JUMIA TRAVEL LAUNCHES: ‘HOSPITALITY REPORT’ TO HELP BOOST TOURISM SECTOR

JUMIA TRAVEL LAUNCHES: ‘HOSPITALITY REPORT’ TO HELP BOOST TOURISM SECTOR. Jumia Travel, Africa’s leading online hotel booking website has launched its Hospitality Report for Ghana to help Tourism & Hospitality in the country. “Being Africa’s leading online travel agent brings an added responsibility to provide the best services at the most unbeatable rates. In a country which is renowned to be a pacesetter in many facets of Africa’s developing economy, Ghana is a great part of our overall contribution to African development particularly in Tourism and Hospitality. Ghana has great potential in Tourism & Hospitality and we are devoted in using the internet and technology to grow the industry and




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HOSPITALITY REPORT FOR GHANA LAUNCHED

HOSPITALITY REPORT FOR GHANA LAUNCHED. Jumia Travel, Africa’s leading online hotel booking website has outdoored it’s Hospitality Report for Ghana at an event in Accra. “Being Africa’s leading online travel agent brings an added responsibility to provide the best services at the most unbeatable rates. In a country which is renowned to be a pacesetter in many facets of Africa’s developing economy, Ghana is a great part of our overall contribution to African development particularly in Tourism and Hospitality. Ghana has great potential in Tourism & Hospitality and we are devoted in using the internet and technology to grow the industry and impact lives’’ – Paul Midy – CEO Jumia




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DATA PROTECTION LAW: LIST OF OFFENDING COMPANIES RELEASED

DATA PROTECTION LAW: LIST OF OFFENDING COMPANIES RELEASED. British Airways, African Regent Hotel and Royal Senchi Hotel are among some of the top companies to have flouted the laws of the Data Protection Commission (DPC). The companies are among over 100 data collectors published by the Data Protection Commission with the objective of naming and shaming them. The Executive Director of the Data Commission Teki Akuetteh Falconer at a press conference early this month said the commission would follow the publication with the arrest of the offending data collectors and ensure their subsequent arraignment. The Data Protection Act 2012 (Act 843) mandates all entities whether public, private, local or international




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WINDOWS 10 IS STILL “SPYING” ON USERS WARNS SECURITY ANALYST AND MICROSOFT MVP

WINDOWS 10 IS STILL “SPYING” ON USERS WARNS SECURITY ANALYST AND MICROSOFT MVP. Despite Microsoft giving users more Windows 10 controls to choose what data is gathered, the Enterprise Edition of the platform is still confusing and taking telemetry. A lot has been made of Windows 10 and the way the platform gathers data. What Microsoft calls gathering telemetry to ensure the smooth running of the OS, others would call spying. Either way, the company has attempted to reassure customers with more privacy controls. However, a security expert says Windows 10 is not going far enough. Mark Burnett, a seven-time Microsoft MVP, noted security analyst, and former Windows developer conducted




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EATP: PUSHING EAST AFRICA’S TOURISM AGENDA

EATP: PUSHING EAST AFRICA’S TOURISM AGENDA. Cross border movement across the East African region has realized an average year on year growth of 2% since 2014. This is according to the East African Tourism Platform, which while marking 5 years of existence, notes that in 2015 the number of regional tourist arrivals from within the EAC member states was approximately 852,000 representing 65% of tourism arrivals. This is chiefly attributed to the single tourist visa. More than 10,000 EATVs valued at US$ 1.5 Million have been sold in Kenya, Rwanda, and Uganda. “We have played a critical role in the pursuance of a Single Destination Brand Showcasing East Africa as




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SNAPCHAT IS STRUGGLING TO GET MARKETERS INTERESTED

SNAPCHAT IS STRUGGLING TO GET MARKETERS INTERESTED. Snap has more than its share of skeptics and critics. And if its stock price is any indication — Snap shares are now trading near their IPO price — it’s not come close to quieting them. One group Snap is still working to court is the marketing industry. A mere 7% of marketers said they used Snapchat in the first quarter of 2017, according to a recent Social Media Examiner survey charted for us by Statista. That leaves Snap far behind Facebook, its mortal enemy, which was used by 94% of marketers. But then again, everyone tends to trail Facebook. Perhaps more tellingly, other less successful social networks like Twitter and




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MOBILE-FIRST EXPERIENCE IN THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY

MOBILE-FIRST EXPERIENCE IN THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY. A report by IDC (International Data Center) indicates that Africa has steadily recorded an increased shipment of smartphones in every quarter, and the market is expected to double in volume, accounting for a third of all handset shipments by end of 2017. This will further bolster the number of customers preferring to make their purchases via the device, again reiterating on the need for ecommerce players to adapt a mobile first strategy into their operations. A recently released Hospitality Report by Jumia Travel also shows that 68% and 51% of the customers prefer to book and search for accommodation via their smartphones respectively, as




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TONY FOFIE CHILD DEVELOPMENT FUND LAUNCHED TO SUPPORT EDUCATION

TONY FOFIE CHILD DEVELOPMENT FUND LAUNCHED TO SUPPORT EDUCATION. Mondelez International Cocoa Life and Child Rights International has taken a giant step by launching an initiative dubbed: “Tony Fofie Child Development Fund”. This gallant initiative is aimed at providing direct financial assistance and educational opportunities to children in cocoa growing communities. Speaking at the launching ceremony, the Former Chief Executive Officer of COCOBOD Mr. Anthony Fofie, further hinted that, the fund will also help build the capacity of children, support them to pursue higher academic laurels. And also, equip the youth with skills for livelihoods through apprenticeship and empowerment. This would also, help them have interests in cocoa farming in




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13 NEW YORK STARTUPS WITH THE COOLEST OFFICE FEATURES YOU NEVER KNEW YOU NEEDED

13 NEW YORK STARTUPS WITH THE COOLEST OFFICE FEATURES YOU NEVER KNEW YOU NEEDED. From Baltimore to Washington, D.C., the quest for some of the coolest office attributes continues. These 13 companies hail from New York City, where beautiful buildings and architecture fill every block. This time, we looked for companies that had a specific feature that makes their office truly unique–a standout quality that really differentiates them and lets their brand shine. However, we intentionally looked for offices that are mostly non-mainstream, so don’t expect to see the Google, Facebook, or Apple offices in here. In fact, you may not know any of these businesses, but they have all




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KANDAHAR BOYS ( KANDAHAR MEANS A CITY IN AFGANISTAN WITH MOSLEMS TERROR) CLASH WITH YOUTH GROUP OVER TAMALE HOSPITAL NEW CEO

KANDAHAR BOYS ( KANDAHAR MEANS A CITY IN AFGANISTAN WITH MOSLEMS TERROR) CLASH WITH YOUTH GROUP OVER TAMALE HOSPITAL NEW CEO. There were clashes between youth groups in the Northern Region over who is the rightful person to take over the management of the Tamale Teaching Hospital as CEO. A youth group claiming to be affiliated to the governing New Patriotic Party organized a press conference and a demonstration early Monday protesting the announcement of Dr David Akobilla as the new CEO to takeover from Dr Prosper Akambon. They would rather Dr Mohammed Ibrahim is handed the position. Just in the heat of the press conference, a vigilante group affiliated




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STEADY GROWTH OF INTERNET PENETRATION IN AFRICA, A BOOST FOR E-TOURISM

STEADY GROWTH OF INTERNET PENETRATION IN AFRICA, A BOOST FOR E-TOURISM. Currently, there are approximately 345 million internet users in Africa, representing 9.3% of the total population and a penetration rate of 27.7%. These analytics presented in a hospitality report by Africa’s leading online travel agency, Jumia Travel, reflects the opportunity that lies for tourism and hospitality industry players in exploiting the internet to grow e-tourism. The growth of 4G network has also extended to more than half of the African countries, with 72 live LTE (Long-Term Evolution) networks in 32 countries as at mid-2016. Although its adoption still lags behind the rest of the world with only 20% 4G




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