Welcome to the 8th edition of our annual survey of the hotel chains’ development activity in Africa. We first produced the survey in 2009, with contributions from 19 international and regional hotel chains, who reported between them a pipeline of 144 hotels and almost 30,000 rooms.
A growing economy sits uneasily next to poverty and division, writes William Wallis.
Nigeria has often come with superlatives attached. At independence in 1960, it was said to be the African superpower in waiting. After civil war and years of military misrule had turned that hope on its head, Russian diplomats posted to Lagos were still describing Nigeria as “Africa plus something”.
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Unlike the majority of Nigerian cities, Calabar is one that has the unique potential to become a major tourist destination, if developed, branded and marketed accordingly.