A total of 365 hotel chain development pipelines were reported in Africa in 2016, with 64,231 rooms. This is according to a report by the W-Hospitality Group; that provides advisory services in the hotel, tourism, leisure, and real estate industries to investors. This is a record 29.2% increase, from the 2015 numbers of 270 hotels and 49,715 rooms in the pipeline activity. Furthermore, a JLL hotel research (Jones Lang LaSalle) predicts an investment of $1.7 billion in 2017, in hotels in Sub-Saharan Africa with $1.9 billion more in 2018. This…Read More
In the latest report on how people use phones for travel, Google in collaboration with Ipsos has provided insights on the influences mobile devices have on travelers’ decisions. According to the report, 51% of smartphone users in the I-want-to-go moments turn to their devices for information as well as activities related to travel. These may include booking hotels online, buying flight tickets online, reviewing accommodation properties for comparison in rates and convenience among others. The frequency of this trend is astounding, with 71% (of the users in the report)…Read More
If you are planning your next holiday to the land of unending adventures, Africa, you need to know what places have the experiences you are looking to have. From the very simple tasks as a walk in the park, to the adrenaline filled jaunts that are likely to leave you completely breathless, Africa is an all-inclusive package. These adventure ideas will help conclude your itinerary for your next holiday to Africa.Read More
It’s Customer Service Week and this year, the international celebration of the people who on a daily basis serve and support customers, takes place from 3rd to 7th October 2016. Companies across the world are conducting activities to appreciate their customers; even in the smallest acts of kindness such as shoe shining or providing discounted rates/prices for products and services.Read More
The festival this year will start on August 26th, with the main day of the event (day 7) to happen on September1st. This is when the main ceremony occurs, with the dancing attended by the King. This will be a public holiday in Swaziland.
This ceremony is a centuries old tradition where the Kingdom¹s unmarried and childless females present their newly cut reed to the Queen Mother to protect her residence. The King sometimes makes use of the occasion to publicly court a prospective fiancée or Liphovela.Read More
The Eleventh Luwawa International Mountain Bike Marathon race is fixed for Saturday the 14th of June at 10.00am, and is set to be one of the biggest and best yet. The race has now been designated as a national seeding event, bringing greater attraction to the challenge and for keen bikers making it a real date for the diary. Twelve of South Africa’s most experienced riders have already registered for the race who, on the Sunday and Monday after the ride, will be doing Luwawa Lodge’s three day Mountain Bike wilderness trail to Lake Malawi.Read More