12 Things You Didn’t Know About The Hotel Industry In Africa

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Written by Peter Pedroncelli

The hotel industry in Africa is growing with opportunities and excitement, as investors make plans to enter the market while other more established players look to expand their footprint on the continent.

The likes of Carlson Rezidor and Marriott International have announced exciting expansion plans on the continent which include 37 new hotel properties in the pipeline.

Africa is experiencing a 30% increase in hotel development year on year during 2016, and this will be helped by Nigeria, Angola and Egypt adding many new hotel options, alongside many other African countries.

The stats and facts speak for themselves, and Africa is a positive prospect for growth as far as the hospitality industry is concerned, despite the difficult global economy at the moment.

Here are 12 things that perhaps you did not know about the hotel industry in Africa.

Sources: EProp, WorldBankReport, MGAfrica, Traveller24.