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

Mobile-first Experience in the Hospitality Industry

By Josephine Wawira A report by IDC (International Data Center) indicates that Africa has steadily recorded an increased shipment of smartphones in every quarter, and the market is expected to double in volume, accounting for a third of all handset shipments by end of 2017. This will further bolster the number of customers preferring to…Read more Mobile-first Experience in the Hospitality Industry

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  

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…Read more Tourism and hospitality Industry patterns in Africa

Jumia Group Joins USIU in Supporting Famine Relief Campaign Drive

By Lillian Gaitho   NAIROBI, Wednesday, April 21, 2017 – Campaign raises 1.5 million for hunger stricken families across the country. In response to the ongoing hunger crisis in the country, Jumia Group joins forces with The United States International University - Africa in a highly impacting three-week campaign dubbed “Rise up and tackle the…Read more Jumia Group Joins USIU in Supporting Famine Relief Campaign Drive

Examining the State of Hotel Development in Africa

By Josephine Wawira A total of 365 hotel chain development pipelines were reported in Africa in 2016, with 64,231 rooms. This is according to a report by the W-Hospitality Group; that provides advisory services in the hotel, tourism, leisure, and real estate industries to investors. This is a record 29.2% increase, from the 2015 numbers…Read more Examining the State of Hotel Development in Africa

Tourism Body To Hold the First Global Summit on Smart Destinations

By Lillian Gaitho   The three day conference seeks to advance and shape tourism model based on innovation, technology, sustainability and accessibility. A few weeks after the presentation and launch of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) will be holding the very first convention on “Smart…Read more Tourism Body To Hold the First Global Summit on Smart Destinations