CAA brings 30,000 Brits home as Operation Matterhorn continues

Operation Matterhorn completed a total of 70 flights on the second day of operation, as the CAA continues to repatriate stranded Thomas Cook customers. The tour operator collapsed earlier this week under a mountain of debt, leaving as many as 150,000 British travellers overseas. Directors are the company have come under the spotlight for potential mismanagement in the build-up to its enforced liquidation. In […]


AHIF 2019: Tourism remains key driver of economic growth in Africa

Travel and tourism remained one of the key growth drivers of Africa’s economy, contributing 8.5 per cent of the GDP in 2018; equivalent to $194.2 billion. According to the 2019 Jumia hospitality report on Africa, this growth record placed the continent as the second-fastest growing tourism region in the world. This compares with a growth rate of 5.6 per cent in Asia […]


AHIF 2019: Accor to take Novotel into Democratic Republic of Congo

Accor will debut its midscale brand Novotel in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The news follows the signing of three properties during the Africa Hotel Investment Forum taking place in Ethiopia this week. The group has partnered with Compagnie Hôtelière et Immobilière du Congo to open Novotel properties in the capital, Kinshasa, and its two major mining centres in the […]


AHIF 2019: Aleph Hospitality signs for two Zanzibar properties

Aleph Hospitality has entered the Tanzanian market with the signing of a management agreement to operate two boutique resorts, the Moja Tuu and Hakuna Majiwe, in Zanzibar. The new management contracts, scheduled to take effect in October, mark the company’s continued expansion in Africa, with its portfolio now stretching across five countries on the continent. Speaking at the African Hotel […]

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AHIF 2019: Mantis to welcome eco-lodge innovation hub

Accor has sought to reaffirm its commitment to sustainable tourism development on the African continent at this week’s Africa Hotel Investment Forum as it unveils the world’s first eco-lodge innovation hub by Mantis. The one-of-a-kind concept, which will be launched in early 2020 at South Africa’s famous Mantis Founders Lodge, will bring together conservation partners from across the globe to […]


AHIF 2019: Radisson Hotel Group signs 11 Africa properties

Radisson Hotel Group has confirmed the signing of 11 new hotels in Africa within the first nine months of 2019, accelerating its expansion across the continent. This brings the group’s African portfolio to almost 100 hotels and over 17,000 rooms in operation and under development across 32 African countries. It also leaves the company firmly on track to reach 130+ […]


Basel: A Crown Jewels of hotels and exhibitions

Lying at the heart of Basel in Switzerland, Grand Hôtel Les Trois Rois is one of the oldest city hotels in Europe. In the Middle Ages, ships docked around here at the salt tower and transported produce down the Rhine and into the world. The hotel was founded in 1681 as an inn for gentlemen and rebuilt in 1844 as a […]

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Why Hyundai Kona EV should be worried

Hyundai has launched the first fully electric SUV Kona EV in India. But how easy is it going to be successful in a market which yet to be evolved, while competition is beefing up. The Hyundai Kona EV has sold 88 units in August 2019, while the cumulative sales number of this EV in the current fiscal 130 units. However, with just […]


easyJet puts 50m seats on sale for summer 2020

easyJet has put its flights for summer 2020 on sale meaning that thousands of flights across Europe are now on sale until the end of August next year. Over 287,098 flights are set to take place across easyJet’s network between March 29th and the end of August, providing 50,337,066 seats for passengers to enjoy their summer holidays. Of these, more […]