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Addis Ababa leads Africa in hotel room rates

Addis Ababa registered an absolute average daily rate (ADR) of US$163.79 when measured in constant currency, which removes the effects of inflation

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, posted Africa’s highest average daily rate (ADR), according to the most recent 12-month data from STR (https://STR.com/). The market will play host to the Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) (https://www.AHIF.com/) on 23-25 September at the Sheraton Addis. From July 2018 through June 2019, Addis Ababa registered an absolute…

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Ethiopia backs Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF)

Ethiopia’s public and private sector leaders voice approval for Africa’s premier hotel investment conference

Prominent figures from Ethiopia’s public and private sectors have spoken out publicly to welcome the return to Addis Ababa of the Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) (www.AHIF.com), which is the premier tourism and hotel investment conference in Africa, and to encourage others to attend. AHIF attracts many prominent international hotel…

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Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) will generate $millions for Addis, $billions for Africa

Independent report reveals the economic impact of Africa’s top hotel conference

An independent assessment by the international tourism advisory expert, Martin Jansen van Vuuren, a partner at Futureneer Advisors (www.FutureneerAdvisors.com), has quantified the significant economic benefits to host countries of the influential Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF). He reveals that when AHIF returns to Addis Ababa at the end of September,…

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Speech of The RT. Hon. Prime Minister, Dr. Edouard Ngirente at the Official Opening of the Africa Hotel Investment Forum

Kigali Convention Centre, October 11th, 2017

Speech of The RT. Hon. Prime Minister, Dr. Edouard Ngirente at the Official Opening of the Africa Hotel Investment Forum: Honourable Ministers, Chief Executive Officer, RDB Chief Executive Officer of Bench Events, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen, Good morning!  On behalf of the Government of Rwanda, I am pleased to…

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Lagos slumps as travel to Africa displays double-digit growth

During the coming five months, August – December 2017, there will be 16% fewer airline seats on domestic routes and 9% fewer and on international routes to and from Lagos

An analysis of seat capacity for travel to the top ten international airports in Africa, produced by ForwardKeys, reveals that Lagos is seeing substantial declines in both domestic and international capacity, mainly because Arik Air is cutting 53% of its seats for the rest of 2017. During the coming five…

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Hosting Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) generates a seven-figure economic boost

Independent report reveals benefits of hosting Africa’s top hotel conference

The significant economic benefits to host countries of the influential Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) (www.Africa-Conference.com) have been quantified in an independent assessment by the international audit, tax and advisory experts, Grant Thornton. The total contribution to African economies is estimated at $16.8 million and since inception, it is estimated…

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Air Travel: East Africa Rising

Analysis of International air travel to East Africa this year reveals strong growth of 11.2% compared with the same period last year

Analysis of International air travel to East Africa this year (January to August) by ForwardKeys, a company that predicts future travel patterns by crunching and analysing 14m booking transactions a day, reveals strong growth of 11.2% compared with the same period last year.  This is an exceptional performance as growth…

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Hotel development in Africa jumps 30% to 64,000 rooms

Resilient continent continues to attract investors – Angola surges ahead

The number of planned hotel rooms in Africa has soared to 64,000 in 365 hotels, up almost 30% on the previous year, according to new figures from the annual W Hospitality Group Hotel Chain Development Pipeline Survey.  The increase is largely down to strong growth in sub-Saharan Africa, which is…

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Africa tourism set for sustained growth

The hotel and tourism industry in Africa is beginning a period of sustained growth, according to the sector’s leading experts gathered at the Africa Hotel Investment Forum in Addis Ababa

The hotel and tourism industry in Africa is beginning a period of sustained growth, according to the sector’s leading experts gathered at the Africa Hotel Investment Forum in Addis Ababa (http://www.Africa-Conference.com). The conference heard that inward international flights were recovering after being hit by the ebola outbreak. And the hotel…