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…

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…

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).…