Summer destination. CROATIA-Full of sun

If you’ve heard of Croatia, it’s most likely because of football (3rd in the world on football WC 2008.). I’ve been to different continents and a big percentage of Croatia’s fame is sports. But recently more and more people know about Croatia’s coastline. It is a relatively young country (Croatian independence was internationally recognized in January 1992) but it still managed to become the part of European Union.

 

 
Beautiful nature and clean environment make distinctive three parts in Croatian geography. The one where everybody would like to spend summer holiday is the coast of the Adriatic sea. It is a rugged coastline with 1.245 big and small islands, peninsulas and coves.

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The New York Times Announces Dates For 2018 Travel Show; Tickets Available In Fall 2017

The Show, the largest travel trade and consumer convention in North America, marks its 15th year in 2018
The 2018 New York Times Travel Show will take place Jan. 26-28, 2018, at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City.
Next year’s Travel Show will open with a Trade Day, open exclusively to travel industry professionals and writers, on Friday, Jan. 26. Saturday, Jan. 27, and Sunday, Jan. 28. will be open to the general public, as well as travel professionals and media.

Hotel development in Africa keeps on growing – despite challenges

Hotel development activity in Africa is still rising in the face of the continent’s economic problems, showing a 13 percent increase in 2017, according to the annual survey by W Hospitality Group, generally acknowledged as the most authoritative source on the sector’s growth.

The ninth edition of its Hotel Chain Development Pipelines in Africa has 36 international and regional contributors reporting almost 73,000 rooms in 417 hotels. The figures have grown each year, more than doubling since 2009.

This year, bragging rights are shared; Marriott International, boosted by its merger with Starwood, comes top of the table in terms of the number of rooms planned. But AccorHotels continues to lead – just – by the number of hotels in its pipeline. By country, Egypt is in first place with the highest number of hotel rooms in the on-site construction phase.

Small businesses and start-ups are the engines that will power Nigeria’s growth into the future

Nigerian Federal Government should be commended for putting the spotlight on local manufacturers through initiatives such as the Made-in-Nigeria Dress Days and an Executive Order compelling state agencies to direct at 40% of procurement to Made-in-Nigeria goods and services.
That’s according to Magnus Nmonwu , Regional Director for Sage in West Africa (www.Sage.com), who says a strong government push to encourage Nigerians to support locally made goods and services will help encourage entrepreneurship.

Hotel Asset Management

Several years ago, when hotel asset management was still in its early stages in Europe, I had the fortune to be tasked with looking after a UK portfolio of internationally branded hotels.
Now, in Africa, hotel asset management is attracting increasing interest from developers and owners and is set to grow in importance as the number of hotels continues to grow rapidly across the continent.

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