Ethiopia aims to triple its number of foreign visitors to more than 2.5 million by 2020, making tourism a pillar of one of Africa’s fastest-growing economies. Buoyed by huge spending on infrastructure and an expansion of its services and agricultural sectors, Addis Ababa expects annual economic growth of around 11 percent for the next five years.
As part of the opening to the business world and the Moroccan business, Tourism Minister Lahcen Haddad, moderated on Thursday, April 14, 2016 at the Sun Club in Casablanca, a panel discussion on changes in the global economy and growth prospects.
Marriott International will open 30 new hotels in South Africa by 2020 as it seeks to expand across the continent following its 2 billion rand ($190 million) buyout of Protea Hospitality, a senior official said on Monday.
The deadly protests and political turbulence that have swept Egypt in recent months are keeping Western tourists away from the resorts, beaches and famous scuba diving waters across the southern Sinai Peninsula.
Since transitioning from a system of Apartheid to one of democracy in the mid 1990s, South Africa has become the country with the highest influx of tourist arrivals in Sub-Saharan Africa. It also boasts one of the best tourism infrastructures in the region.
The Protea Hospitality Group says it's forging ahead with expansion plans in Africa this year, with the first Protea Hotel soon to be built in a yet-to-be-disclosed location and 10 other properties in the pipeline for Nigeria, Uganda and Zambia.
A year ago Tunisia was at the centre of the Arab revolution. The country has since had its first democratic elections. But hotels are empty and beaches deserted. Anna Holligan reports on how the tourist industry is trying to revive its fortunes.
So we’re guessing that Egypt isn’t top of your must do travel list for the near future, because although things are looking a lot better for the remaining tourists than the locals, the situation sounds nothing if not grim.
A woman now faces up to three months in jail just for taking two towels from a hotel room. A court in Nigeria has convicted Bilikisu Dowodu of stealing the towels from the Transcorp Hilton Abuja Hotel, in the country's capital city.
Egyptian Resorts Co., the second- biggest publicly traded Red Sea resort developer, expects a recovery in tourism to boost sales of land in its Sahl Hasheesh project in 2011, Chief Executive Officer Mohamed Kamel said.