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 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

“1.2 Billion People Travelled the World in 2016, 58 million to Africa” – UNWTO

By Lilian Gaitho Growth in its seventh consecutive year after the 2009 economic crisis, as Africa marks another promising year. Nairobi, 24th January - Destinations worldwide welcomed more than 1.2 billion people in 2016; while 6 billion people toured within their borders, in an unprecedented growth of the domestic travel sector. This is according to…Read more “1.2 Billion People Travelled the World in 2016, 58 million to Africa” – UNWTO

African tourism expected to grow further in 2017

By Josephine Wawira During the first half of 2016, the worldwide international tourist arrivals increased by 4% according to United Nations World Travel Organization (UNWTO), as compared to the period between January and June the previous year. Specifically, Sub-Saharan Africa is noted to be on an upward recovery curve at (+12%). This is a promising…Read more African tourism expected to grow further in 2017