Consistent and harmonized travel protocols, enhanced safety measures and the protection of jobs and livelihoods are the main ingredients needed for the restart of tourism. The Sixth meeting of the UNWTO Global Tourism Crisis Committee reminded participants of the need to work together as the only means of advancing the sustainable recovery of the sector.
Hotel news in Africa
One of the main attractions of Liberia is its coastal tourism product. In recent years, several initiatives have been undertaken to develop and diversify Liberia tourism product, based on the country natural and cultural heritage. In particular, surf tourism has been identified as a niche market that has a high growth potential in the country, with the destination of Robertsport as a site with excellent geographical features for surf tourism development in West Africa.
In a historic first, G20 Tourism Ministers hosted more than 45 CEOs and Members of WTTC, who presented their plan to save the embattled Travel and Tourism sector and 100m jobs globally.
The Covid-19 crisis has disproportionately affected tourism, a sector that accounts for millions of jobs around the globe. While no one can say with certainty when tourism will recover, people are starting to dream again of getaways whether closer to home or to remote destinations.
As growing numbers of countries around the world ease restrictions on travel, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has launched a new Tourism Recovery Tracker to support global tourism.
The EBRD and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) are joining forces to promote sustainable tourism, accelerate the transfer of climate finance and make green technologies more accessible for the tourism sector through the Bank online shopping-style platform Green Technology Selector.
The majority of Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) companies expect their employees to return to in-person events in 2021.
As restrictions on travel begin to ease globally, destinations around the world are focusing on growing domestic tourism, with many offering incentives to encourage people to explore their own countries.
According to the latest published Construction Pipeline Trend Report for the Middle East, analysts at Lodging Econometrics (LE) state at the end of the second quarter of 2020, the hotel construction pipeline in the Middle East decelerated once again to 591 projects/169,538 rooms.
Thailand Minor Hotels has confirmed that its Avani Hotels & Resorts brand is on track to open more than ten new properties in the next few years, including debuting in four new countries.
The enormous toll of COVID-19 on international tourism has now become clear, with World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) data showing the cost up to May was already three times that of the 2009 Global Economic Crisis.
Member States from across Africa have shared their priorities for tourism against the backdrop of COVID-19. As with every other global region, African destinations have been hit hard by the restrictions on travel introduced in response to the pandemic.
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, a luxury operator with more than 70 hotels globally, has announced the signing of two new luxury hotel developments in Morocco and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Louvre Hotels Group strengthens its position in Africa with the opening of the new Golden Tulip Nairobi City
Louvre Hotels Group has recently announced the opening of its 4-star Golden Tulip Westlands Nairobi hotel, which counts with 94 rooms and offers a multitude of high-end services including several fine dining restaurants, spas and swimming pools as well as conference rooms for business travellers.
The resort owned by Tikida Group and managed by RIU Hotels & Resorts, remains all-inclusive and exclusively for guests aged 18 and over. The hotel will welcome the upcoming summer season with a fresh, more modern and elegant look thanks to the revamped design of its facilities.
QG Africa Hotel LP, a Mauritius-based fund managed by QG Investments Africa Management Ltd, a company of the Quantum Global group, has acquired 100% interest in the InterContinental Hotel Lusaka from Kingdom Hotel Investments for a gross consideration of USD 35.9 million.