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JLL forecasts improved hotel sector performance and investment climate in Sub-Saharan Africa in 2018

JOHANNESBURG – Hotel performance in Sub-Saharan Africa is expected to improve in 2018 following subdued performance in 2017, with the budget and midmarket segments showing the strongest demand fundamentals. This, according to Xander Nijnens, Head of Hotels and Hospitality Group for Sub-Saharan Africa at JLL. “Global investor interest is likely …

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Exploring Flagstaff’s Unexpected Charms

An unbelievable, Ponderosa pine-carpeted landscape greeted us as our plane descended into Flagstaff’s tiny airport. As we made our way to the pickup van at the airport, the air that welcomed us was cold and crisp, smelling like Christmas and imminent snow. Later, while driving around the charismatic downtown, we …

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Middle East & North Africa tourism consolidates recovery

International tourism in the Middle East and North Africa showed clear signs of recovery in 2017 with growths of 5% and 13%, respectively. Against this backdrop, tourism ministers, Spanish authorities and private sector gathered to discuss future tourism prospects at the Ministerial Round Table on Tourism Development in the MENA …

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A Winter Weekend Getaway in Asheville, North Carolina

Week-long vacation trips can be difficult to pull off in the winter, which is exactly why weekend getaways are needed. Asheville, North Carolina is packed with beauty, beer and blissful adventures. Plus, it’s an easy drive from most southern destinations and filled with gorgeous mountain scenery. Remember, you don’t always …

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South Pool Saloon returns to Brixton, London

This winter come and break free from Bad Santa’s shackles and join a band of rebels in the frozen south for festive frolics, as the South Pole Saloon returns. Escape the dark winter nights and the urban streets of Brixton by climbing the stairs to South London’s most popular rooftop. …

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Black Diamond appointed to head UK PR for Tahiti

London-based communications agency, Black Diamond, has been appointed by Tahiti Tourisme to act as its agency of record in the UK, as of January, following a competitive pitch process. Black Diamond will position Tahiti as an experiential destination, highlighting the variety of activities available across the 118 islands. “The UK …

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Mount Agung ash cloud forces closure of Bali airport

The Indonesian government has closed Ngurah Rai International Airport in Bali as Mount Agung continues to pump potentially dangerous ash into the atmosphere. At the same time authorities have raised the state of alert to its highest level, and expanded the exclusion zone around the rumbling volcano. The decision to …

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