February 16, 2020


Accor set for expansion in Ethiopia

Accor, a leading augmented hospitality group, is expanding its presence in Ethiopia after signing a management agreement to open a new property under its design-led economy brand, Ibis Styles.

In a move that ramps up its ambitious development plans in Sub-Saharan Africa, the Group has partnered with private conglomerate, Yuluch Elyano Trading plc, to operate the 150-key Ibis Styles Addis Ababa, its fifth upcoming property in the capital, with a scheduled opening date of 2023.

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February 11, 2020


Light Up the Future with Posiflex at EuroShop 2020

(AETOS Wire)-- The Posiflex Group, a synergy of world-leading POS, kiosk, and industrial computing technologies — will brings its Serviced IoT solutions to EuroShop 2020, the leading Europe trade fair for the retail industry, from February 16th – 20th at Hall6/A57 in Düsseldorf. Nowadays, the ways of retail have been fundamentally changed. Retailers are experiencing unparalleled disruption and are facing new challenges with fierce competition and consumer demands. To aid retailers to stay ahead of the curve, Posiflex POS solutions help retailers to become an integral part of the future retail by offering machines with advanced capabilities, such as rotating screens, various OS platform support, hands-on cable management, and ease of service. Posiflex’s new Android version of MT-Series (Mobile POS), RT-Series (POS terminal), HS-Series (All-in-One POS), and new ZT Series (POS terminal) will be showcased to enhance the Posiflex POS solutions trending in Retail. Additionally, Posiflex will debut its brand new ZT Series, an unprecedented line of POS......

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February 3, 2020


Hegra Conference of Nobel Laureates 2020 Launches in AlUla, Saudi Arabia

The Hegra Conference of Nobel Laureates was officially launched today in AlUla, Saudi Arabia. The conference takes place from 30 January - 1 February, bringing together 18 Nobel Laureates of Peace, Economics, Literature, Physics, Chemistry, Physiology and Medicine alongside distinguished social and political leaders from 32 different countries, to discuss and offer solutions to improve the state of humanity and the world. It is hosted by Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Culture and The Royal Commission of AlUla Governor His"...

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February 3, 2020


Millennium Hotels and Resorts partners with Johnson Controls

In line with the UAE Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development, Millennium Hotels and Resorts and Johnson Controls announced a Technology Alliance to drive energy savings and operational cost reduction applying latest energy efficiency product technology and digitalization concepts.

Kevork Deldelian, Chief Executive Officer of Millennium Hotels and Resorts MEA, said: “We are delighted to collaborate with Johnson Controls on sustainable energy"...

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January 30, 2020


IHG debuts voco in Africa with Valor Hospitality Partners Africa

InterContinental Hotels Group has signed voco™ The Bank, Rosebank in South Africa in partnership with Valor Hospitality Partners Africa. Earlier this year, IHG announced the signing of a Master Development Agreement (MDA) with Valor Hospitality Partners Africa to roll out multiple franchise hotels over the next 10 years, across IHG’s portfolio of brands in midscale, upscale and luxury segments. This is the first signing under the MDA and adds to IHG’s growing pipeline in the Middle East and Africa whilst"...

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January 29, 2020


Hilton Delivers Record-Breaking Growth and Positive Impact in 100th Year of Hospitality

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) announced that its centennial year featured record-breaking growth, awards for its inclusive workplace culture, and continued recognition of positive community impact. “Throughout the last 100 years, Hilton has had a tremendous positive impact on billions of lives across the globe,” said Christopher J. Nassetta, president & chief executive officer, Hilton. “As we look toward the future, we will continue to prioritize sustainable and inclusive growth, enabling us to further strengthen the collective impact we have on the people and communities we serve.” In 2019, Hilton achieved 6.6 percent net unit growth by adding nearly 470 hotels and reaching 6,110 properties globally with more than 971,000 rooms in 119 countries and territories. The company also grew its development pipeline to more than 387,000 rooms across 15 of its brands, supported by......

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January 22, 2020


Timbu launches new fund to invest in travel startups

Timbu, a Mauritian based online travel agency has launched an investment arm to fund and invest in Kenyan travel and hospitality startups.

Timbu will invest $25,000 in 20 Kenyan travel startups and the funding will be exclusive to innovative startups solving real issues in the hospitality niche. Most of the focus will be on startups around the curated travel (one of the fastest-growing segments of the travel industry). Timbu, however, says there"...

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January 22, 2020


Plaza Premium Lounge Dubai creates a lasting impression for travellers departing Dubai International

Highlights of Plaza Premium Lounge Dubai:

  • 1,260-square-metre Plaza Premium Lounge Dubai with a maximum capacity of 300 guests, the largest independent pay-per-use airport lounge at Terminal 3 in the busiest transit hub in the Middle East
  • Special features: Four Family Suites, dedicated Playroom, “first-class” enclosed private napping space, cigar lounge, male and female prayer rooms
  • Glocal cuisine freshly prepared at live kitchen includes Arabic, Asian and International flavours"...

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