Nairobi sees 22% boost in domestic air travel capacity

By Josephine Wawira Nairobi is the only city in Africa whose airports are recording higher growth for domestic capacity than that of international capacity, with a 22% boost. This is according to a new report by ForwardKeys, which compares Nairobi’s trend to most of the other top 10 African Airports ranked by total scheduled capacity…Read more Nairobi sees 22% boost in domestic air travel capacity

My Encounter with Gambit, the Legendary Dolphin

By Josephine Wawira A blustery morning as showers of rain fall on Durban’s Golden Mile. Surfers brace the waves oblivious of the stunned onlookers. Past the bustling vessels on Durban Port, some docking and others setting sail; I reach the mighty uShaka Marine Park from Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani Hotel. Families walk in with…Read more My Encounter with Gambit, the Legendary Dolphin

Five ways to keep your carbon footprint low while travelling

By Lillian Gaitho   Apart from the positive impact as a leading economic frontier and the fastest growing sector, tourism also accounts for 5-12% of global greenhouse emissions through related activities such as travel, adventure and comfort amenities. Although most stakeholders are aware of this fact, most are quite uncertain of curbing measures that they…Read more Five ways to keep your carbon footprint low while travelling

Steady growth of internet penetration in Africa, a boost for e-tourism  

By Josephine Wawira Currently, there are approximately 345 million internet users in Africa, representing 9.3% of the total population and a penetration rate of 27.7%. These analytics presented in a hospitality report by Africa’s leading online travel agency, Jumia Travel, reflects the opportunity that lies for tourism and hospitality industry players in exploiting the internet…Read more Steady growth of internet penetration in Africa, a boost for e-tourism  

Air transport, Africa’s most viable means of transport

By Josephine Wawira Africa accounts for only 3% of the world’s air traffic. ‘IATA’ predicts a stronger growth of 4.8% in passenger numbers in the next 5 years starting 2017, thanks to the increase of international flights into the continent. This is according to a recently published Hospitality Report for Africa by Jumia Travel, which…Read more Air transport, Africa’s most viable means of transport

The Modjadji Royal Kraal: A Tale of African Cultural Heritage

By Josephine Wawira   A visit to one of South Africa’s most well maintained cultural sites, the Modjadji Royal Kraal, brings to life a tale of the only matrilineal dynasty in the country. Surrounded by the exquisitely green Wolkberg Mountains North of Tzaneen, in Limpopo Province, sits the majestic village that is home to the…Read more The Modjadji Royal Kraal: A Tale of African Cultural Heritage