Archive for the ‘Tourism & Leisure’ category

Business tips for riding the roller coaster of seasonal fluctuations

Plan and provide for the lean months during the peak season, advises Business Partners.

How Nairobi terrorist attack will affect Kenya’s tourism industry

Economist expects tourist numbers to drop after recent Westgate Mall attack in Kenya.

Dubai investor expects ‘fast growth’ in Africa’s mid-market hotels

“Not everybody can afford $300 a night,” says Diar Capital founder as it moves into the mid-range hospitality market.

Hotel GM on the effects of Ghana’s election and building a brand in West Africa

Holiday Inn Accra Airport general manager Bruce Potter shares his business insight.

Hospitality group expects ‘to make a lot of money’ in West Africa

Mangalis Management is an African hospitality group that wants to put Africa on the map.

Somalia is ‘ripe for investment’, says Mogadishu hotel owner

“Home is the best. If you don’t build your country, no one else will build it, that is why I moved back to Somalia.”

Hotel investors scout new opportunities for expansion across Africa

Despite the terrorist attack in Nairobi on the weekend, hotel groups met to discuss potential investments.

Zimbabwe is in a position to attract investors, says CEO

Zimbabwe’s rich mineral resources will drive economic growth in the country.

Examining the potential in Ghana’s oil ‘boom town’ Takoradi

Crude oil production in Ghana has a knock-on effect on property development.

Hellofood feeds growing appetite for online meal deliveries in Kenya

Online meal ordering platform grows consumer base in Nairobi.

‘You can’t grow a company if you become a bottleneck,’ says Kenyan entrepreneur

How we made it in Africa talks to Kenyan entrepreneur about tourism in the country.

Resilience is a must-have to succeed in the fickle tourism industry

If at first you don’t succeed, try and try and try again.

Security is vital to keeping tourism industry booming, says Kenyan lodge owner

“Tourism is fickle. But it is still the biggest contributor to the GDP in this country.”

TripAdvisor means hotels need to be on top of their game, all the time

How we made it in Africa looks at how some of the continent’s hotels are managing their online reputations.

‘Tourism can be unpredictable,’ says safari company owner

Tourism accounts for a large part of many African countries’ GDPs, but the industry faces numerous obstacles.