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AHIF Books Addis

The Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF), which is the premier tourism and hotel investment conference in Africa, attracting many prominent international hotel owners, investors, financiers, management companies and their advisers, will return to the Sheraton Hotel, Addis Ababa in the last week of September, 23-25, 2019.

Resurgent Abidjan creates opportunities in Ivory Coast

The opportunities for hotel development in Ivory Coast are at their strongest for a long time, as the country continues to bounce back from internal conflict. The key factor in this assessment is the resurgence of Abidjan, as a French-speaking commercial centre, assisted by a growing airport with direct connection to the USA and good quality infrastructure for meetings, conferences and exhibitions.

Senegal - a rising star

As the potential for tourism investment in under-exploited Francophone Africa becomes ever-clearer, Senegal has been highlighted as an emerging economy that's ripe for further development.The country still faces challenges, but the government wants to put Senegal in the top five African tourist destinations with three million visitors a year by 2023.

Airbnb Delivers Opportunity, Not Direct Threat, To South African Hotel Industry

"Whilst theres much thats been said about the traditional hotel industry bemoaning the new home-sharing economy, the fact remains that, companies like Airbnb who dynamically blend tech and travel are not for hotels to fear, even as the rental room giant continues to enjoy rapid growth in Africa," says Wayne Troughton, CEO of specialist hospitality and real estate consultancy firm, HTI Consulting.