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BON Hotels takes on Lake Heights Hotel, Entebbe

BON Hotels has taken on Lake Heights Hotel, Uganda - their second property in East Africa. The property will be rebranded Lake Heights Entebbe by BON Hotels...

8 Sep 2016

Dubai Tourism roadshow sees flydubai tap into East African market

Joining 14 Dubai-based partners in showcasing a wide range of services and upcoming attractions, flydubai is participating in Dubai Tourism's first-ever East Africa roadshow...

25 Aug 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

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

Top 10 apps for travellers

Huge advances in mobile technology and the proliferation of smartphone apps have made travel easier, but choosing the right app for your next trip...

24 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

#AfricaMonth: Entering Africa and staying there

We wanted to know more about operating in Africa and who better to ask than the vice-president and regional director for Africa and Indian Ocean operations for Starwood Hotels & Resorts...

By Cari Van Wyk 18 May 2016

Africa's most endangered heritage sites

The alluring African continent is host to some of the best UNESCO Heritage Sites. Not only is it the cradle of mankind, but it boasts...

4 Apr 2016

Protea Hotels expands further into Africa

Protea Hotels announced the signing of contracts for the development of two new hotel properties in Kampala, Uganda. This will bring Protea Hotels' presence in the country to four sites...

4 Mar 2016

Virtual tourism in Uganda

A new campaign codenamed Koikoiug has kicked off. It comprises a team of 'Instagrammers' who go out to capture sceneries of different towns...

By Edgar R. Batte 9 Oct 2015

Uganda: Tour firms want VAT, Visa charges revised

As Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) celebrates its award-winning triumph at Africa's premier Indaba tourism expo private sector players in the country's tourism industry have asked government to scrap the 18 per cent levy on tourism services...

By Moses Mugalu 19 May 2015

Grand Parade ups its stake in Mac Brothers

Grand Parade, the company responsible for bringing Burger King to SA‚ said it bought a further 32.9% stake in Mac Brothers for R42,79 million‚ to achieve cost efficiencies and gain greater access to the African markets.

20 May 2014

Ocean Basket eyes growth in foreign markets

Ocean Basket, the seafood restaurant famous for serving meals in frying pans, has aggressive plans to expand globally over the next three years.

By Zeenat Moorad 29 Jan 2014

Marriott clinches deal to buy biggest African hotel chain

US hotel giant Marriott announced it had finalised a deal to buy the Protea group, Africa's largest hotel chain, for US$186m.

23 Jan 2014

Famous Brands half-year earnings up 20% to 180c

Fast food group Famous Brands reported a 20% increase in headline earnings per share to 180c for the six months to August.

29 Oct 2013

Global travel body urges Kenya to reassure future tourists

NAIROBI, KENYA: The head of the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has urged the Kenyan government and tour operators to reassure potential visitors about coming to the country given the deadly Nairobi mall attack.

26 Sep 2013

Tourvest buys controlling interest in Adrift

Tourism group Tourvest said on Tuesday (17 September) it had bought a controlling interest in Ugandan-based Nile rafting company Adrift.

By Nick Hedley 18 Sep 2013

Quick meals for Africa

In SA, Famous Brands produces 265,000 cups of specially blended coffee a day. With 2,175 restaurants, the company, whose brands include Wimpy, Steers and Mugg & Bean, also makes 77m ice-cream cones a year. It's the big daddy of SA franchising, with a R9,7bn market capitalisation, and it wants to repeat its local success in the rest of Africa.

By Zeenat Moorad 16 Sep 2013

Nairobi chaos after airport gutted

NAIROBI, KENYA: A devastating fire shut down Nairobi's international airport on Wednesday (7 August) in a major crisis that forced scores of flights at east Africa's biggest transport hub to be cancelled or diverted.

8 Aug 2013

City Lodge revamps its image

City Lodge Hotels is embarking on an "evolutionary" brand and logo refreshment exercise, starting with its recently-opened Town Lodge Gaborone.

By Nick Hedley 7 Aug 2013

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