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…

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. Zeddy describes the obstacles at the beginning of producing biogas: “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…

Experience the cutting-edge fun of Bollywood showbiz

This year’s programming on Zee World showbiz features the much-anticipated return of Twist of Fate; a TV drama, back with its second season continuing the cliffhanger that left viewers guessing as to what happened to the fun-loving rockstar Abhi and the ever determined strong-willed Pragya. Will they finally get the love they deserve or will Abhi’s evil sister Aliya get what she wants and remove Pragya for good? 2018 also sees the return of another popular series King of Hearts season 2 as well as new series Bride with Benefits, Begusarai, Amma and Iron Lady.…

Academia among Opera news award victors’

Credit: Barbra Onkoba Karen Technical Training Institute student Kennedy Macharia and businessman Richard Kamau have been announced as the winners of Shake and win promotion by opera news. Awarding brand new cars at Renault dealership in the Simba Corp Aspire Centre, Opera news managing director Edward Ndichu said that the one month promo was meant to relieve Kenyans the world cup hangovers. He said that with over 10 million downloads, opera news has partnered with Jumia to award more than 4000 users daily with vouchers and free airtime and internet…

Two Kenyan banks lose $0.86 million to hackers in a month

Kenyan banks are believed to have lost at least $860,000 to hackers in the past one month, which has seen two lenders temporarily terminate their mobile and online banking services. The East African has learnt that one of the banks was last hit month hit as hackers, who attempted to move $1 million from its systems. The bank managed to recover $630,000. It was targeted again last week with a $120,000 hit, of which it has recovered only half. “These monies were moved out via the mobile money and the…

HUAWEI Y5 Prime automatically detects points of a human face

HUAWEI has introduced another innovative phone, “HUAWEI Y5 Prime” to its Y series family aimed at appealing to the tech savvy and socially fashionable youth as a focus on increasing its market share. The gadget has a memory of 2GB+16GB with 4G LTE network and18:9 Full View Display and excellent photo-taking features. It also features the stylish design of HUAWEI Full View Display; a compact design that perfectly integrates with the curved body to make it comfortable to hold. The Android 8.1.0 system and the 3020mAh battery ensure the powerful…

Continent’s leading satellite broadband service to launch across West Africa

Yahsat , the UAE-based global satellite operator, will participate in West Africa Com on the 10th and 11th July 2018, as Gold Sponsors. The event, which unites critical players in the telco value chain, will see Yahsat showcase its flagship broadband service – YahClick – to partners and customers in the region. Yahsat’s participation at the event is part of its expansion plan to launch YahClick this year in five new markets in West Africa. The service will be available in Senegal and Gambia through service partner Arc Telecom, in…

MPost App to Modernize Postal and Carriage Amenities

MPost, a solution that converts phone to a mobile post office, has been enhanced with the launch of the MPost App that is set to revolutionize postal and delivery services in the country. “Through the App, users will be able to register and get instant virtual postal address, change their postal codes for efficient delivery of mails and parcels and also dispatch mails and parcels to their preferred destinations. This will enhance efficiency and convenience of mails and parcels delivery,” said AbdulAziz Mohammed, the Chief Executive Officer of Taz Technologies,…

RS launches e-commerce website

South Africa RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE: ECM), the global distributor for engineers was founded as Radiospares, in 1937. The company started as a supplier of parts to the burgeoning radio market that has evolved into a global distribution enterprise, with operations in Europe, North America, Asia and now Africa offering a diverse portfolio of more than 500,000 industrial, maintenance and electronic components across 2500 global brands. RS is globally renowned as one of the first industrial distributors to successfully transition into an e-commerce business…