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Kenyan Millennials Travel Trends

The Kenyan domestic travel market is incessantly making a visible mark, contributing 59% of domestic spending according to Jumia Travel Kenya Hospitality Report 2017. A big percentage constituting the domestic travelers are the millennials. In its report “How Kenyan Millennials Travel”, Saffir -a travel destination marketing company – refers to this group as netizens who …

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Tourism’s Prominence Grows, As African Governments Position The Sector In Their Agenda

The tourism sector in Africa, which according to UNWTO saw an 8% increase in international arrivals in 2016, is progressively becoming prominent largely due to the increased commitment from governments. Possessing massive potential to foster positive change and transformation, it is timely that most heads of states and gov ernments are seeing the urgency to …

Hotels

Online Hotel Portal Revives Business In Sudan After Sanctions Are Lifted

Jumia Travel which enlists more than 30,000 hotels across the continent is set to revive its business in Sudan, following news of the revocation of economic sanctions against Africa’s third largest country. The sanctions relief comes as a go-ahead to tapping key trade and investment opportunities in Sudan, across industries such as finance, agriculture, mining …

Hotels

Reviews And Seamless Shopping lead As Key Drivers In Online Purchase

Jumia Travel (Jumia Group) the leading online travel booking company today announced the analysis of the Q3 Customer Behavior and Online Trends, which reveals insights into customer shopping habits and forecasts predictions for hotel bookings in Kenya. The report indicates that while desktop bookings still take lead in the flight and hotel booking frontier, mobile …

Travel

Unlocking Africa’s Potential Through Tourism: The Role of Online Travel

The services sector, in particular tourism, is one of the major contributors to Africa’s economy through such functions as providing foreign exchange and employment. It is therefore crucial that governments and the private sector are increasingly working together to grow the sector, that accounts for approximately 7.8% of the African GDP. “We believe that business …

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Tourism Stakeholders React To Sector’s Performance Post Elections

With diminutive effect from the elections anxiety, Kenya’s tourism sector has withstood the pressures of uncertainties that resulted to some tourists having to hold their travel plans. As one of the most volatile sectors, tourism stakeholders remain obliged to Kenyans for choosing peace during a considerably fraught time. This, according to Cyrus Onyiego, Jumia Travel’s …

Travel

Nairobi Leads in Africa with a 22% Rise in Domestic Air Travel Capacity

Nairobi is the only city in Africa whose airports are recording higher growth for domestic capacity than that of international capacity,with a 22% boost. This is according to a new report by ForwardKeys, which compares Nairobi’s trend to most of the other top 10 African Airports ranked by total scheduled capacity for August to December …

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Five Ways to Keep your Carbon Footprint Low While Traveling

Apart from the positive impact as a leading economic frontier and the fastest growing sector, tourism also accounts for 5-12% of global greenhouse emissions through related activities such as travel, adventure and comfort amenities. Although most stakeholders are aware of this fact, most are quite uncertain of curbing measures that they can adopt to ease …

Travel

Jumia Travel Releases Kenya’s Domestic Tourism Trends Report

Kenya is the one of the leading destinations in Africa. The country has expansive white sandy beaches, great climate, picturesque natural attractions, free roaming wildlife and rich traditional cultures. With all these, most Kenyans have held a perception that tourism is for and belongs to foreigners. However, there has been a gradual change, as many …

Hotels

Jovago & SiteMinder Partnership

Nairobi, Kenya–Africa’s No.1 hotel booking website, Jovago.com, has announced it’s partnership with SiteMinder, the hotel industry’s leading cloud platform. The agreement enlists Jovago.com among the more than 300 channels integrated with SiteMinder’s Channel Manager, which will enable mutual hotel clients to seamlessly update their inventory and room rates on the booking portal. “We aim to …

Hotels Technology

Growth of Mobile Payments in the Hospitality Industry Boosting Revenue

Travelers found to favor mobile payments as industry players embrace the fast-growing trend. The growth of mobile financial services in Kenya has created quite a buzz across continents in the last few years; with analysts placing the exponential sector way above ‘conventional’ banking services as more and more people embrace the wave of convenience. Opinion …

Technology

A New Feature on Jovago.com

Jovago has announced yet a new and unique feature through incorporation of Kiswahili language on its website. The move is in alignment of the company’s objective in creating online convenience through easy and faster bookings. The adoption of the region’s lingua franca on the platform will offer over a hundred million Swahili speaking people with …

Travel

Jovago Patners with Kenatco

Jovago has signed a partnership with national taxi service company, KENATCO TAXIS LIMITED that will see both companies collaborate to bolster convenience for anyone traveling in Kenya. This agreement comes a few weeks after the company launched customized packages with local air carrier, Safari Link, with the same objective of creating convenience, speed and effectiveness …

Technology

New Jovago App and Info graphics on Mobile Use in the Region

Africa’s leading hotel-booking website Jovago announced a new mobile application that allows customers access their vast inventory of 25,000 hotels in Africa on and offline. The self-developed Jovago.com Hotels Booking, is a free mobile application for the customer-base, and is immediately available on the Google Play Store to the entire community of Android users. The …