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African hotel markets experiencing sound transactional activity

By Daniel Trappler

Though Africa remains a market where hotel real estate investment is typically dominated by development, increasing transactional activity is providing much needed liquidity. However, when it comes to hotel investment in Africa, as with anywhere in the world, various factors and influences are impacting acquisition trends and cycles.

Gonna Take Some Time To Do The Things We Never Had: Why Africa Needs A New, Local-based Strategy Right Now

By Simone Puorto

INTRODUCTION (I HEAR THE DRUMS ECHOING TONIGHT) - Ever since its release in '82, Africa by TOTO became a quadruple platinum record, with around 300M streams on Spotify, 400M YouTube views and even a solar-batteries-powered sound installation in the Namib Desert, "to keep TOTO going for all eternity".

Seamless Experiences For Cape Town’s Visitors Echo Global Trend

By Danny Bryer

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

By Duncan Wales

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

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.

China and Impact on SA Tourism

By Nomfundo B Zonke

Many Chinese companies operating in South Africa are geared towards the rising number of Chinese tourists who visit the country each year. South Africa is also home to a large number of Chinese immigrants: Yoon Jung Park, a researcher on Chinese migrants in South Africa, estimates that the numbers are between 350 000 and 500 000.