A higher level of preparedness is urgently needed to prevent and mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic in Southern Africa, including additional resources for testing and to reduce the impact on households and the economy, the African Development Bank said in its new Southern Africa Regional Economic Outlook.
RwandAir, the Rwandan national flag carrier, has resumed commercial passenger services on August 01.
Radisson Hotel Group has announced the addition of six new hotels to its African portfolio, bringing the total to almost 100 hotels across 32 African markets.
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.