MILLENNIAL RESHAPING HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY

By Hasnain Noorani It’s hard to believe it’s been more than ten years since the 2007/2008 political skirmishes which almost brought Kenya’s economy to its knees forcing consumers to focus on reducing their expenditures. Now, for the first time since 2008, it looks like the hotel and hospitality industry is returning to normal — whatever normal is. It’s in deed heartening to see statistical evidence, which shows occupancy rates are on the rise and holiday makers are travelling again (Jumia Travel and hospitality report of 2018). For many Kenyan millennials,…

City sprouted with Alcoholic retreats despite tough regulations

Issuance of new liquor licenses in Nairobi has been frozen in a move aimed at allowing Nairobi City County Alcoholic Drinks Control and Licensing Board to review existing liquor outlets. Regional Commissioner Kangethe Thuku urged the board to control and regulate the number of wines and spirits and bars sprouting near schools and in residential areas. Speaking during a sensitization workshop for local leaders, administrators and bar owners, Thuku pointed out that National Agency for the Campaign Against Alcohol and Drug Abuse (NACADA) Authority statistics for 2017 indicate Nairobi County…

Star Times to broadcasts UEFA Europa League till 2021

Pay Tv StarTimes Media has been accredited exclusive rights to air 205 live UEFA Europa League during each of the three (3) season till 2021. The development adds to the already rich football action available on the StarTimes platform which includes broadcast rights to the on-going German Bundesliga, French League 1, Ghana Super League as well as the FIFA Club World Cup which is expected to kick off in December. The media rights will run across all platforms including pay television and online mobile application enabling subscribers to access the…