Archive for the ‘Tourism & Leisure’ category

Airline Flydubai increasing its business on the continent

UAE’s low-cost airline Flydubai is increasing its routes to several destinations in northern and eastern Africa.

Online travel company Wego discusses its plans in mobile-first Africa

Singapore-based Wego looks to 4G to disrupt Africa’s travel metasearch space.

Diversifying from oil: Angolan sovereign wealth fund eyes hotel investments

“The main goals of the fund are to preserve state reserves but also to create additional sources of revenue,” says FSDEA’s chairman.

Taking the leap: Entrepreneur on why he left Poland to start a business in Nigeria

“At that time my knowledge about Nigeria was the so-called Google knowledge,” says Marek Zmyslowski.

Africa tipped to become surfing capital of the world

Many emerging tourism destinations in Africa have identified surfing as a target market.

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.