It’s been a week of GOOD news, but our most significant experiences in the last few days have stemmed out of Nigeria.
Having spent a few days on a fact finding mission whilst we tie up our joint venture agreement, the prospects for BON hotels in one of the largest countries in Africa are most exciting. Although many opportunities have already been snapped up by the major hotel management companies in Lagos, our focus will be on properties in the capital, Abuja and Kano.
Nigeria is ready for tourism, the infrastructure is there but properties and venues are crying out for hospitality management skills with an African approach. With a population of 147 million people, who have a natural disposition for commerce, Nigeria is fast becoming a commercial hub. After spending some time there, I have no doubt that in 30 years, Africa will be an economic giant and Nigeria is already spearheading the growth.