Opinion Articles - africa
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Seamless Experiences For Cape Town's Visitors Echo Global Trend

By Danny Bryer - Area Director, Sales, Marketing and Revenue Management, Protea Hotels by Marriott

Travel's latest trends have been announced at World Travel Market London, with South African businesses being mentioned at the trade show for their role in innovation within the sector.According to the Euromonitor Megatrends Report 2019, global inbound international arrivals are expected to grow by 5% to 1.

A Chef Wears Many Hats


When you hear 'Executive Chef' the likes of celebrity chef Pete Goffe-Wood or the renowned Jamie Oliver spring to mind but this title, certainly at hotel level, whilst essential, is a rather unobtrusive, often thankless job that comes with very little celebrity status.

Zimbabwe - Vote for Tourism

By Rishabh Thapar - Consulting & Valuation at HVS

The election on 30 July 2018 is one of the most important elections in the country's democratic history, with 23 candidates and 55 parties contesting the presidential election. This is the first time since 1980 that Robert Mugabe's name didn't feature on the ballot paper after he was forced from power during a bloodless military coup in November 2017.

Africa: On a Rollercoaster Ride

By Trevor Ward - Managing Director of W Hospitality Group

Towards the end of 2017, we witnessed the end of an era (a very long one) in Zimbabwe, as a soft revolution ousted President Robert Mugabe, and brought in Emmerson Mnangagwa. Shortly afterwards, we saw the election of Cyril Ramaphosa as the leader of South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC), on course to become the country's next president.

Hotel Verde, Africa's greenest hotel

By Sarah Farrell - Creative Director at transparenCI

In 2013, Hotel Verde, a 145-room airport hotel in Cape Town, South Africa, opened its doors with the bold statement of being the greenest hotel in Africa. The hotel garnered a vast amount of local and international press exposure, having executed sustainable measures to an extent that had not been achieved before.