Tag: hospitality sector
COVID-19 has disrupted the global business ecosystems with Africa’s hospitality industry not exempted from the effects of the pandemic. The Radisson Hotel Group with just under 100 hotels across Africa is aiming to grow that number to 150 in the next 5 years. Moyo Ogunseinde, Executive Director of Anchorage Leisures, the company that owns Radisson Blu Anchorage joins CNBC Africa for more.
Rwanda’s national carrier Rwandair resumed commercial flights over the weekend at the same time as the country reopened her airspaces but what is the monetary cost for reopening of the airlines? CNBC Africa’s Makeda Mahadeo caught up with the CEO, Yvonne Makolo for more.
National carrier RwandAir will be resuming commercial passenger flights on the first of August as the Kigali International Airport opens its doors to travellers once again.
Africa’s hospitality sector still boasts great investment opportunities and long term value despite the COVID-19 crisis impacting economies and markets. This is according to Tim Cordon, Senior Vice President of the Middle East & Africa at the Radisson Hotel Group; he joins CNBC Africa for more.
After months of lock-down, Rwanda Convention Bureau announced that the country will reopen meetings and conferences, as it tries to revive the tourism and hospitality sector. Janet Karemera, Deputy CEO of the Rwanda Convention Bureau joins CNBC Africa for more.
International home sharing company, AirBnb has committed $250 million to hosts who lost income from to cancellations due the Covid-19 pandemic; now that Rwanda has just announced a 2 week extension on the national lockdown, what will the local hospitality sector do to cope with the halted activity? And how will it recover from bookings lost for months to come? Nsengiyumva Barakabuye, Chairman of the Rwanda Hospitality Association joins CNBC Africa for more.
Yesterday a notice was circulated by the Rwanda Development Board outlining and reminding the hospitality sector and general public of the Covid19 prevention measures that the body has established. Emmanuel Nsabimana, Head of Tourism Regulation joins CNBC Africa for more.
World Tourism Day is celebrated every year on September 27th with an aim of promoting tourism around the world. As the world celebrates the world Tourism Day, Rwanda Development Board and MasterCard signed a partnership agreement that will help improve the skills in the tourism industry in the country. Now, what does tourism mean to the country and to the hospitality sector? CNBC Africa’s Zwena Bachoo filed this report.
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