Monthly Archives: July 2018

The State and Potential of the Aviation Sector in Kenya

The aviation sector plays a critical role in the development of Kenya’s economy, which according to IATA, contributed 5.1% to the GDP (approximately Sh330 billion / $3.2 billion) in 2017. This is besides supporting about 620,000 jobs in various related … Read More

The Impact of Technology and OTAs to the Hospitality Industry

The importance of technology in tourism and hospitality is at the center of the World Tourism Day (WTD) 2018, providing opportunities for innovation and preparing the sector for the future of work. According to UNWTO’s Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili, “harnessing innovation … Read More

Road trips: Dos and Don’ts

Heading out on a road trip with your friends or family can be a great experience. There’s a saying that goes “It’s not about the destination, it’s about the journey” and whether you’re heading out to the mountains with your … Read More

KTB Engages Counties in the Lake Region

KTB is working with counties in the Lake region to reposition the region’s diverse tourism product as top and world class experiences. KTB Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Betty Radier has said work is already ongoing to identify tourism products in … Read More

Technology Trends Shaping the Hospitality Sector

Technology is progressively becoming the backbone of the hospitality sector, and the impact is significantly being felt by hoteliers in their interactions with consumers. Below are some of the trends shaping the sector, as highlighted on the 2018 Jumia Travel … Read More

Jumia Travel Gives Insights into Kenya’s Hospitality Industry, 2018

The Travel and Hospitality Sector in Kenya is essential for driving growth, providing foreign exchange, and creating employment to thousands of Kenyans. In 2017 the industry supported 1.1 million jobs (9% of total employment), and by end of 2018 the … Read More