Africa Outlook: Better and better and better

By Trevor Ward - Director, Head of Consultancy Services at Hotel Partners Africa

22 February 2013

Trevor Ward, Managing Director of Lagos-based W Hospitality Group, has been one of the Hotel Yearbook’s perennial contributors – truly “our man in Africa”. Here once again, he casts his eye for us on the continent’s prospects in 2013.

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Trevor Ward

Trevor Ward is a specialist consultant in the hospitality, leisure and real estate industries. He is the Principal of the Lagos-based W Hospitality Group, and Chairman of Hotel Partners Africa. His experience includes advising clients on hotel and tourism development in over 80 countries across the globe. With a special focus on sub-Saharan Africa, he works with many of the international hotel groups seeking a presence there. He is regarded as the foremost expert on the hotel industry in sub-Saharan Africa, and is engaged primarily in development consultancy, ranging from investment appraisals to operator selection, asset management, valuations, financing, development management, procurement and agency.