African debut of the global thought leadership series, AC Unpacked at AC Hotel Cape Town Waterfront on September 26 with a lively panelist discussion between local experts shaping the world of Art and Design in The Mother City.

A new report from JLL, one of the largest professional services firm specialising in real estate, has revealed that people seeking to finance a new hotel project in Africa will be much more successful if their hotel is part of a mixed-use development.

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has signed a master development agreement (MDA) with Aleph Hospitality to develop ten franchise hotels across IHG’s portfolio of brands in midscale and upscale segments.

Hilton announced the signing of a management agreement with Growthpoint Properties, one of South Africa’s largest REIT, to open a hotel under its lifestyle Canopy by Hilton brand.

Hilton Garden Inn, Hilton’s globally recognised upscale hotel brand, is celebrating strong growth in Africa with four open properties and an additional 14 in the pipeline just three years after opening its first hotel on the continent in 2016.

Africa’s vast aviation potential as the continent continues to increase airline frequency to the GCC will be explored at the Inaugural CONNECT Middle East, India and Africa – co-located with Arabian Travel Market 2019 and taking place at Dubai World Trade Centre on April 30 and May 01.

This year’s Valentine day was marked with special African flavour that saw the launch of the first-ever Africa Protected Areas Congress (APAC) at Nairobi National Park’s historic Ivory Burning Site.

Marriott International announced rapid expansion plans across Africa. Strong demand for select-service brands and conversion opportunities are driving the momentum of growth for the company, amplified by five new hotel signings.

In July, hotels in the Middle East saw occupancy increase 5.8 percent to 59 percent while ADR decreased 5.8 percent to USD125.07 and RevPAR dipped 0.3 percent to USD73.82.

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