The future of tourism in Africa is actually in its sustainability and not in the number of tourist that visit destinations on the continent. Judy Kepher-Gona, Specialist on sustainable travel and tourism shares what players in the tourism sector need to do to make the sector sustainable.
There has been a growing appetite for investment in Africa’s hotel and hospitality industry. But what exactly are the dos and don’ts for those seeking to put their money in this sector? Trevor Ward, Manager and Director of W Hospitality Group, a Lagos based consultancy firm on hotel and hospitality investment in Africa shares more.
Much as it is said that Africa’s biggest challenge will be its population explosion, investors in the hospitality and real estate sector argue that this will offer more opportunities than challenges. Mohamed Yacoubi, DG of Parlmeraie explains how they are already tapping into this opportunity.
Nairobi is hosting the 8th annual edition of the Africa Hotel Investment Forum. The forum that opened on Tuesday this week has brought together policymakers, industry leaders and investors. So far, speakers at the forum have given a positive outlook on the future of the travel and hospitality sector in Africa. For more Jonathan Worsley, Chairman and founder of Bench events, co-organizer of the forum speaks to CNBC Africa’s Eugene Anangwe.