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Two cities emerge as notable African hotel markets - Hotel Business Weekly
The hospitality “scramble for Africa” ramped up significantly in 2013 when Marriott International announced that it would acquire African chain Protea hotels for a reported $186 million and sealed the deal early the following year. The acquisition spoke volumes about the value of African hotels, and of the interest global companies had in building their footprints across the continent. And while countries like South Africa, Nigeria, Mauritius, Kenya and Tanzania remain on the frontline of the hotel industry race, said Mike Tavares, CEO of United Consulting, an independent African management consulting company that specializes in tourism and hospitality, countries like Ghana and Ethiopia are …