US REVOKES ECONOMIC SANCTIONS AGAINST SUDAN: WHAT IT MEANS FOR HOSPITALITY BUSINESSES.

US REVOKES ECONOMIC SANCTIONS AGAINST SUDAN: WHAT IT MEANS FOR HOSPITALITY BUSINESSES. News of the revocation of economic sanctions against Sudan by the United States government, is music to the ears of businesses and investors interested in Africa’s third largest country after two decades of severe restrictions. The sanctions relief comes as a go-ahead to tapping key trade and investment opportunities in Sudan, across industries such as finance, agriculture, mining and tourism; with companies such as Jumia Travel now planning to revive business with hotel partners in the country. “Like any other business, the sanctions had largely affected our business in the Sudan, perhaps even feeling the pinch more as

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WORLD TOURISM REMAINS RESILIENT DESPITE GLOBAL UNCERTAINTIES’ KNOCK DOWN.

WORLD TOURISM REMAINS RESILIENT DESPITE GLOBAL UNCERTAINTIES’ KNOCK DOWN. With a 3.6% real GDP growth in Q1 2017, the world economy has remained strong, surpassing the earlier forecast at 3.5% for 2017-2018. This growth, according to Euromonitor International, is and continue to be highly driven by emerging markets which account for approximately 74% of the world’s real GDP expansion, and a predicted share of up to 79% by 2020. Among top sectors contributing to this economic development is the Travel and Tourism industry, directly accounting for US$2.3 trillion (10.2% of the world’s GDP) and 109 million jobs (1 in 10) globally in 2016. However, the sector’s agility has had to

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REVIEWS AND SEAMLESS PAYMENT METHODS TAKE LEAD AS DRIVERS IN ONLINE PURCHASE.

REVIEWS AND SEAMLESS PAYMENT METHODS TAKE LEAD AS DRIVERS IN ONLINE PURCHASE. As the world celebrates this year’s Customer Service Week, this article seeks to provide insightful data and analysis on online purchase trends, especially for hotel booking customers; facilitated by leading online hotel booking company Jumia Travel. An analysis of the Q3 Customer Behavior and Online Trends released by Jumia Travel (Jumia Group) the leading online travel booking company, reveals insights into customer shopping habits and forecasts predictions for online hotel bookings. The report indicates that while desktop bookings still take lead in the flight and hotel booking frontier, mobile devices continue to grow their following, giving a positive

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WORLD TOURISM DAY: JUMIA TRAVEL ENGAGES STAKEHOLDERS ON SUSTAINABLE TOURISM

WORLD TOURISM DAY: JUMIA TRAVEL ENGAGES STAKEHOLDERS ON SUSTAINABLE TOURISM. As the world celebrated World Tourism Day, Jumia Travel held an interactive summit with different stakeholders to discuss issues around Sustainable Tourism as a Tool for Development. The panel was made up of distinguished speakers including the Director, Ministry of Tourism Keziah Odemba, Former East Africa Tourism Platform Coordinator Carmen Nibigira, Robert Orina from NEMA, Jim Karani an animal law expert from Wildlife Direct, Jumia Travel Country Manager Cyrus Onyiego, and Jennifer Maina from Utalii College.   This year’s celebration comes at a time when the industry is facing several challenges such as terrorism and general hooliganism; therefore, prompting the

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“LET FOOD START THE CONVERSATION” – CHEF SHERWYN WEAICH

“LET FOOD START THE CONVERSATION” – CHEF SHERWYN WEAICH. Sherwyn Weaich is a government school educated, township raised, coloured citizen, and a proud product of the new South Africa with, “old school values.” His love for food began when he stood on his tip toes staring over the counter watching his mother cook for his family. This is the foundation of Weaich’s passion for blending travel, family, friends, and South Africa’s unique heritage into his cooking journey that has since evolved into ‘The Gourmet Bushie’ brand. Find out more about this chef’s love for food, travel experiences, and connections with amazing people. Q: Firstly, congratulations on featuring at the Good

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EXPLORING KENYA’S MARA THROUGH THE EYES OF A HOTELIER

EXPLORING KENYA’S MARA THROUGH THE EYES OF A HOTELIER. Kenya boasts of diverse destinations that remain major attractions for tourists from across the world. From the classic wildlife safaris to the sandy beaches at the coast and metropolis cities full of vibrant life, this East African country has a full bucket list of marvels to explore. As part of its “Destination Campaign” aimed at accentuating Africa’s tourist destinations, Jumia Travel talked to David Kuria the Managing Director of Olumara Camp, who expounds on the hotel business in the Masai Mara. Located within the National Reserve, the Camp is an exemplary destination to enjoy Kenya’s wild as it is designed to

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JOE FALTER APPOINTED AS NEW CEO OF JUMIA TRAVEL

JOE FALTER APPOINTED AS NEW CEO OF JUMIA TRAVEL. Nairobi – 6th September, 2017: Jumia Travel has announced the appointment of a new Chief Executive Officer, Joe Falter, succeeding Paul Midy who has exited the top post to take a different position in the larger Jumia Group. Falter, who is also the Founder and CEO of Travel’s sister company Jumia Food, assumes the role as part of efforts outlined to further bolster the company’s operations. “I could not be more excited to join this dynamic team which is revolutionising the way that people travel in Africa and beyond. With by far the biggest hotel inventory and market leading innovations, Jumia

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NURSE ARRESTED FOR REFUSING TO FOLLOW OFFICERS ORDERS

NURSE ARRESTED FOR REFUSING TO FOLLOW OFFICERS ORDERS. ‘I’ve done nothing wrong’: Utah nurse’s arrest prompts police apology. (CNN)Salt Lake City police apologized Friday for arresting a nurse who, citing hospital policy, refused to let officers draw blood from an unconscious crash victim. The arrest of Alex Wubbels, who was later released without charge, was captured on body camera video that the police chief said was alarming. The incident happened July 26, when a crash victim was admitted to the University of Utah Hospital burn unit in a coma. Though the man was not a suspect in the wreck, which killed the other driver, police asked for his blood to

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GHANA’S AMBASSADOR TO GERMANY PRESENTS LETTERS OF CREDENCE

GHANA’S AMBASSADOR TO GERMANY PRESENTS LETTERS OF CREDENCE. The newly-appointed Ambassador of Ghana to Germany, Georgina Ama Blay, has presented her letters of credence to the President of that country, Dr Frank-Walter Steinmeier. Ambassador Blay made the presentation at a ceremony at the Castle Bellevue in Berlin on Tuesday, August 29, DAILY GUIDE has gathered. She and her entourage were accordingly welcomed by a Guard of Honour mounted by a detachment of the German Armed Forces. They were then ushered into the German Presidential Palace where she appended her signature in the Official Guest Book. After introducing members of her delegation, including her husband, Freddie Blay, to the President, Mrs Gina Blay

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RATTRAY PARK’S PSYCHEDELIC FOUNTAIN SOFTWARE STOLEN; FACILITY STARTS SLOW DEATH

RATTRAY PARK’S PSYCHEDELIC FOUNTAIN SOFTWARE STOLEN; FACILITY STARTS SLOW DEATH. Popular leisure park at Kumasi, Rattray Park, is slowly dying, as security agencies investigate theft of a USB drive containing operating software for the recreation facility’s dancing fountain. The fountain which is the park’s major attraction has ceased working for over a month, and parts of its component have begun to rust away. Two people have been arrested in connection with the disappearance of the device. Manager of the park, Kwame Asamoah Mensah and IT Manager, Carlos Sakyi Ntow, were picked up a month over the alleged theft of the USB drive. Rattray Park has been the subject of political

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UNLOCKING AFRICA’S POTENTIAL THROUGH TOURISM: THE ROLE OF ONLINE TRAVEL

UNLOCKING AFRICA’S POTENTIAL THROUGH TOURISM: THE ROLE OF ONLINE TRAVEL. The services sector, in particular tourism, is one of the major contributors to Africa’s economy through such functions as providing foreign exchange and employment. It is therefore crucial that governments and the private sector are increasingly working together to grow the sector, that accounts for approximately 7.8% of the African GDP. “We believe that business opportunities and investment potential within Africa’s tourism sector are significant. It’s a vast market that holds promise for businesses looking for new markets,” said President and CEO of Corporate Council on Africa. Florizelle Liser was addressing the ongoing 41st Annual World Tourism Conference in Kigali,

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