Archive for the ‘Tourism & Leisure’ category

Flight comparison site wants to transform East African aviation

How we made it in Africa talks to the founders of

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.

On the ground knowledge critical to expansion, says hotel group boss

Protea Hotels is investing in projects across East Africa.

Kenya’s terror attacks – the way forward for tourism investment

Despite attacks, Kenya’s tourism industry is “resilient”.

East Africa over the next 20 years? Expert shares his thoughts

East Africa’s star has been shining bright, but what does the future hold for the region?

App gives the inside scoop to Dakar’s nightlife

Senegal’s free Agendakar app connects users to happenings in the capital.

Meet the Boss: Jameel Verjee, founder and CEO, Diar Capital

“I have huge plans but I have learnt the hard way to think one day at a time.”

Investor behind CityBlue Hotels sees gap for African mid-market hospitality brand

Dubai-based investor plans to roll out CityBlue Hotels across continent.

South Africa dominates ranking of continent’s top airports

South Africa may no longer be Africa’s biggest economy but its airports are still the best in the continent.

Don’t ignore Nigeria’s smaller neighbour Benin

Consulting firm A.T. Kearney has ranked Benin as the 11th most attractive market for retailers in Africa.

Putting Malawi on the radar as a tourism destination

One of Africa’s “best-kept secrets”, Malawi is set for growth in its tourism and hospitality industry.

Kenyan island business makes high-end handbags from washed up objects

Founder of artistic creation company Ali Omar talks about his budding business on the Kenyan island of Lamu.