Jumia Travel Celebrates the Kenya Travel Awards 2018

Winners feted at a glamorous ceremony, according their commitment to the travel and hospitality industry Host: Josephine Wawira Nairobi, 2nd January- 2018 - Jumia Travel, Africa’s leading online travel agency, on 1st Jan celebrated the 2nd edition of the Kenya Travel Awards, that were marked by pomp and color at Fairmont the Norfolk Nairobi. The... Continue Reading →

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62 million: No. of international arrivals in Africa in 2017

By Josephine Wawira   Africa reached a record 62 million international arrivals in 2017, translating to a growth of 8%. Arrivals in Sub-Saharan Africa increased by 5% while North Africa enjoyed a strong recovery with a 13% growth in arrivals. The continental growth supersedes that of the international number, which stood at 7% in 2017... Continue Reading →

Strengthening cultural tourism for the SDGS

By Josephine Wawira The rapid growth of cultural tourism is undeniably evident, and this, according to the UNWTO Secretary-General Taleb Rifai, “comes with increased responsibility to protect our cultural and natural assets, the very foundation of our societies and our civilizations”. Major stakeholders at the just concluded 2nd UNWTO/UNESCO World Conference on Tourism and Culture... Continue Reading →

Tourism’s prominence grows, as African governments position the sector in their agenda

By Josephine Wawira The tourism sector in Africa, which according to UNWTO saw an 8% increase in international arrivals in 2016, is progressively becoming prominent largely due to the increased commitment from governments. Possessing massive potential to foster positive change and transformation, it is timely that most heads of states and governments are seeing the... Continue Reading →

Africa’s Top 12 Food Picks for 2017

By Josephine Wawira   The food buzz in relation to tourism is at its peak, especially as the end year festivities close in. Families and friends will gather to celebrate the various holidays such as Christmas, and as tradition dictates, authentic and customary foods will be the top picks for many. Africa in particular will... Continue Reading →

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