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South Africa is gradually opening its economy and The Royal Portfolio, a collection of award-winning hotels owned and run by the Biden family, has launched The Royal Portfolio Foundation Itinerary.

This year, the region will face an economic contraction forecast between 0.8 and 2.3 percent; socioeconomic stability, social inclusion and human capital development are prerequisites for resilience and emerging from the crisis.

Radisson Hotel Group is pleased to announced the appointment of Ramsay Rankoussi as the new head of development for Africa and Daniel Trappler, senior director, development for sub-sahara, as the group continues to increase its presence and renews its commitment to Africa.

African hotel development had returned to growth at the start of this year, with more than 78,000 rooms in 408 hotels in the pipeline, according to the 12th annual survey by W Hospitality Group, acknowledged as the industry’s most authoritative source. However, the COVID-19 outbreak is now shattering the dreams of Africa’s hotel industry.

Recovery and resilience were the central themes as the members of the World Tourism Organization’s Regional Commission for Africa (CAF) who recently met for the 63rd time.

LEVA Hotels & Resorts has pledged its support to the hospitality industry by continuing expansion across the GCC, Africa and Europe.

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has signed voco The Bank, Rosebank in South Africa in partnership with Valor Hospitality Partners Africa.

Spend among African travellers could increase by 27 percent over the next year if they were able to move more freely within the continent, new research from Sabre Corporation recently revealed at the 51st African Airlines Association (AFRAA) Annual General Assembly in Mauritius.

AC Hotels, the carefully curated lifestyle brand from Marriott International marked the African debut of the global thought leadership series, AC Unpacked at AC Hotel Cape Town Waterfront on September 26 with a lively panelist discussion between local experts shaping the world of Art and Design in The Mother City.

A new study released at the Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) by food and beverage (F&B) strategy and design firm KEANE, forecasts that 700 new hotel restaurants and bars will be opened in Africa by 2025, in internationally branded hotels.