Archive for the ‘Tourism & Leisure’ category

Ebola could impact Africa’s business landscape for years to come

A key impact of the Ebola outbreak is that food prices are rising in affected countries, as flights are suspended to these areas.

Talking Africa perceptions vs reality with the first woman to bike around the continent

South African Jolandie Rust shares some of her insight into, and experiences of, travelling in Africa.

Group of risk-taking friends transform plantation into golf haven for Kenya’s rich

Where once stood overgrown bush and sisal plantations, now sits a luxury golf estate .

International hotel companies focusing on Ethiopia

Ethiopia currently houses only a handful of international hotel brands.

South Africa’s top 10 hotels for the super-rich

New report reveals the top 10 hotels visited by the super-rich in the year to June 2014.

Simba Corp – from small car dealership to leading conglomerate

Kenya’s Simba Corp has successfully diversified its business.

Meet the Boss: Adil Popat, CEO, Simba Corporation

Kenyan CEO stresses importance of having a balance between work and family.

Jovago hopes to make online hotel bookings the norm in East Africa

How we made it in Africa talks to Estelle Verdier, head of hotel booking site Jovago in East Africa.

Africa’s top five most travelled to cities

The 2014 MasterCard Global Destination Cities Index looks at Africa’s top five destination cities.

No visa required: Africa’s most powerful passports

New research ranks countries according to the number of places their passports can enter without a visa, or with a visa on arrival.

Flight comparison site Flyezee.com wants to transform East African aviation

How we made it in Africa talks to the founders of Flyezee.com

Meet the Boss: Gervais Djondo, co-founder, Ecobank

Gervais Djondo says it is important to surround yourself with the right people.

Kenya’s new hotels and restaurants creating opportunities for interior contractors

“We are seeing more demand for our services as more new hotels near completion.”

Can Kenya’s tourism industry bounce back from terror attacks?

Over the last 12 months Kenya has suffered numerous terror attacks that have killed close to 200 people and dented the country’s image abroad.

Cars, cake and hotels – a family business grabbing opportunities

Kenyan CEO tells how he designs solutions to business problems.