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Delving deeper into the winning hotels at the Kenya Travel Awards 2018

The Kenya Travel Awards that went down on 1st February 2018 saw the recognition and feting of top-performing hotels, airlines and travel websites by Africa’s leading online travel agent, Jumia Travel. read more

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Hilton HOTEL Kenya – A Country in Renaissance by Zuriel Oduwole

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E-Commerce penetration in Kenya ramping up travel

Online buying and selling of goods and services, online transactions, high mobile penetration, fast connectivity, a digital savvy population and an increased consumer spending power are among factors increasingly fueling the penetration and growth of e-commerce in Kenya. One of the sectors consequently effected by this disruption is the travel industry, in part because of the growing confidence in e-commerce sites, such as online travel agents. read more

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Air travel to the Middle East and Africa soars

Olivier Jager, CEO, ForwardKeys read more

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The Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront Rhino Arrives

Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront takes its turn to host a life-sized, brilliantly imagined rhino on its premises in Granger Bay until the end of February 2018. read more

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Hilton Marks Opening of Hilton Cabo Verde Sal Resort

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Travel and Hospitality Trends to Dominate 2018

2017, Skift termed, “the year travel found its larger purpose in the world”. Though the year was marred by extreme economic and security uncertainties and instabilities across the board, from political upheavals to the controversial Trump Travel Ban, the advancement of the industry is not a subject to be overlooked. Use of various tech solutions, diversification of services by hotels, and the surge of millennial travel are just some of the highlights that marked 2017. So, will these continue to dominate 2018, or do we expect new and rising trends in the travel and hospitality sectors? read more

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Kenya’s major tourism highlights in 2017

The year 2017 in Kenya’s tourism was marked by major milestones that had both positive and negative implications on the industry. Jumia Travel looks at some of them and gives a glimpse of what 2018 will look like. read more

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AviaDev heads to Cape Town

(L-R) Jacques Moolman, General Manager, Southern Sun Cape Sun Hotel,
Jon Howell, Managing Director, AviaDev, Tim Harris, CEO, Wesgro read more

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62 million: No. of international arrivals in Africa in 2017

Africa reached a record 62 million international arrivals in 2017, translating to a growth of 8%. Arrivals in Sub-Saharan Africa increased by 5% while North Africa enjoyed a strong recovery with a 13% growth in arrivals. The continental growth supersedes that of the international number, which stood at 7% in 2017 to reach 1,322 million. This is according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer, which goes on categorize the tourism sector as a key driver in economic development. read more

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U.S. Embassy Highlights Support for Cultural Preservation at Book Launch – Ethiopia: The Living Churches of an Ancient Kingdom

The Embassy has invested $1.5 million to support nine projects throughout Ethiopia through the Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation read more

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JLL forecasts improved hotel sector performance and investment climate in Sub-Saharan Africa in 2018

2018 hotel sector trends in Sub-Saharan Africa predicted by JLL.  read more

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AHIF’18 Will Highlight Kenya’s Pitch for Inward Investment

Najib Balala, Minister of Tourism Kenya (left) with Matthew Weihs, Managing Director, Bench Events read more

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2017 International Tourism Results: the highest in seven years

Based on available data for Africa, growth in 2017 is estimated at 8% read more

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