The hotel sector in Sub-Saharan Africa has evolved during the past decade due to high demand growth, entrance of new global brands and increasing supply in major markets.
Based on August 2017 data from STR, Africa currently shows 301 hotel projects in the pipeline, accounting for 57,011 rooms, or 11.0% of the continent’s existing room supply.
Protea Hotels by Marriott, part of Marriott International, Inc. has opened Protea Hotel by Marriott, Owerri Select in South-Eastern Nigeria, a development, which further consolidates its presence in the country.
BON Hotels announced the signing of its 12th hotel in Nigeria, further increasing the company’s presence and footprint in West Africa and making the group the largest hotel management company in Nigeria, with additional opportunities still in play.
Hotel development activity in Africa is still rising in the face of the continent’s economic problems, showing a 13 per cent increase in 2017.
The Sheraton Lagos Hotel unveiled 107 newly renovated club rooms and suites, all refreshed and elegantly furnished with modern interiors and enhanced amenities.
African Travel Spend expected to rise 24 Percent with Introduction of African Union Passport Introduction in 2018
Travellers from four countries – South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya and Egypt were surveyed, with those having flown in the past 24 months saying they would spend 24 percent more with the introduction of the passport.
Nigeria spends about N750 million annually on Dubai tourism through taxation on tickets, the director of policy analysis, research and statistics, Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment, Dr Paul Adalikwu, has revealed.
The United Kingdom has launched the Super Priority Visa Service in Nigeria to allow prospective visitors to Britain to process their applications within a 24 hour time frame.
Following BON Hotels’ acquisition of 4 Protea Hotels in Nigeria from Mariott Hotels last year, and with further management contracts under negotiation, the group has commenced an aggressive rebranding and refurbishment plan to have all the hotels completed for re-launch later this year.