Hospitality and tourism’s relevance to African markets

By Josephine Wawira The hospitality and tourism is an important sector for many developing countries, since it is one of the main foreign exchange earners and key exports component. In 2016, foreign visitors to Africa reached 58 million with a spending of USD 40.7 billion approximately 36.3%, and projected to reach 42.9bn by end of…Read more Hospitality and tourism’s relevance to African markets

Tourism & Hospitality Playing a Key Role in the Growth of African Economies

By Josephine Wawira Ethiopia, Tanzania, and Djibouti are the African countries among the 10 fastest growing economies globally in 2017. This is according to a data-shot by Infinite Potentials Consulting (IPC), a professional services consulting firm which further states that the 3 states are expected to experience the highest Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth in…Read more Tourism & Hospitality Playing a Key Role in the Growth of African Economies

Insecurity & Economic Slump Continue to Hurt Nigeria’s Hospitality Sector

By Josephine Wawira   The security and economic challenges facing Nigeria especially in the previous year 2016, have had many foreign travellers shying away from the African giant. However, despite the threat posed by terrorism, the country still managed to generate NGN 88.2bn (US$ 2.8 millions) from International visitors. This is according to the recently…Read more Insecurity & Economic Slump Continue to Hurt Nigeria’s Hospitality Sector

34% of Kenyans prefer three star hotels

Jumia Travel Hospitality Industry Report Kenya 2016/ 2017 By Josephine Wawira A new Kenya Hospitality Industry Report by Jumia Travel, Africa’s leading online hotel booking site sheds light on major travel trends in the country, looking at how the local sector compares with counterparts on the global map; it’s rapid development, impending barriers and the…Read more 34% of Kenyans prefer three star hotels