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COVID-19 threatens to ruin a record year for Africa’s hotel developers

Tourism is such an important industry in Africa, because of the direct and indirect jobs that it creates and sustains, as well as its strong foreign currency earnings

African hotel development had returned to growth at the start of 2020, with more than 78,000 rooms in 408 hotels in the pipeline, according to the 12th annual survey by W Hospitality Group, acknowledged as the industry’s most authoritative source. However, the COVID-19 outbreak is now shattering the dreams of…

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Over 3,000 register for virtual hospitality summit

The event features an impressive array of speakers, all giving their time free of charge to participate

Hospitality Tomorrow (www.HospitalityTomorrow.com) – Digital conference will unite the hospitality industry to combat the COVID-19 crisis Over 3,000 hospitality industry professionals have already registered and over 5,000 are expected to attend Hospitality Tomorrow, a free online summit, taking place tomorrow, 7th April, to discuss the impact of the COVID-19 crisis…

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Hospitality - COVID-19: Digital Conference to Unite Hospitality Sector

The virtual conference will take place on April 7th from 10.00–16.00 BST and registration is free of charge for all participants

Bench Events (https://BenchEvents.com/), the leading organiser of conferences and forums for the hotel, aviation and restaurant sector is organising a complete live conference experience on the internet to bring together industry leaders to discuss the unprecedented economic circumstances caused by the COVID-19 outbreak and what the industry can do collectively…

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Forum de l’Investissement Hôtelier Africain (FIHA) is postponed to July

The meeting will be held on 7-9 July and all current registrations will be automatically transferred

The influential Forum de l’Investissement Hôtelier Africain (FIHA) (www.FIHA-Conference.com), which is known for its ability to link up new investors with developers, consultants, contractors, hoteliers and political leaders, has been postponed. It was scheduled to take place in Abidjan later this month, but the outbreak of the Coronavirus has affected…

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Drogba scores big tourism win for Côte d’Ivoire

Forum de l’Investissement Hotelier Africain (FIHA) conference will discuss how to spend it

International soccer star Didier Drogba has helped his birthplace, Côte d’Ivoire, strike gold by helping to collect MOUs for a total of $15 billion in commitments to back tourism projects in the west African country. The breakthrough comes ahead of the UNWTO Forum for Africa, which will take place in…

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Revealed: what’s fuelling the rapid hotel growth in West Africa

Across Africa, hotel development remains important in most advanced economies

Today, Africa is seen as one of the most promising regions for hotel developers. Aside from small chains and independents, four global hotel groups dominate signings and openings on the continent. Over the last four rolling quarters, as of September 2019, Accor, Hilton, Marriott International and Radisson Hotel Group have…

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Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) delegates will run for charity with Haile Gebrselassie

AHIF’s charity sponsor, Derba MIDROC Cement, and AHIF’s organiser, Bench Events, have each pledged to make a donation

Delegates at the Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) (www.AHIF.com) will have the chance to go running with the Ethiopian Olympic gold medallist and four-time World Championship title holder, Haile Gebrselassie, to raise money for charity. On the morning of September 25th, Haile will lead the way around a loop inside…

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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,…