February 3, 2016


Travelstart Raises $US40 Million to Extend Market Leadership and Capture Africa’s Fast Growing Multibillion Dollar Online Travel Market

Travelstart, the South African-based Online Travel Agency (OTA) with offices throughout Africa and subsidiaries in the Middle East and Turkey, today announced a US$40 million funding from Amadeus Capital Partners, the global technology investor. With the new funding comes a strategic partnership with Africa's largest mobile telecommunications provider MTN [JSE:"......

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February 1, 2016


Related Companies and Hilton Hotels & Resorts Introduce Hilton West Palm Beach

The highly anticipated Hilton West Palm Beach opened its doors today to welcome local patrons and visitors alike. Related Companies, Palm Beach County, the City of West Palm Beach and Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) collaborated to conceptualize and deliver an innovative, contemporary and forward-thinking hotel experience.

With its high-profile position within the gateway to both Palm Beach and downtown West Palm Beach, the"......

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January 29, 2016


Hilton Worldwide and Atlantica Hotels Sign Deal to Develop Hilton Garden Inn Brand in Brazil

Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) and Atlantica Hotels announced today the signing of an exclusive management license agreement for Atlantica to develop and manage Hilton Garden Inn hotels in Brazil. The announcement underscores the continued momentum of the award-winning upper midscale Hilton Garden Inn brand into new markets and tourism destinations throughout the region, including recently opened hotels in Montevideo, Uruguay and Cusco, Peru.


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January 26, 2016


Hilton Worldwide Changes the Game with a Revolutionary New Midscale Brand

Hilton Worldwide (NYSE:HLT) today unveiled Tru by Hilton, a brand that is simplified, spirited and grounded in value, filling a massive void in the midscale category in the U.S. and Canada. Built from a belief that being cost conscious and"......

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January 26, 2016


Algeria, Tunisia ink three twinning agreements in tourism training

Algeria and Tunisia signed Monday in Algiers three twinning agreements between training institutions in the field of tourism, to exchange their experiences and strengthen the bilateral cooperation in this field.

The signing ceremony was chaired by Minister of National Planning, Tourism and Craft Industry Amar Ghoul and the ambassador of Tunisia to Algiers Abdelmadjid"...

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January 24, 2016


Jumeirah Group Appointed By Select Group for Marina Gate

Jumeirah Group, the global hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding, has signed an agreement with Select Group to manage 508 properties within Marina Gate, their flagship residential development at the gateway to Dubai Marina.

Jumeirah Group will bring its luxury hospitality experience to the third and final tower within the Marina Gate development under its Jumeirah Living brand. The design-led luxurious living destination will include 104 serviced apartments, 389 branded residences and 15 villas and will offer an exclusive range of facilities"......

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January 19, 2016


Algeria at 36th International Tourism Trade Fair in Madrid

Algeria, represented by the National Office of Tourism (ONT), will take part in the 36th International Tourism Trade Fair, which will be held from 20 to 24 January 2016 in Madrid (Spain).

This participation falls as part the "materialization of the action plan of the Ministry of Country Development, Tourism and Craft Industry for the promotion of the Destination Algeria,"...

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January 19, 2016


Ground-Breaking Ceremony Held for First Six Flags-Branded Theme Park in China

Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (NYSE: SIX), the world’s largest regional theme park company, today announced that Riverside Investment Group Co. Ltd., an award-winning tourism and real estate developer, broke ground on a 30 billion yuan (USD $4.6 billion) development project that includes China’s first-ever Six Flags-branded theme park. The mixed-use development area is located in Haiyan, south of Shanghai, and the Six Flags theme park is expected to open in 2019.


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January 17, 2016


Endless fun for children aged 5-12 at Maktaba’s Winter Camp this month

Children aged 5-12 can look forward to endless reading-inspired fun at Maktaba’s 2015 Winter Camp, held in collaboration with edutainment organisers, The Garage Kids, from 20 – 31 December, 9:30am – 1:30pm. The bookstore and café, which is the latest imprint of publishing company, Kalimat Group, are providing a number of activities for little ones in a bid to help them develop their social skills, shape their minds through reading, and stimulate them via various physical activities.


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