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Technologies that will enhance hotel experience in 2018

As we look forward to closing the year, Jumia Travel takes a keen look at emerging and growing hotel technologies that will shape the new year. read more

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Africa’s Top 12 Food Picks for 2017

The food buzz in relation to tourism is at its peak, especially as the end year festivities close in. Families and friends will gather to celebrate the various holidays such as Christmas, and as tradition dictates, authentic and customary foods will be the top picks for many. Africa in particular will be experiencing an influx of tourists both domestic and international, seeking to revel in the continent’s beautiful and aesthetic destinations, as well as to sample its highly lauded cuisines. This infographic highlights some of the land’s top food picks for 2017. read more

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2017 Tourism Trends That Will Go Strong in the Coming Year

Ready to build on the travel trends taking center stage at the turn of the year? Take a keen look on the new zeal for experience versus destination, the core meaning of enjoying the journey as much as the destination. Now partnering more than 30,000 hotels across Africa, travel experts from Jumia Travel offer some of the leading trends that are bound to grow in 2018. read more

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New Report Projects Lead Growth in Kenya and South Africa Luxury Travel

A new report released in collaboration with the ongoing WTM London (World Travel Market) exhibition has named Kenya and South Africa as the projected continent’s leaders in luxury hotel growth. The report titled, “Top 100 Cities Destination Ranking 2017” is the twelfth annual edition of industry report released by global market research firm, Euromonitor. read more

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Nigeria, Senegal and Cape Verde dominate the West African hotel pipeline with 77% of the total planned hotel rooms

West Africa has been at the heart of the continent’s growth and economic transformation in recent years. Notwithstanding the sharp slowdown experienced in 2016 and 2017, the region’s economy is expected to rebound in 2017 onwards. Commodity-based economies, like Nigeria, are slowly recovering from the fall in oil prices and oil production, while countries like Côte d’Ivoire, Mali, and Senegal have shown economic resilience and sustained growth. As many of the countries continue to stabilize – politically and economically – the region will be better integrated from a local and international context. This increased integration raises the need for quality travel and accommodation infrastructure. read more

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The open-border-policy that’s shaping African travel

While most regions endeavor to close their borders, Africa is striving to do the reverse by incessantly implementing an open-border-policy and enhancing collaboration. Towards the African Union (AU) Agenda 2063 policy document that outlines seamless borders, the launch of the African passport in July 2016 allowing holders to travel visa-free to all 53-member states, is a milestone to behold. read more

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UNWTO expresses confidence on tourism in Madagascar

The Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Taleb Rifai has visited Madagascar to express the Organization’s full support to the tourism sector. Madagascar’s tourism is facing a challenging situation following a plague outbreak which has prompted some countries to implement travel restrictions with Madagascar. Mr Rifai recalled the World Health Organization (WHO) advises no restriction on travel or trade on Madagascar. read more

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China made 10% of tourists visiting Africa in 2016

The massive influx of Chinese tourists to Africa has in the recent years made a buzz, and it is for all possible reasons. After seven consecutive years of annual double-digit growth in spending, China continues to lead global outbound travel, reaching US$ 261 billion of Chinese travelers’ expenditure in 2016, a 12% growth since 2012. Approximately 135 million Chinese outbound tourists travelled in 2016, out of which 10% were bound for Africa up from 3% in 2008. read more

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Six Tips to Prepare the Best Road Trip of your Time

How time flies! The holiday season is back with us, it’s just the right time to start planning the season, and avoid last minute rush. What more refreshing than a winding road trip in the company of love and laughter, if you plan to hit the highway, Jumia Travel has some tips to give you a memorable end of year experience. read more

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Lonely Planet’s World’s Best (African) Destinations 2018, Plus Places to Top Your List

A ship docks at the port of Djibouti read more

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