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Marriott International signs Agreement with Morogoro Mishama Company to bring Le Méridien to Zanzibar

Le Méridien Zanzibar Resort will invite travelers around the world to ‘Savour the Good Life’ through the brand’s rich European heritage and chic signature programming

Marriott International (www.Marriott.com) announced a signed agreement with Morogoro Mishama Company that will introduce Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts to the shores of Zanzibar in 2025. To support the growing demand for premium hospitality accommodations in Tanzania, Le Méridien Zanzibar Resort will feature 75 guestrooms as well as the brand’s…

Source: State House – Office of the President of the Republic of Seychelles |

President Ramkalawan pledges the commitment of Seychelles to ensure Sustainable Tourism

Seychelles Government had imposed moratoriums on large hotel developments and temporary restrictions on room numbers on certain islands to ensure that future developments align with sustainability goals

The President of the Republic, Mr. Wavel Ramkalawan joined several other world leaders at the World Governments Summit (WGS) 2024 currently being held in Dubai where he delivered his main address focussing on Seychelles' Initiatives and Approaches to Ensure Sustainable Tourism and Balancing Preservation. In his address to world leaders…

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Radisson Hotel Group to maintain expansion momentum in the Middle East and Africa, building on a year of record success

2024 promises to be a landmark year for Radisson Hotel Group, with 14 new hotel openings slated across various countries in the Middle East and Africa

Radisson Hotel Group (www.RadissonHotels.com) solidified its position as one of the leading international hotel groups in the Middle East and Africa during 2023 by signing 22 hotels, resorts, and serviced apartments, adding over 3,800 rooms to its regional portfolio, remaining dedicated to its vision of being among the top three hotel…

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Launch of the Africa Hospitality Consultants firm: A new pillar in the African hotel industry

With a team of experienced experts, Africa Hospitality Consultants offers tailor-made solutions to meet the unique challenges faced by players in the hospitality industry on the continent

A new era is dawning in the world of hospitality in Africa with the launch of Africa Hospitality Consultants (https://AfricaHospitalityConsultants.com). Founded on the principle of excellence and innovation, this hospitality management consulting firm aims to redefine standards and elevate the industry to new heights. Africa Hospitality Consultants represents much more…

Source: Parliament of the Republic of Uganda |

Uganda: Wildlife investor seeks Parliament support over row with Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA)

Price accused UWA of continuously putting off his requests to import specific breeds of tigers and hyenas which he said are highly attractive to tourists

A local investor in Butambala District, Thomas Price, has appealed to Parliament to intervene in what he termed as frustration from the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) for the delayed issuance of the licence to trap specific species of animals. Price, originally from Switzerland, is the proprietor of Conservation Through Commercialisation…

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Radisson announces its first safari hotel in South Africa

With a contemporary Scandinavian design, the hotels 138 rooms and suites provide a calming setting with natural materials, wooden details and rich, earthy colors that pay homage to its African surroundings

Radisson Hotel Group (https://www.RadissonHotels.com) is proud to announce the opening of Radisson Safari Hotel Hoedspruit, its first Safari hotel in Africa and 11th hotel in South Africa. Tucked between two renowned nature reserves, Kruger National Park and Blyde River Canyon, the hotel is located 2km outside of Hoedspruit in the heart…

Source: Department of Tourism, Republic of South Africa |

South Africa’s Tourism rising momentum continues

South Africa welcomed 6.4 million visitors from the rest of the African continent between January and December 2023, marking a significant 75.6% of all arrivals

The recent official release of international arrival figures by Statistics South Africa for January to December 2023 underscores the rising momentum of South Africa's tourism sector. International tourist arrivals from January to December 2023 totalled 8.5 million, representing a remarkable 48.9% increase when compared with same period in 2022. Africa…

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United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Communication, Media and Tourism Training in Africa Workshop, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

The three-day event focused on the opportunities for placing tourism in the mainstream conversation as well as the ongoing challenges facing communities, destinations and Africa as a region

The first UNWTO Communication, Media and Tourism Training in Africa Workshop organized in collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism and Hospitality Industry of Zimbabwe and the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) was in the majestic Victoria Falls, from 13 to 15 November 2023 bringing together tourism professionals, journalists, media and communication…

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United Nations (UN) Tourism Celebrates High-Level Support after Productive FITUR 2024

UN Tourism has celebrated the first major tourism event of 2024, FITUR travel trade fair in Madrid, advancing its priorities for the sector for the year ahead

Ahead of FITUR, UN Tourism – the new name for the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) released its latest data. The first World Tourism Barometer of the year highlighted the sector's recovery, with international arrivals back to 88% of pre-pandemic levels at the end of 2023. With full recovery expected in 2024, UN…

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South Africa: Premier engages with Khayelitsha entrepreneurs

It is an initiative that provides financial support to entrepreneurs, aimed at growing and developing their SMMEs

Following a successful festive season, Premier Alan Winde visited two iconic tourism attractions in Khayelitsha to engage with entrepreneurs and thank them for playing their part in ensuring Cape Town and the Western Cape remained a destination of choice for tens of thousands of visitors. At Siki’s Coffee, owner Sikelela…