Africa’s vast skies are being mastered by the “Big 6”: Ethiopian Airlines, South African Airways, Arik Air, EgyptAir, Kenya Airways and Royal Air Maroc.
Marriott International, in partnership with Sunshine Business, has just announced the opening of Africa’s first Marriott Executive Apartments in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
At first glance, Ethiopia would seem like a tough place for business owners to make it big. The strength of the state stands in contrast to the fledgling private sector, where foreign competition is barred in key industries and big sectors are entrusted to state-owned companies.
Wyndham Hotel Group, the owner of the Days Inn and Ramada chains, will open its first hotel in Ethiopia in the first half of next year as it expands the business across the continent.