Hotels hit hard by COVID-19 lockdown

The tourism industry has come to a complete standstill with big and small hotel operators seeing huge financial losses as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, since many countries around the world remain under lockdown. Locally major players like Sun International, Hilton Hotels and have shut down a number of[…]

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Burkina Faso hotel siege declared over

The siege of a popular hotel in Burkina Faso’s capital, Ouagadougou, is over after security forces stormed the hotel which was under siege since Friday evening, the country’s interior minister has said. At Least 126 people have been freed and three “jihadists” killed in the operation backed by the French[…]

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Gunmen open fire on tourist bus in Cairo

Tourists were attacked by gunmen on a motorcycle as they boarded a bus outside their hotel in the Egyptian capital of Cairo. Thursday’s attack took place outside the Three Pyramids Hotel which is situated on a road leading to the pyramids, according to security sources who added that there were[…]

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Blaze hits Dubai skyscraper

Fire engulfed a 63-storey skyscraper in Dubai on Thursday night, but with the block evacuated and only minor injuries reported authorities went ahead with a New Year’s fireworks display at the world’s tallest building a few hundred meters away. Tongues of flame shot skywards from one side of the luxury[…]

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Mali deepens probe into attack on luxury hotel

Mali said on Sunday that investigators were following “several leads” after 19 people were killed in an attack on a luxury hotel claimed by three militant groups. Militants’ most deadly strike on the West African country in years ended on Friday when Malian commandos stormed the Radisson Blue hotel in[…]

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Gunmen storm Mali hotel, take 170 hostage

Special forces have stormed a five-star hotel in the Malian capital Bamako after gunmen stormed it and took at least 170 people hostage. Mali’s state broadcaster reported that 80 of the hostages have been released with commandos going floor to floor inside the Radisson Blu Hotel. Later, the company who[…]

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Two injured in Makkah hotel fire

Two pilgrims were injured after a fire broke out on the eighth floor of an 11-story hotel building in the Al-Aziziyah neighborhood of Makkah in the early hours of Thursday. However, the Civil Defense acted swiftly and evacuated 1,028 Hajis, believed to be Asians, while putting out the blaze. Col.[…]

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Court to rule on media coverage for hotel murder

Two media houses are set to apply to the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court on Friday for permission to take photos and videos of a Guatemalan man accused of killing American marketing executive Gabriela Kabrins Alban. The courtroom was packed with journalists as Magistrate Grant Engel asked Diego Novella’s lawyer whether[…]

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Dozens killed in Tunisia hotel attack

At least 27 people have been killed after a hotel in the Tunisian coastal city of Sousse came under attack by unidentified gunmen. An interior ministry official said that tourists were among those who had been killed in Friday’s attack. One attacker had been killed by police and a search[…]

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