Author Archives: Lilian Gaitho
The second most populous country in Africa; Ethiopia has one of the great pressures to create jobs for its skilled and unskilled job seekers. The country has been actively engaged in the growth of employment as part of its initiative to poverty reduction. While, the International Labour Organization (ILO) supports the country through the promotion of decent employment and enhancement of labour market governance for sustainable growth.
No one talks of safari without mentioning the great treks that crisscross the African continent. So popular is this cradle of mankind for its magic-ridden sunsets and vast plains teeming with wildlife, that many seem to awe away at the bush ideal, totally ignoring that the continent also takes pride in mothering some of the world’s most blissful and unpolluted islands. This year, maybe it’s time to spice up your travelogues by exploring at least one of these exotic and scenic African islands.
From the advent of bleisure and braggies to the constitution of travel as a human right by the UNWTO, 2016 has been and still is a remarkable year. We have seen growing interest in gaining new experiences as compared to owning stuff as well as the rise and reign of the sharing economy in the travel circles; as the year marks the first day of it’s last month, we take a look at trends that are sure to gain fame and drive numbers in the US$7.2 trillion Industry.
The 40th Africa Travel and Tourism Associations annual world congress returns to Nairobi this week with a new agenda revolving around diverse topics affecting the travel industry
Lake Bogoria is one of the hyper saline lakes in the Rift Valley region, and lies between the more popular Lake Nakuru and Lake Baringo. Although mostly overlooked in short span itineraries due to its challenged presence of wildlife in comparison to her rivals, Lake Bogoria offers something unique and breathtaking. The geysers and hot water springs unique to the banks and shores of these Lake undoubtedly give it an edge as does its ability to offer solitude and exclusivity to those pursuing the same. The locals believe in the healing and medicinal powers of the geysers, while visitors have a good time viewing the lesser flamingoes, spotting giant kudus or simply taking a drive around Lake Bogoria Conservancy. Here are a few tips from Jovago.com on how to explore another of Kenya’s magical destinations.
The 5th edition of the annual Magical Kenya Travel Expo (MKTE) scheduled to take place at Leisure Lodge Resort in mid-October is yet another mark of success on the government’s efforts in capitalizing on the MICE industry as a viable and supportive medium to the main tourism sector. Addressing delegates during the unveiling of the venue, KTB Director, Muriithi Ndegwa noted that the Magical Kenya Expo “has attracted interest and attention from the stakeholders as evidenced by the growth of exhibitors to over 40 % in the past four years”.