Opinion Articles - africa
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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.

Seven future trends in hotel sustainability in Africa

By Andre Harms - Sustainability Engineer & Founder By Sarah Farrell - Creative Director at transparenCI

While hotels in the developed world are beginning to make strides in sustainability, Africa remains a continent where hotels face water scarcity, energy security issues, and infrastructure challenges - all of which make measures to improve sustainability even more important.

Africa set to benefit from global loyalty network

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

Business travel across the African continent is, well, big business. Not only is it on the rise, but the foundations that support it are growing apace. From improved air access to increased hotel capacity for conferencing, many nations across the continent are shaping up for a competitive future.