Category Archives: Travel
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.
Business in Kenya.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
U.S. Embassy Highlights Support for Cultural Preservation at Book Launch – Ethiopia: The Living Churches of an Ancient Kingdom
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.
Based on available data for Africa, growth in 2017 is estimated at 8%