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agritourism
Travel

Agritourism as a Sustainable Development Alternative in Kenya

Agriculture has been one of Kenya’s major activities and at times has been referred to as the back bone of Kenya’s economy. Different forms of agriculture ranging from cash crop, horticulture and livestock farming are practiced in different regions. Therefore agriculture is embedded in local people’s lifestyle. Attempts to fully exploit agriculture’s potential in the …

street view - Google
Technology Travel

Google Street View to Heavily Impact Kenya’s Tourism Sector

Technology! A constant component that progressively weathers challenges of ecommerce evolution in every industry. Tourism is no exception and especially in Kenya, as stakeholders continually come up with innovative ideas and techniques meant to diversify tourism products. Google is the latest entry into boosting the sector, with the launch of the Google Street View in …

mwaluganje-elephant
Travel

Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary

43 Kilometers south of Mombasa, In the Shimba Hills Forest lies Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary. It covers approximately 36 sq km. Managed by Kwale County. Initially, it was just a farm frequented by elephants, that caused massive crop destruction. The council decided to turn it into a  sanctuary in 1993. Its since has acted as a …

Humpback Whale Watching
Adventure Travel

Humpback Whale Watching Peaks Among Kenya’s Top Travel Experiences

Humpback whale watching along Kenya’s coast is now occupying a more prominent place in Kenya’s coastal tourism calendar. This comes at a time when hotels and service providers in Watamu are reporting increased demand for whale watching excursions by tourists over the last three months. One particular hotel in Watamu – Hemingways Watamu – has …

Travel

Increased Investment in Security Soaring Kenya’s Tourism

Kenya’s tourism industry is increasingly driving exports and providing foreign exchange, earning the country tourism expenditures of about 1.2 billion US Dollars in 2017. This represented a 20% increase from approximately 989 million US Dollars in 2016, according to a hospitality report by Jumia Travel. This improving sector performance is being facilitated by various factors, …

Hotels Travel

Demystifying Luxury Tourism: A Case Study of Diani Reef Beach Resort & Spa

Luxury tourism is being redefined just like every aspect of the hospitality industry. Beyond the world of first-class flights to the coast of Kenya and the palatial beach resorts previously experienced by an older, wealthier generation, luxury tourism has evolved to include a younger generation in the rising middle class. So how do the affluent …

Travel

Importance of Innovation and Digitalization in Growing Tourism

Digital transformation has solemnly grasped the tourism industry, increasingly altering operations and customer relations in a sector that contributed 3.7% to Kenya’s GDP in 2017 and forecast to rise by 5.2% in 2018. The industry is experiencing a great deal of innovative disruption, with trends such as Virtual Reality (VR), Artificial Intelligence (AI), and mobile …

Travel

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 …

Travel

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 …

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