Hospitality and Technology drive

By Hasnain Noorani Each new technological innovation is making the world we live in increasingly smaller and smaller. It has indeed revolutionized the way we plan our vacations. b There can only be a few areas that have been transformed by technology quite the same way as travel. In the last two decades, we have seen technology impacting the travel industry more than it has in the former 40 years. No one can imagine travelling without access to Google Maps for instance. Technology made it much more affordable and comfortable,…

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 and digital advances provides tourism with opportunities to improve inclusiveness, local community empowerment and efficient resource management, amongst other objectives within the wider sustainable development agenda”. In line with this, Jumia Travel in a recent Hospitality Report Kenya, engaged the Regional Sales and Marketing Director of Serena Hotels EA Rosemary…

Ksh3.3 million up for grabs for creative Engineering

Kenyan engineers, across all disciplines, have a chance of winning Ksh3.3 million (£25,000) following the opening of the Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation. The competition, an initiative of the Royal Academy of Engineering, is open to engineers who provide scalable entrepreneurial solutions for local problems. Applications will close on June 23 2018 and the winners will be announced in June 2019 and the Kenyan engineering fraternity will have another chance of producing a winner in the Africa-wide competition. 24-year-old Ugandan software engineer Brian Gitta won the 2018 Africa Prize for…

How a Kenyan coffee farmer uses cow dung to produce energy

Zeddy Rotich, a coffee farmer from Kericho County, explains to CNN how she uses cow dung to power her biogas stove. “Initially we are faced with so many challenges, struggling and getting firewood. And especially during the rainy season, wood fuel does not burn up, does not produce energy for cooking. With these many challenges of collecting firewood, we decided to come together as a group, that is a group of three hundred women. We wanted to construct some biogas units, at least ten every year for the women.” On…