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Toukozou-Hozalem is Located in Grand Lahou on the Westside around 80 kilometers from Abidjan in Cote d’Ivoire West Africa. H

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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.

Smiling is Contagious

A smile is a facial expression formed primarily by flexing the muscles at the sides of the mouth. Some smiles include a contraction of the muscles at the corner of the eyes, an action known as a “Duchenne smile”. Smiles performed without the eye contraction can be perceived as fake.A smile seems to have a favorable influence upon others and makes one likable and more approachable. This is the reason behind each smile you get from a receptionist at the hotel, or from a flight attendant.

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