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Sustainable Tourism in Africa takes centre stage at AHIF 2019 with world-first Mantis Eco-Lodge Innovation Hub

Accor, a world-leading augmented hospitality group, reaffirms its commitment to sustainable tourism development on the African continent at this week’s Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF 2019), as it unveils the world’s first Eco-Lodge Innovation Hub by Mantis, the brand in which it has a 50% stake.

Accor Signs Three-Property Deal At Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) 2019 To Introduce Novotel Brand In The Democratic Republic Of Congo

Accor, a world-leading augmented hospitality group, announces the debut of its successful midscale brand Novotel in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). This follows the signing of three properties during the Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) taking place in Ethiopia this week (23-25 September).

Why Hotel Developers Are Turning To Event Professionals To Design Their Spaces From The Ground Up

By Lauren Grech

Hotel developers have recognized the need to create experiences within their hotel, resort or venue, meaning they are now redesigning the existing spaces within their restaurant, beachside, poolside or ballroom areas - specifically to cater towards events.

Airbnb, Room Key and WhyHotel to Join EyeforTravel North America – Travel’s Most Senior Event of 2019!

The speaker line-up for EyeforTravel North America (October 28-29, Chicago) is C-level dominated, with an immense group of decision makers from revenue, distribution and marketing backgrounds. WhyHotel will be sending their CMO, Miguel Oliveira, Room Key will send CEO, Steve Sickel and Airbnb's Head of Strategy and Operations, Saket Jain will take the stage.

A Look Ahead – The Lodging Conference 2019

By Andrew Hazelton and Matt Peterson

Later this month the 25th Annual Lodging Conference will be held in Scottsdale, Arizona, an event that historically caps off the "conference year" for many in the hotel business. It is a time to reconnect with industry friends and colleagues, but it also gives us a few days to pause and reflect on the past year and speculate on the year to come.