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In the past few years, the world has rediscovered Africa as touristic destination, in the search for unique and thrilling experiences like knowing the local culture, learning about the continent’s history or looking at the wildlife and the breath-taking landscapes. Moreover, with 6 African countries within the 10 fastest growing countries in 2018, it is time for the continent to bloom.
But not only international tourists are interested in visiting the continent, within the Sub Saharan region, domestic travel spending is expected to rise yearly by 4.2% to reach USD78.8bn in 2028.
In order to accommodate the huge number of expected visitors , 41 hospitality chains such have already signed contracts to build new hotels all over the continent.
Opposite to the stagnation of the past years, Kenya’s hospitality sector is on an upward trajectory, achieving an increase of 8,1% in international visitors in 2018, and there is a prospected increase by 2,5% a year the number of rooms for the next 5 years.
Mombasa, due to its legacy as one of the biggest port in Africa, is a cultural melting pot and an ideal place for business. Moreover the city offers incredible beaches which makes the delight of resorts investors and tourists. As a matter of fact, the city just expanded the direct air routes to Doha, Brussels and Amsterdam in order to draw closer to the tourism market.
Mombasa has a great potential to grow new hospitality business and bring more resorts and hotels to its shore. However, it also presents big challenges when it comes to refurbish and renew their installations.
Noppen’s 6th Annual Africa Hotel Expansion Summit will feature the most prominent industry leaders providing informative & inspiring discussions pertaining to the continent’s current challenges and its ambitious future in the hospitality industry.
Global and local leading operators, developers, investors, construction companies, architects, financial institutes, associations, consultants & solution providers will be invited to discuss projects, future investment possibilities, international stakeholder involvements, design trends and technology updates.