Josephine Wawira

Global PR Assistant at Jumia Travel
Location:Nairobi, Kenya

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Josephine Wawira is a consultant in communication and public relations with over six years of progressive writing and broadcast experience. She is currently a writer for Africa's online hotel booking portal, Jumia Travel, focusing in the areas of travel, tourism, and hospitality as it relates to Africa.
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Examining the state of hotel development in Africa

According to a report by the W-Hospitality Group, a total of 365 hotel chain development pipelines were reported in Africa in 2016, with 64,231 rooms...

By Josephine Wawira 17 hours ago

Ethiopia's tourism potential yet to be fully exploited

The country is looking for a transformational growth that will take the sector to the next level, marketing Ethiopia locally and internationally to list the country among Africa's top five destinations...

By Josephine Wawira 22 Feb 2017

Personalising hotel guest experience by leveraging tech

Providing a personalised experience to guests is key to having a competitive advantage in the hotel industry...

By Josephine Wawira 17 Feb 2017

Flux in luxury travel and what to know

While conventional travel is associated with low-cost adventure, travellers are increasingly shifting gear and are willing to part with the extra dollar for extra special attention and services...

By Josephine Wawira 13 Feb 2017

African tourism expected to grow further in 2017

A boost in African tourism is simultaneous to the economic growth being experienced across many parts of the continent...

By Josephine Wawira 26 Jan 2017

2017 hotel trends to look out for

The hotel industry is continuously evolving and as curtains quickly fall on 2016, more evolution is expected in the coming year. Here are top hotel trends that are likely to dominate the sector in 2017...

By Josephine Wawira 11 Jan 2017

Mobile phones usage for travel

In the latest report on how people use phones for travel, Google in collaboration with Ipsos has provided insights on the influences mobile devices have on travellers' decisions...

By Josephine Wawira 6 Dec 2016

The most spectacular lakes in Africa

From crystal-clear waters that give mirror-like reflections to hypnotic ripples whose effect create an amazing allure, here are the most spectacular lakes in Africa...

By Josephine Wawira 11 Nov 2016

Adventure ideas for your next holiday to Africa

If you are planning your next holiday to the land of unending adventures, Africa, you need to know what places have the experiences you are looking to have

By Josephine Wawira 1 Nov 2016

Frozen in time: the alluring beauty of Namibia's Deadvlei

Are you a tourist photographer seeking your next destination to capture those unforgettable natural shots of the world's beauty? Dead Vlei should be your very next stop...

By Josephine Wawira 31 Oct 2016

Globalisation and its effects on tourism in Africa

Africa's linkages to the rest of the world have expanded extensively and the people's way of life has in many ways consolidated with the global social standards...

By Josephine Wawira 13 Oct 2016

Driving corporate travel

While initially travel was only associated with leisure, the surge of corporate travellers across the world with close focus to Africa, has contributed highly to the massive increase in international travel...

By Josephine Wawira 3 Oct 2016

We all have a role in promoting accessible tourism

As part of responsible and sustainable tourism policy, accessibility for all to tourist facilities, services, and products is vital...

By Josephine Wawira 29 Sep 2016

Analysing gender aspects of the tourism industry

The gender perspective cannot be left out when discussing sustainable development, particularly because tourism is a major employing sector for both men and women...

By Josephine Wawira 21 Sep 2016

Trending traveller preferences in hotel bookings

Whether booking a hotel directly or through an online travel agent, there are trends that have undeniably dominated the process including the use of mobile devices and applications...

By Josephine Wawira 16 Sep 2016

Futuristic cities that will take Africa's tourism industry by storm

Inspired by the need for sustainable living, including access to sustainable energy, transport, and housing billions of dollars are being invested in the development of futuristic cities...

By Josephine Wawira 14 Sep 2016

Traverse the best wine countries in Africa

For many, the mention of wine brings luxury, vineyards, dining and wining to the imagination. For other, fancies go all the way to romantic and exotic destinations...

By Josephine Wawira 19 Aug 2016

Hail the continental Pan-African passport

The historic move by the AU aims at opening up borders to allow free movement of goods and people among the African countries...

By Josephine Wawira 18 Aug 2016

Embracing domestic tourism in Africa

For a long time, Africans have perceived traveling, especially within the continent, as a non-essential. Euromonitor International, however, says this trend is gradually changing...

By Josephine Wawira 15 Aug 2016

Taking a closer look at equine tourism

Equine tourism has gradually developed across the world, being the center of attraction for some destinations globally, such as Iceland, the US, South Africa, and Kenya...

By Josephine Wawira 8 Aug 2016

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