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... Continue Reading →

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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... Continue Reading →

By Josephine Wawira In 2016, over 800,000 tourists visited Ethiopia, bringing over ETB 128 billion (USD 5.6 billion) to the country. This is a decrease of approximately 11% from 2015’s over 900,000 visitors. This is according to a new report by Jumia Travel Ethiopia, which further states that the Ministry of Culture and Tourism hopes... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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