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AccorHotels to open two-tower Raffles hotel and residences on Dubai's famous Palm Jumeirah

Set to open in 2021, Palm360 will be the first beachside resort for Raffles in Dubai and the tallest structure on Palm Jumeirah with a 155m long sky pool connecting the towers 170m above ground...

7 Dec 2017

Turkish Airlines rolls out braille boarding passes for visually impaired passengers

Turkish Airlines has started to roll out embossed boarding passes written in braille. Visually impaired staff at Turkish Airlines were involved in the research and development of the new passes...

22 Nov 2017

Developing smart cities, identifying unique experiences key to growing tourism in Africa

To ensure sustained tourism and overall economic growth, African cities need to find ways to develop into smart cities capable of attracting visitors, offering unique experiences and overcoming...

3 Nov 2017

Africa's emerging hotel markets attractive for foreign investors

“The emerging markets are a sought after destination for foreign investors - it is in these markets where there are continued economic growth and a need for additional infrastructure."

17 Aug 2017

WTM Africa adds Women in Travel to its 2018 programme

With strong indications that women entrepreneurs are on the rise, the World Travel Market Africa team have announced the addition of the Women in Travel Meetup to its 2018 programme...

10 Aug 2017

Ghana eyes surfing to boost tourism numbers

"Surfing has a huge potential. We have not developed our beaches. We have not done anything. It's a raw opportunity for anyone who wants to come..."

11 Jul 2017

Lack of trained professionals hampering tourism development in Ghana

It is imperative that the Ghanaian industry takes a much closer look at one aspect that draws us back. Lack of trained professionals or professionalism is hampering the growth and development of tourism and hospitality in Ghana...

By Bennet Otoo 20 Jun 2017

Hilton Worldwide announces line-up of hotel firsts for Africa

Hilton Worldwide announced new properties and extensions at AHIF. Among the new hotels agreed is Africa's first modular build hotel, Africa's tallest hotel in Nairobi, and...

4 Oct 2016

Hail the continental Pan-African passport

The historic move by the AU aims at opening up borders to allow free movement of goods and people among the African countries...

By Josephine Wawira 18 Aug 2016

SA Tourism workshop connects SA product owners with travel trade in Ghana

SA Tourism recently hosted a successful trade workshop in Ghana, which saw approximately 100 members of the local travel trade meeting with some of the best South African product owners...

17 Aug 2016

What Ghana's new visa-on-arrival scheme means for tourism and hospitality

Ghana has started a visa-on-arrival scheme at Kotoka International Airport. What does it mean for the tourism and hospitality industries?

15 Jul 2016

Six lessons in storytelling

As the world shifts to all things digital, our storytelling has adapted, but remains an effective tool for...

By Nicole Biondi 28 Jun 2016

Jovago releases Ghana Hospitality Report

Jovago has compiled a report on Ghana's tourism industry revealing key trends in the sector as well as distinctive opportunities in the industry...

20 Jun 2016

Protea Hotels expands with first hotel in Botswana

Protea Hotels have announced the signing of agreements for the development of...

9 Jun 2016

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