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The official podcast of AHIF, which is attended by the highest calibre international hotel investors of any conference in Africa. It is the only annual hotel investment conference that connects business leaders from the international and local markets, driving investment into tourism projects, infrastructure and hotel development across Africa.

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The official podcast of AHIF, which is attended by the highest calibre international hotel investors of any conference in Africa. It is the only annual hotel investment conference that connects business leaders from the international and local markets, driving investment into tourism projects, infrastructure and hotel development across Africa.

    Ep 61: Fabio Nava Vice President of Capital Markets at JLL's Hotels & Hospitality Group Sub-Saharan Africa

    Ep 61: Fabio Nava Vice President of Capital Markets at JLL's Hotels & Hospitality Group Sub-Saharan Africa

    In this podcast we spoke to Fabio Nava VP of Capital Markets at JLL’s Hotels and Hospitality Group to understand the findings from the Annual Spotlight on Africa report they’ve recently published.  We explored how the pandemic has impacted the market and discussed the future opportunities for investment. 

    • 12 min
    Ep 60: Imad Barrakad Chairman and CEO, Moroccan Agency for Tourism Development (SMIT)

    Ep 60: Imad Barrakad Chairman and CEO, Moroccan Agency for Tourism Development (SMIT)

    We spoke with Imad Barrakad, CEO of the Moroccan Agency for Tourism Development (SMIT) about their thoughts on hosting the AHIF Marketspace digital event – with its focus on Morocco on 25 March 2021.  We asked Imad what the role of SMIT is, what the investment climate is currently and how now, in the backdrop of covid, what the investment opportunities are in Morocco.  You can register to attend the Marketspace for free at www.ahif.com

    • 12 min
    Ep 59: HE Nadia Fettah Alaoui Minister of Tourism, Handicraft, Air Transport and Social Economy of the Kingdom of Morocco

    Ep 59: HE Nadia Fettah Alaoui Minister of Tourism, Handicraft, Air Transport and Social Economy of the Kingdom of Morocco

    On the eve of our first digital “in focus” event for the Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) community, the Morocco Marketspace taking place on 25th March, I took the chance to speak to the Her Honourable Excellency Nadia Fettah Alaoui the Minister of Tourism, Handicraft, Air Transport and Social Economy about the tourism plans for the Kingdom.  We discussed where the travel situation is now, the support the Government have given the industry and the future incentives for investment and where, in her opinion, the potential opportunities are. 

    • 11 min
    Ep 58: Yemisi Mokuolu CEO of Hatch Ideas and Founder of the Asa Baako Music Festival

    Ep 58: Yemisi Mokuolu CEO of Hatch Ideas and Founder of the Asa Baako Music Festival

    In this podcast focused on #myAfrica we spoke to Yemisi Mokuolu CEO of Hatch Ideas and founder of the Asa Baako music festival in Ghana.  We explored what Africa meant to her through her work and the founding of this growing music festival. We discussed how this particular venture has developed into an event that is regenerating the local community through travel and tourism and how, now, the need has developed into the potential of investing in hotels for the area.   

    • 12 min
    Ep 57: Hala Matar Choufany, President-Middle East, Africa and South Asia, HVS

    Ep 57: Hala Matar Choufany, President-Middle East, Africa and South Asia, HVS

    In this podcast, we discussed with Hala Matar Choufany the President ME/Africa and South Asia for HVS the results of their recent survey on the Africa Traveller & Hotel Guest Sentiments. We discussed the main findings of the survey and how this will impact travel activity going forward for Africa.

    • 11 min
    Ep 56: Mary Gostelow, Owner and Editor of the Gostelow Report

    Ep 56: Mary Gostelow, Owner and Editor of the Gostelow Report

    In this AHIF podcast, we thought we’d turn the tables and ask the questions to Mary Gostelow, Owner and Editor of the Gostelow report, columnist and Editor of www.girlahead.com.  A fascinating discussion on her life and times and how she ended up the sage of the industry, how she approaches her work, and is able to extract such amazing insights. 

    • 21 min

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