Unlocking Africa’s Potential Through Tourism: The Role of Online Travel

By Josephine Wawira   The services sector, in particular tourism, is one of the major contributors to Africa’s economy through such functions as providing foreign exchange and employment. It is therefore crucial that governments and the private sector are increasingly working together to grow the sector, that accounts for approximately 7.8% of the African GDP.... Continue Reading →

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Tourism and hospitality Industry patterns in Africa

By Josephine Wawira Jumia Travel & Accor Hotels give insights into Africa’s Hospitality Industry, 2017 Tourism in Africa is essential for both international and intra-border trade; apart from serving as a major employer by contributing 1 /10 jobs (UNWTO) the sector also serves a unique role in cultural integration and inter-mediation, therefore cementing the basis... Continue Reading →

Barriers to facilitating travel in Africa

By Josephine Wawira Africa’s travel and tourism sector continues to make major strides, accounting for 7.8% of African GDP (US $ 165 billion) in 2016. However, there remains challenges that hinder simplification of travel especially for Africans travelling within Africa. Speaking during the just concluded INDABA 2017, Africa’s top travel show held in Durban -... Continue Reading →

Explore Africa’s havens for bikers

By Josephine Wawira   Image by Daxiao Productions From mountain-biking to road cycling, BMX racing, or just leisure biking, Africa is an awe-inspiring destination for bikers across the world. With a topography that encompasses spiraling mountains, prairies, and thick forested cycling tracks that have formed over years of being trodden on by bicycle wheels. Wondering... Continue Reading →

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