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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The importance of Africa's middle-class in the hospitality industry

A rising middle-class, especially concentrated in urban areas, is a contributor to the expansion of hotels in the continent...

By Josephine Wawira 6 Apr 2017

Explore Africa's havens for bikers

From mountain biking to road cycling, BMX racing, or just leisure biking, Africa is an awe-inspiring destination for bikers across the world...

By Josephine Wawira 22 Mar 2017

Hotel fitness centres, a new gold in the hospitality industry

The growing trend from home based fitness programmes to local fitness memberships, now includes the need for travellers to keep fit even when on their trips, be it leisure or business...

By Josephine Wawira 10 Mar 2017

The best conferencing facilities in Africa 2017

The MICE industry is booming in Africa, with countries investing millions of dollars in constructing or renovating existing conference facilities...

By Josephine Wawira 8 Mar 2017

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 27 Feb 2017

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

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