Q&A: HGI Lusaka – New Player

Q: What’s the fit between Lusaka and the Hilton Garden Inn brand? A: The Hilton Garden Inn brand is not just about bringing world-class,...

Eye on West Africa

I have to say that getting new hotels open in Africa is so frustrating. I looked back at an article I wrote for Business Traveller Africa last year, welcoming the forthcoming opening of such hotels as the Noom in Conakry, Marriott in Accra, Four Points in Ikot (Nigeria), the Ramada Plaza in Lagos, the Kempinski in Accra and others.

Q&A: A ‘brand’ new game

Hilton Worldwide is about to embark on an interesting African roll-out of its Hilton Garden Inn brand, with the letters ‘HGI’ set to feature...

ASATA Column: Avoid travel burnout

If you’re sitting at an airport right now about to board yet another flight, the chances are your tolerance for airport lounges, hotel rooms...

ASATA Column: Thinking of going rogue?

Do you find it easier to hop online quickly and book that deal for that Jo’burg-Cape Town flight yourself, rather than going

Q&A: TGCSA – Quality Assurance

The Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) provides a rigorous framework and process for the quality assurance that is continuously sought by tourism products seeking to showcase and differentiate their products in the industry. Darryl Erasmus, newly appointed Chief Quality Assurance Officer at the TGCSA, took some time to shed light on the association and its benefits to the tourism industry.

An Eye on West Africa

I believe that (at least for frequent travellers) the two main things you remember about a hotel stay are the food and the staff. I

Save the planet

Seasoned road warriors know how to navigate airport security effortlessly and get the most out of their frequent flyer miles. However, when it comes...

Q&A: CTICC – Beefing up

Q: What’s the background to the origins of the expansion project? A: When the expansion was announced, the CTICC had already become very successful...

ASATA Column: Providing value to different generations

What do the 55-year old chief financial officer and the 25-year old sales and marketing director of the same company have in common? Chances...

Ed’s Note

If you haven’t embraced the sharing economy, look out. It is finding its way into more and more industries, and if you think yours is...

Q&A: Strong intentions – aha hotels

In August 2014, the Competition Commission approved the acquisition of Three Cities Management Company by Tourvest’s Accommodation and Activities division African Hotels and Adventure,...