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Africa’s top hotel and aviation conferences return to Rwanda

Following last year’s hugely successful event and Rwanda enormous efforts to establish its self as a MICE hub in the region, it has been announced that the influential Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) will again run alongside AviaDev Africa in Kigali, Rwanda, on October 10-12. The return to Rwanda comes as Bench Events – the organiser – signed a new ...

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How eco-friendly is your hotel?

By Evelyn Masaba Eco-friendly is a term that can be loosely translated as when human beings engage in activities that do not harm the environment. With recent studies indicating that the climate change process has already begun, it is important that we look for ways to conserve our environment and not accelerate global warming. Going green does not literally mean ...

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Uganda’s top luxury lodges

By Evelyn Masaba If you are among the many people who take weekends away from Kampala to visit some of the hidden wonders far away from the fast life of the city, or maybe you are new in the country and on a sojourn through Uganda; these are some of the lodges you should make sure you at least book ...

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Renaissance Hotels arrives in Lagos

Renaissance Hotels, the brand known around the world for helping business travellers discover unexpected experiences, has announced the opening of its first hotel in Sub-Saharan Africa — the Renaissance Lagos Ikeja Hotel. Located in Nigeria’s commercial centre and city known for its music, fashion, cuisine, art and nightlife, the Renaissance Lagos Ikeja offers world-class amenities, modern aesthetic, sophisticated service and ...

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Marriott International expands presence in Algeria with opening of Sheraton Annaba

Marriott International has announced further expansion in Algeria with the opening of its seventh hotel in Algeria, Sheraton Annaba. The company already operates six hotels in Algeria including Constantine Marriott Hotel, Renaissance Tlemcen Hotel, Sheraton Club des Pins, Sheraton Oran, Le Meridien Oran and Four Points by Sheraton Oran amounting to 1580 rooms. With another six hotels under development the company ...

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Hilton continues Moroccan expansion with first hotel in Casablanca

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) (www.Hilton.com) has signed a management agreement with Group Sadiki (www.GroupSadiki.com) to open its first hotel in Casablanca. The news follows the conclusion of a landmark year for Hilton in Morocco which saw it re-establish a presence in the country in March 2016, with the opening of Hilton Garden Inn Tanger City Center. The mid-scale Hilton Garden Inn ...

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JW Marriott debuts stunning beach resort on Marco Island

Marriott Hotels & Resorts, the global luxury brand that is part of Marriott International’s (NASDAQ: MAR) luxury brands portfolio, has debuted JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort. Following an extensive $320 million renovation facilitated by ownership group Mass Mutual, the Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort, Golf Club & Spa has converted to a JW Marriott luxury property, ushering in a ...

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The all-important effect of customer reviews on hotel booking

By Evelyn Masaba Travellers get easily influenced by many different aspects when booking a hotel for their stay at a planned destination — everything, ranging from free WiFi for residents, gym facilities, and maybe a swimming pool to make their stay even more accommodating. Yet one of the most important ones are not just the good pictures of the facility ...

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Jumia Travel unveils ‘Dream Deals’

Following the remarkable 2016 Black Friday campaign that beat all-times sales record of 30%+ gross bookings a day, Jumia Travel is back in the deals business with a new campaign dubbed “Travel Wednesday”, running every Wednesday on the company’s official website. The promotions, also called “Dream Deals”, consist of great discounts on top hotels in popular destinations, in a bid ...

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Great Place to Work® and Fortune name Marriott one of the best workplaces

Global hospitality leader Marriott International, has been named by Great Place to Work® and Fortune to the 2016 50 Best Workplaces for Parents, ranking No. 31 on the list. The ranking is based on anonymous employee feedback from more than 120,000 working parents at U.S. companies across a range of industries, as well as on the benefits the companies offer ...

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