Using Technological Solutions to Drive Revenue

Case Study: The Zehneria Portico Kenya is largely viewed as a leisure destination. However, as Kenya takes on the new identity of being East Africa’s economic hub, it is continually molding into a business destination. Additionally, Kenya is globally getting recognized as the African New Technologies hub, therefore bolstering the country as a leader towards the growth of business travel. So where do the Kenyan hotels fit into this new image that the Kenyan government is propelling? Moreover, how can hotel managers attract the current e-generation where virtual world supersedes…

HOSPITALITY WINDFALL FROM OPEN SKY POLICY

By Hasnain Noorani Opening up Kenyan skies could be a major boost to tourism in Kenya and may offer the hospitality sector the much-needed silver lining to pull up international arrival and domestic numbers. Juicier is the projection of a 25 percent fall in cost of air fares when the Open Sky policy is fully implemented making air travel more affordable to our clientele. Driving down prices means that more people will travel and would have more options in terms of both airline and itinerary to boost their experience. It…

Kenya, China launch Ksh. 0.8 Billion Digital TV Project

By Amos Njau The Government of Kenya through the Ministry of Information Communication and Technology (ICT) and The Chinese Government has rolled out the 10,000 Villages Digital Television Project that will see beneficiaries across the 47 counties get access to satellite television services. This being one of the ten Cooperation plans announced during the 6th Ministerial Conference of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) announced in 2015 in Johannesburg South Africa by the President of China Mr. Xi Jinping and attended byHeads of State and Government, Heads of Delegation, the Chairperson of the African…

CNN CNN explores the sustainable future of Kenya’s charcoal industry

CNN International discovers the ways in which companies in Kenya are finding sustainable ways of solving issues such as deforestation and pollution within the charcoal industry. The survival of Kenya’s ecosystem is currently threatened by invasive mesquite trees which continue to spread through the country’s forests. However, the presence of these trees has provided a unique opportunity for Tinder Eco Fuels to reduce the negative ecological impact of fast-spreading mesquite trees and reduce deforestation of native trees, by cutting down mesquite trees in affected areas and burning the felled trees…

Young innovators in a bid to tackle Kenya’s toughest challenges

By Jacktone Lawi In a bid to solve the rising socio economic and political challenges, the Aga Khan Academy Mombasa held an exhibition to showcase brilliant and innovative projects by 16-year-old students as part of its curricular programme to create outstanding young entrepreneurs, scientists and future leaders. The annual Personal Project Exhibition of the Academy’s Year 10 students represents the culmination of intensive year-long projects that identify areas of need, backed up by intensive research which are then developed into a viable product or outcome. The exhibition featured about 80…

Cyber firms warn of malware that could cause power outages

The Internet is no longer the safe place it was many years ago. Malware, or malicious software, is on the rise and can be found in all corners of the Internet. By simply navigating to a website or opening an email, you are at risk of infecting your computer. Malware takes the form of code, scripts, content and even legitimate software to obtain access to your computer and the personal information it houses. Malware is the umbrella term used to describe many different types of malevolent software. Computer viruses, computer…

Competition pushes businesses to incorporate digital market

The digital market is continuing to gain momentum in the country creating an upturn in E-commerce enterprises across the board altering not just the retail market but also business in general. Online retail is a vast and thriving industry at the moment the question however is if e-commerce in Kenya is still at its formative years, why should be holding conversations on retail disruption? In this day and age everything from clothing, electronics and even food has gone online. The growing middle class coupled with the need to shop conveniently…

Afreximbank to sponsor Africa Innovation Summit (AIS)

The Africa Innovation Summit will take place from 6 to 8 June 2018 in Kigali, Rwanda The Africa Innovation Summit (AIS) is delighted to announce and welcome the Afreximbank as a GOLD Sponsor. AIS acknowledge the commitment of Afreximbank to Africa and this important initiative to promote and support a new framework for innovation on the continent. The Africa Innovation Summit will take place from 6 to 8 June 2018 in Kigali, Rwanda, under the esteemed patronage of His Excellency President Paul Kagame and Pedro Pires (ex-President of Cabo Verde).…