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Carla back at the controls at Air Mauritius

Carla da Silva recently returned to Air Mauritius in her previous role as Regional Manager, Southern Africa and Latin America. decided to find out more...

17 Feb 2015 10:33

Grand Parade ups its stake in Mac Brothers

Grand Parade, the company responsible for bringing Burger King to SA‚ said it bought a further 32.9% stake in Mac Brothers for R42,79 million‚ to achieve cost efficiencies and gain greater access to the African markets.

20 May 2014 10:51

Ocean Basket eyes growth in foreign markets

Ocean Basket, the seafood restaurant famous for serving meals in frying pans, has aggressive plans to expand globally over the next three years.

By Zeenat Moorad 29 Jan 2014 09:31

El Gibor gets environmental certification license

The Heritage Environmental Management Company (Heritage) recently announced the awarding of its first certification license to a Mauritius-based management consultancy, as part of its tourism certification strategy across the African continent.

8 Nov 2013 14:45

Famous Brands half-year earnings up 20% to 180c

Fast food group Famous Brands reported a 20% increase in headline earnings per share to 180c for the six months to August.

29 Oct 2013 10:34

Quick meals for Africa

In SA, Famous Brands produces 265,000 cups of specially blended coffee a day. With 2,175 restaurants, the company, whose brands include Wimpy, Steers and Mugg & Bean, also makes 77m ice-cream cones a year. It's the big daddy of SA franchising, with a R9,7bn market capitalisation, and it wants to repeat its local success in the rest of Africa.

By Zeenat Moorad 16 Sep 2013 09:21

30 new flights a week from Mango

Low-cost airline Mango's capacity will increase as it adds 30 weekly flights to its schedule after taking delivery of two new Boeing 737-800 aircraft in August.

9 Jul 2013 12:57

Franchise sales up 16.8% for Famous Brands

Famous Brands has reported that its franchise sales increased 16.8% in the March to May quarter with a 16% improvement in South Africa and a 27.2% improvement in the rest of Africa region.

19 Jun 2013 11:34

Tourism growth outlook looks strong

Auditing firm PwC on Thursday (13 June) projected total room revenue in SA would grow at a compound annual rate of 9.2% between now and 2017 after overall spending on rooms in all categories rose by 13.4% in 2012 to R15.2bn‚ reflecting an increase in stay-unit nights and a 5.3% rise in the average room rate.

By Helmo Preuss 14 Jun 2013 07:54

Hotels moving in on Africa's potential

With limited opportunities for expansion in SA, a slew of hospitality companies are eyeing the rest of the continent, for future growth as there is an under-supply of quality hotels and upbeat economic prospects.

By Zeenat Moorad 10 Jun 2013 11:39

Africa must implement open skies policy

Improving safety‚ cutting fuel taxes and liberalising regulation to allow for greater connectivity between African countries are some of the key issues that must be tackled to boost aviation on the continent‚ International Air Transport Association's chief executive Tony Tyler said on Tuesday, (4 June)

By Nicky Smith 5 Jun 2013 10:54

Cape Town's airport still best in Africa

The Cape Town International Airport has been rated the best in Africa for the third year in a row, Western Cape tourism MEC Alan Winde said on Tuesday (12 March).

13 Mar 2013 08:47

Spurred by 35.3% earnings growth

Franchise restaurant group Spur Corporation last week reported diluted headline earnings per share of 89.91c for the six months ended December‚ up 35.3% from the previous period.

11 Mar 2013 06:59

More people flying in Africa

Intra-Africa passenger numbers increased by 9.4% year-on-year (y/y) in January the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said on Wednesday (6 March).

By Helmo Preuss 7 Mar 2013 10:12

Standards warning as African aviation boom looms

The aviation industry in Africa is on the cusp of an unprecedented and extended boom, which augurs well for growth on the continent, but must also prompt a serious review of standards that can impact on safety and security, an industry expert warns.

17 Jan 2013 09:55

Carlson, Rezidor establish Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group; starts 2012 in Africa on high note

MINNEAPOLIS, US / BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: Carlson, a global hospitality and travel company, and The Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the fastest growing hotel companies in the world, recently announced that they have established The Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group. The group is also starting 2012 in Africa, on a high note...

1 Feb 2012 07:44

Hôtel & Lodge: Long Beach is "Best Resort" in the world

Hôtel & Lodge magazine, a much respected French magazine that aims to offer a unique view on hotels, private retreats and lodges across the world, recently awarded its "Best Resort" commendation to Long Beach.

1 Feb 2012 08:11

Australia to host global piracy talks

PERTH, AUSTRALIA: Australia is to host international talks next year to tackle piracy, hoping to stop a crime that has seen hundreds of people taken hostage in this year, Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd said on Friday, 4 November 2011.

1 Nov 2011 06:26

Long Beach, Mauritius - something for everyone

Biz.Travel spoke to Nicolas de Chalain, the general manager of the new Long Beach Resort in Mauritius recently, about the Sun Resort group's new 'jewel in the crown'.

By Rod Baker 14 Mar 2011 13:59

Long Beach Hotel, Mauritius: a new experience in Mauritian holiday-making

Opening in April 2011, the brand new Long Beach Hotel on Mauritius' east coast, on the Belle Mare Peninsula, is situated right where a powerful urban feel meets the ultimate in ocean, beach and indulgence.

24 Nov 2010 16:23

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