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Jumia Food Launches Online Pre-Payments in Kenya and Uganda

Jumia Food customers can now pre-pay for their food deliveries, as the online food delivering company commences online pre-payment options (credit cards and mobile payments) in Kenya and Uganda. This new payment option leverages the prominence of online payments in Africa, a continent that boasted 100 million active mobile moneyRead More

The State and Potential of the Aviation Sector in Kenya

The aviation sector plays a critical role in the development of Kenya’s economy, which according to IATA, contributed 5.1% to the GDP (approximately Sh330 billion / $3.2 billion) in 2017. This is besides supporting about 620,000 jobs in various related sectors including tourism. In the recent Hospitality Report 2018, JumiaRead More

Hospitality and Tourism’s Relevance to African Markets

The hospitality and tourism is an important sector for many developing countries, since it is one of the main foreign exchange earners and key exports component. In 2016, foreign visitors to Africa reached 58 million with a spending of USD 40.7 billion approximately 36.3%, and projected to reach 42.9bn byRead More

The Hotel Payment Option: Is Cash Still King?

There are about 2000 Kenyan hotels live on travel.jumia.com; a leading online hotel booking platform that gives hotel guests the option to “pay later” (at the hotel upon check in) or “pay now” (at the time of booking). While 60% of these hotels offer guests the flexibility to choose, 40%Read More

Mobile payments in Kenya and travel industry

The advent of Mobile Money Transfer marked the transformation of economic interaction. The success of mobile money transfer systems reshaped Kenya’s banking sector and led to the financial inclusion of 20M people. One of the leading African travel companies, a hotel booking website Jovago.com, gives an insight into how mobileRead More