Cyrus Onyiego

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

Tourism’s Leading Role in Creating More and Better Jobs

Global unemployment is still on a high with over 190 million in 2018, according to the International Labor Organization (ILO). This alarming rate calls for all economic sectors to play their roles in job creation, providing sustainable employment. While the … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More