Delving deeper into the winning hotels at the Kenya Travel Awards 2018

The Kenya Travel Awards that went down on 1st February 2018 saw the recognition and feting of top performing hotels, airlines and travel websites by Africa’s leading online travel agent, Jumia Travel. What is it that made each of these hotels stand out for the voters? Voyager Beach Resort - Best Leisure Hotel in Kenya... Continue Reading →

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E-Commerce penetration in Kenya ramping up travel

By Josephine Wawira Online buying and selling of goods and services, online transactions, high mobile penetration, fast connectivity, a digital savvy population and an increased consumer spending power are among factors increasingly fueling the penetration and growth of e-commerce in Kenya. One of the sectors consequently effected by this disruption is the travel industry, in... Continue Reading →

Travel and Hospitality Trends to Dominate 2018

By Josephine Wawira 2017, Skift termed, “the year travel found its larger purpose in the world”. Though the year was marred by extreme economic and security uncertainties and instabilities across the board, from political upheavals, to the controversial Trump Travel Ban, the advancement of the industry is not a subject to be overlooked. Use of... Continue Reading →

Jumia Travel Opens Physical Agencies in Nairobi

By Lillian Gaitho Offline sales are still important. 45% of tour and attraction transactions are happening directly offline. This makes in-person exchanges a top channel for activity sales - Phocuswright, 2017 Growth of local travel market a key contributing factor - Kenya Tourism Board, 2016 report Need to create a seamless process for the customer... Continue Reading →

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