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Africa continues to see gains in the global hospitality industry

Local workforcesLet's first examine what has given rise to Africa as an increasingly vibrant market for hospitality industry investors. The workforce, which has been a problem for major brands wanting to maintain the high service standards they have set in other regions such as North America, Europe and Asia Pacific, has begun to make major gains in terms of qualifications.

Africa gets to grips with the effects of Airbnb

What are the downsides?So what are the downsides to this kind of tourism in Africa? Well, they are not so different to the problems that have surfaced in other areas when Airbnb comes to town. On the one hand, on a continent where employment opportunities are sometimes hard to come by, the extra income afforded by renting a room on Airbnb is a welcome bonus for homeowners and tenants.

Insights Shared For the Lodging And Restaurant Industry In EMEA And Asia-Pac

AETHOS Managing Directors Chris Mumford and Thomas Mielke, both based in London, share commentary regarding trends affecting the lodging and cruise sector as well as the restaurant industry, whilst also proving specific market insights for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Asia Pacific region:In the lodging and cruise sector, expect the following trends to shape the industry going forward:There will be a continued breakdown of the 'barriers' between work and life.

How Africa's hotel market is entering a new chapter

Africa's maturing hotel sector is no longer all about the luxury properties catering for high-end travelers.A new wave of domestic visitors and the continued growth of international tourism are fueling demand for mid-market options, along with niche segments like serviced apartments, in the continent's bustling centers such as Lagos, Nairobi, and Johannesburg.

Tourism's prominence grows, as African governments position the sector in their agenda

By Josephine Wawira - Consultant at Jumia Travel

Following Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta's directive after taking the oath of office for the second term on the 28th of November, 2017, Africans visiting the country will henceforth receive a visa on arrival, in a move to further enhance collaboration between Kenya and her African counterparts.