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Newmark plans expansion into Africa

Newmark hotels aim to grow its footprint on the African content and a key strategic intervention for group's expansion is the establishment of...

17 May 2016

Historic flying-boat stop inspired by "flight of angels"

Victoria Falls viewed from the air is so impressive that 68 years ago British Airways' forerunner, BOAC, added a stop to its UK/ Johannesburg service, just so its customers could see the spectacle.

6 May 2016

Minor Hotel Group plans major expansion into Africa

With high-end hotels planned for thriving cities including Cape Town, Johannesburg and...

8 Apr 2016

Victoria Falls: the smoke is thundering

Listed as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, the "Smoke That Thunders" is looking spectacular at the moment and is luring visitors to Victoria Falls...

15 Mar 2016

Victoria Falls: come high or low waters

Victoria Falls' water levels are now steadily rising, but Ross Kennedy, ATTA chairman, says Victoria Falls is a year-round natural wonder...

22 Jan 2016

Emirates upgrades service to Zimbabwe and Zambia

Emirates is set to enhance its on-board experience and increase capacity on its Zambia and Zimbabwe route with the deployment of a larger Boeing 777-300ER...

12 Jan 2016

Four stops to make when traveling Zambia

Zambia embodies the rugged beauty of Southern Africa and with the bustling capital of Lusaka, its potential is much more than it is given credit for...

7 Jan 2016

Raising the bar in the bush

There's a standard that luxury resorts, hotels and lodges stick to and either they outperform or underperform, depending on the alignment of your stars...

29 Dec 2015

Conference Centre opens at David Livingstone Safari Lodge and Spa

Conducted by the Deputy Minister of Tourism and Arts, Esther Banda and attended by numerous dignitaries from local tourism...

5 Aug 2015

African tourism opportunities become more tangible

The Rezidor Hotel Group's Global Director of Sales and Marketing tells us about destination marketing, the first five-star hotel in Sierra Leone, and the challenges of marketing to/in Africa compared to the rest of the world...

By Leigh Andrews 15 Apr 2015

Asky now offers web-based booking

Asky, the West and Central African airline, has partnered PayGate and booking engine SITA to offer web-based booking to its customers for the first time...

15 Apr 2015

Sun International sells some African assets

Sun International says it will sell a portion of its interests in its African assets to a foreign subsidiary of Thailand-listed Minor International Public Co (Mint) for R664m.

19 Aug 2014

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

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

Protea expands its Lusaka hotel

In response to the rapidly growing demand for business accommodation in Zambia‚ Protea Hospitality Group said on Monday (15 July) it was significantly expanding its Protea Hotel in Lusaka as part of its African expansion drive.

By Nick Hedley 16 Jul 2013

Franchise sales up 16.8% for Famous Brands

Famous Brands has reported that its franchise sales increased 16.8% in the March to May quarter with a 16% improvement in South Africa and a 27.2% improvement in the rest of Africa region.

19 Jun 2013

Tourism growth outlook looks strong

Auditing firm PwC on Thursday (13 June) projected total room revenue in SA would grow at a compound annual rate of 9.2% between now and 2017 after overall spending on rooms in all categories rose by 13.4% in 2012 to R15.2bn‚ reflecting an increase in stay-unit nights and a 5.3% rise in the average room rate.

By Helmo Preuss 14 Jun 2013

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