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…

Repair damaged dams in Kilome, Makueni government told

Community leaders have called upon the government of Makueni County to repair damaged earth dams in Mukaa Sub-county. Led by Dominic Mutunga, a local politician, the leaders now want their government to move with speed to mend the dams whose damage, they say, has created an acute water shortage in the area that relies heavily on irrigation agriculture to eke a living. We are experiencing a biting shortage of water in this area since these dams had their embankments washed away by last season’s rain waters. We wonder why our…

MPost Wins African Startup Competition

MPost to represent Africa in the Startup World Cup in San Francisco, USA. MPost is this year’s winner of the ‘South Africa Innovation Summit, an African startup competition that was held in Cape Town, South Africa, yesterday. The innovation summit featured 25 finalists from across Africa that participated in a pitching den. As a result of this win, MPost will represent Africa at the Startup World Cup that will be held in San Francisco, USA, in May 2019. https://www.ceoafrica.co.ke/surge-of-the-digital-travel-consumer/ Mpost is a solution that converts your phone to a mobile…

Kenya’s ICT Ecosystem gets a new transformation  

Huawei Ramps up Support for ICT Ecosystem in Kenya in Partnership with Redington Gulf to support Kenya’s digital transformation. Huawei Technologies has signed a framework distribution agreement in Kenya with Redington Gulf to enhance ICT ecosystem structure. Under this partnership, Huawei will work with Redington; a distributor of IT Telecom and Lifestyle products in this market to provide cutting-edge equipment such as data centre facilities,IT and communications hardware as well as software for the Kenyan market. The products are backed by an experienced technical team to provide training and support…

Surge of the digital travel consumer

The rise of the digital era has become fundamental in the travel and tourism industry. Digitization is increasingly seen to empower travel consumers especially those seeking diversification and personalization for a remarkable experience. From the very initial stage of travel arrangements, the digital consumer seeks information key in deciding how, where, when to travel, what to expect and even more significantly, why to choose one destination, hotel, airline, or travel agency over another. Image by Rawpixel.com The latter is especially because price comparison as well as customer experience – often…

NAKURU TOPS AS A FAVOURITE INVESTMENT DESTINATION IN KENYA

Nakuru County saw its land prices rise by an average of 12.7 per cent in 2017 according to County Land Price Report 2018. This has drawn the attention of many investors eyeing prime properties in the county that offers serene living with easy access to Nakuru town, thanks to the developed road network. Ranked as the fourth largest city in Kenya, the town is located 165km northwest of Nairobi. The strategic location along Nairobi-Malaba highway is making Nakuru town experience an increase in population resulting to the need of expansion of the…

KAM and partners Signs an MoU to Enhance Waste Management

Waste management is a collective role in which the private sector should complement the government’s efforts to ensuring a cleaner environment. As part of its efforts to promote effective management of PET plastic bottles, manufacturers through KAM and partners have committed to undertake measures to encourage recycling and re-use of plastic bottles across the country. According to Dr. Ayub Macharia, Chairman of the National PET Management Committee; recycling represents a systemic shift that builds long-term resilience, generates business and economic opportunities, provides environmental and societal benefits. In other words, plastics…

WHY ANARCHY REIGNS ON OUR ROADS?

By Alfred Mosoti Road madness, a product of impunity, lacuna in law, unwillingness and/or inability to execute existing laws It is unfortunate that many are so obsessed with the ‘’Haki yetu and Haki yangu mantra’’ (Our and my rights cliché) to the extent of forgetting that rights goes hand in hand with responsibilities! Nevertheless Truth be told: Rights without Responsibilities and rights while right without responsibilities only result to confusion. Back to the main agenda: The anarchy on our roads is a product of conspiracy among three main demons namely:…

Trans-Century PLC records a 46% reduction in loss before tax

By Barbra Onkoba Trans-Century PLC (‘TC”) has announced 46% reduction in loss before tax in a half year results ended June 30, 2018 The gain to curbs the loss demonstrates traction in turning around the Group’s performance as the group reported a 54% gross profit. http://Also Read: https://www.ceoafrica.co.ke/community-based-versus-high-walls/ The company is turning around its operations and management to redeem to its initial profit generating investment. In the previous year, the group recorded gross profit margins from 14% to 27% in the period under review.