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Hoteliers bet on booming Africa

New research out this week from Lagos-based W Hospitality Group reveals that the hotel industry is betting big on a boom in Africa over the coming years.

Kenya Airways stick to its guns as some hoteliers complain about...

(eTN) - Rumbles from within the tourism industry are slowly emerging over Kenya Airways’ recent introduction of US dollar-based domestic fares, which can be paid with the equivalent of Kenya shillin

Coast tourism sees no impact on bookings as Kenya hunts militants

(eTN) - Reports from Mombasa tell a story different from what many global media organizations would want their readers to believe as occupancies remain high and forward bookings have remained steady,

Malindi hoteliers want fire brigade upgraded

(eTN) - A recent fire in Watamu, which reportedly destroyed several holiday villas and nearby buildings, brought renewed demands from members of the coast branch of the Kenya Association of Hotelkeepe

August Ramadan expected to impact domestic travel across Kenya

(eTN) - The annual summer holiday of local schools is underway in Kenya, but unlike in other years marked by the onset of the Holy Month of Ramadan earlier this week.

Seychelles officials meet with La Digue hoteliers

The La Digue island hoteliers met with officials of the Seychelles government following a call they had made to the Seychelles Tourism Board to seek an urgent meeting to look at points they saw as pre

London hoteliers urged to stop being greedy

LONDON, England - London hoteliers are being urged to keep their rates at reasonable levels during the Olympic Games next summer to avoid a repeat of the disappointing turnouts for Beijing 2008 and th

Free hotel distribution sign-up tool at Agoda.com

SINGAPORE – Using Express Connect 2.0, hoteliers who wish to partner with Agoda.com can set up a hotel page in a matter of minutes.

Hoteliers reject claims that Nairobi is 8th most expensive city

(eTN) - Kenyan hoteliers have taken exception to a recent report published by Hotels.com in the UK, which claims that the Kenyan capital city has become the 8th most expensive city for hotel accommoda

Seychelles President meets hospitality and tourism representatives

VICTORIA, Mahe, Seychelles - President James A.

Tanzania hoteliers shocked by increase in price of electricity

(eTN) Earlier this week, the Tanzanian power company went public with plans to raise electricity tariffs by a staggering 34 percent, prompting immediate responses from consumers, industry, and hotel o

Hospitality industry faces challenges mid-year but signs of good times also...

NEW YORK (eTN) - Things have not really turned around just yet for the hotel industry as a whole.

Seychelles hoteliers have an issue with exchange rates

Three individual hoteliers and hotel managers raised their concern with this correspondent during a recent visit to the Seychelles, when discussing investments and capital expenditure to keep their ho

Hoteliers in Nairobi pleased with 2009

Occupancy levels in Kenya’s capital city have risen to the 2007 levels once again, following two years of downturn in the market.

Asia-Pacific Regional Meeting of Preferred Hotel Group successfully held at Regal...

The Asia-Pacific Regional Meeting of Preferred Hotel Group took place at the Regal Airport Hotel from October 27 to 29, 2009.

R.O.A.R.: Lay blame where blame is due, but it’s not the...

For the past 6 months, most of us in the hotel industry have sat by watching the effect of Wall Street’s excesses, or the “AIG effect” impact the meetings industry.

eTN Inbox: Food for thought

Hi Nelson!Love reading your e-mails. Please keep them coming.You asked for comments regarding the current conditions impacting the travel and tourism industry, and I'd like to share mine.

Japanese hoteliers turn backs on foreign tourists

Japan's mission to boost the number of overseas visitors suffered a setback this week after hundreds of hoteliers and inn owners said they would turn away foreign guests.

Going on holiday soon? It would help if you became more...

Japanese, who were voted by hoteliers as the world's best tourists in a global travel survey released this month.

European hoteliers experience mixed bag

According to an STR Global HotelBenchmark Survey, European hotels got off to a slow start in 2008, with revenue per available room (revPAR) up by only 1.1% to €68 for the first four months of the year. Although hotel performance in general is static, there are still several success stories across the continent.

Upcoming grading worries hotel pretenders

KAMPALA, Uganda (eTN) - Would be “hoteliers,” often people who found the money to get into the sector but lack qualifications to run hospitality establishments (and in addition often employ unqualified labor), are getting increasingly worried about the implications of the recently passed tourism bill.