‘In today’s Christianity, we are religious, not spiritual’

Prophet Olumayowa Ayobami Gbadero is the visionary of the Sanctuary of God for Salvation and Fruitfulness Ministries. In this interview with OLAIDE SOKOYA, he speaks on passion for the liberation of the country and his vision for Christianity in the country.   What is your take on the many challenges facing the country? Going by the many challenges in the […]


Old Government House Hotel & Spa, Guernsey

Old Government House Hotel & Spa is hospitality as a history lesson. Overlooking St Peter Port, the Red Carnation property was originally built in 1771 by Nicholas Dobree as a home for prosperous local merchant Nicolas le Mesurier. It was purchased by the Guernsey government in 1796 and for generations played host to the lieutenant governor, the representative of the […]


Road to Awareness returns to Middle East for 2019 fundraiser

Marriott International has continued its efforts to support children in need across the Middle East and Africa with the launch of the 12th edition of Road to Awareness. The event is the hotel giant’s annual associate fundraising campaign and has been making a valuable difference to the lives of children for over a decade across the regions. Marriott has revealed […]

Australia & New Zealand

Air New Zealand signs new Dreamliner 787-10 order with Boeing

Boeing and Air New Zealand have finalised an order for eight 787-10 Dreamliner planes valued at $2.7 billion at list prices. The carrier will integrate the largest Dreamliner model into its fleet of 787-9 and 777 planes from 2022. The deal, announced in May as a commitment, includes options to increase the number of aircraft from eight up to 20, […]


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+ […]