Jumia partners with Amadeus to launch first Flight Marketplace in Africa

Jumia Travel has partnered with Amadeus, a leading travel technology company to launch the first flight marketplace in Africa. The partnership is the base for a new flights marketplace on Jumia, which according to the company will be a step further towards making travel in Africa simple and affordable. The platform aims at enabling travel […]

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E-Commerce penetration in Kenya ramping up travel

Online buying and selling of goods and services, online transactions, high mobile penetration, fast connectivity, a digital savvy population and an increased consumer spending power are among factors increasingly fueling the penetration and growth of e-commerce in Kenya. One of the sectors consequently effected by this disruption is the travel industry, in part because of […]

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62 million: No. of international arrivals in Africa in 2017

Africa reached a record 62 million international arrivals in 2017, translating to a growth of 8%. Arrivals in Sub-Saharan Africa increased by 5% while North Africa enjoyed a strong recovery with a 13% growth in arrivals. The continental growth supersedes that of the international number, which stood at 7% in 2017 to reach 1,322 million. […]

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JUMIA TRAVEL launches the 2nd edition of KENYA TRAVEL AWARDS

Jumia Travel, Africa’s leading online travel agency, is set to hold the second edition of the Kenya Travel Awards 2018. The awards aim at promoting Kenya’s tourism sector, and responds to the need of encouraging hoteliers to improve the quality of their services for further advancement of their respective destinations. “By organizing these African Travel […]

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Technologies that will enhance hotel experience in 2018

As we look forward to closing the year, Jumia Travel takes a keen look at emerging and growing hotel technologies that will shape the new year. Voice Adaptation, anyone home? Voice is no doubt an ongoing craze across various industries; think of Siri, Alexa, Cortana and the rest. The little complications of accents, privacy and […]

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The Black Friday Craze! Understanding the Buzz Around the Biggest Sale Event

With less than two weeks to the biggest annual sale event, everyone is on their marks for this year’s Black Friday. Celebrated on the 24th of November, the Black Friday sales began in America and are marked the day following Thanksgiving. Over the years, the practice has spread to different parts of the world, with […]

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New Report Projects Lead Growth in Kenya and South Africa Luxury Travel

A new report released in collaboration with the ongoing WTM London (World Travel Market) exhibition has named Kenya and South Africa as the projected continent’s leaders in luxury hotel growth. The report titled, “Top 100 Cities Destination Ranking 2017” is the twelfth annual edition of industry report released by global market research firm, Euromonitor. The […]

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Jumia Travel to revive its Business in Sudan after economic sanctions against the country were revoked

Jumia Travel has announced that it is reviving its operations in Sudan after the revocation of economic sanctions against the country. The sanctions relief, Jumia Travel says comes as a go-ahead to tapping key trade and investment opportunities in Sudan, across industries such as finance, agriculture, mining and tourism. Jumia Travel plans to revive business […]

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How to market your property online

By Joyce Mbaire, As a homeowner, you may decide to cash in on your real estate investment for one reason or the other. Whatever your reasons may be, you will need to market your home in order to maximize the return on your investment. Here are a few factors you need to bear in mind to […]

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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 […]

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Jumia Travel expands to Cover London and Dubai

Jumia Travel is further solidifying its global presence in the hotel, travel, and tourism ecosystem, unveiling new continental and international destinations. The company has registered an inventory of more than 30,000 hotels in Africa and over 300,000 worldwide; only four years since inception in 2013. These include new properties in popular destinations in Africa including […]

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Jumia Travel launches local and international flight services

As the continent marked Africa Aviation Day 2017  Jumia Travel, has announced the launch of flight services for both local and international travelers across the world. The announcement comes at a time when top aviation sector stakeholders and decision makers from different frontiers assemble in a two-day summit, expected to examine internal and external aspects, […]

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Uganda is Kenya’s Leading Source Market, While USA Beats UK to the top Position

In a surprising turn of events, Uganda took the lead as Kenya’s top source market in Africa, while Germany and Italy tail the numbers globally. According to data from the Kenya Tourism Board (KTB), The Pearl almost doubled her score of 29,038 visitors in 2015 to 51,023 for the year ended (2016). The report attributes […]

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Five Guides to Becoming an Eco-friendly Traveler

  Tourism is no doubt a world leader in employment, global GDP, and socially; a great aid to cultural integration. With the number of international visitors having crossed the one billion mark, it’s imperative for every traveler to consciously watch what they do, how they interact with the environment, their carbon footprint, as well as […]

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Jumia Travel Launches “Travel Wednesday” across its platform

Jumia Travel has launched a campaign dubbed “Travel Wednesday” running every Wednesday to Friday on the company’s official website. The campaign’s main objective is to carry on readily negotiated rates referred to as “Dream Deals” with the aim of encouraging and facilitating travel through the year. With 2017 having been designated as the “Year of […]

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Staying Relevant: #7 Travel and Tourism Trends to Watch Out For in 2017

From the advent of bleisure and braggies to the constitution of travel as a human right by the UNWTO, 2016 has been and still is a remarkable year. We have seen growing interest in gaining new experiences as compared to owning stuff as well as the rise and reign of the sharing economy in the […]

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The Sharing Economy: a driver for e-commerce in Kenya and Africa.

Technologically advanced innovations and solutions are disrupting the somehow settled e-Commerce sector. According to a report by Price WaterHouse Coopers (UK), global revenues generated by the growing phenomenal that is shared economy or peer to peer (P2P) business is predicted to be worth $335bn by 2025. However, this figure is only said to represent revenues […]

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Jumia Travel to offer Kenyan Holidayers with Black Friday Deals for Second Time, After 2015 Debut

Jumia Travel has announced the second big day of the company’s Black Friday fortnight, that has seen a number of flash offers, discounted bargains and pocket-friendly packages go on sale via the company’s online platform –  travel.jumia.com. The Jumia Travel sale is in it’s second season after a successful debut in 2015 and according to […]

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Jumia announces winners of the second edition of the Jumia Hotel Awards

Jumia has announced the winners of the second edition  of Jumia Hotel Awards. The winners were announced yesterday at the same time the company celebrated its third anniversary. With five categories each respectively covering a topical highlight in the hotel business, the Jumia Hotel Awards celebrate greatest achievements and relationships. According to the company that […]

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Jumia says it is confident its countrywide delivery network,and diverse payment options will offer customers a seamless experience.

Jumia Black Friday is coming eleven days earlier

The Jumia Black Friday is here, and it is starting eleven days earlier. Jumia says this is to allow hoppers take advantage of the thousands of deals lined up. Starting 14th November shoppers will enjoy huge discounts on specific categories of products each day across consumer goods, electronics, fashion, home appliances, sports and fitness, kids […]

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5 Ways Technology Trends Have Shaped the Travel Sector

Different sectors have experienced the reign of technological innovations in different ways, but perhaps it’s the travel sector that has gained more than any other. From search, to bookings, transport, payment, in-room entertainment and even itineraries; the sector continues to enjoy fresh discoveries that would have been passed as wishes not so long ago. Here […]

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Jumia named among MIT’s Top 50 Smartest Companies 2016

Africa Internet Group, which recently re-branded to JUMIA GROUP has been recognized in the MIT prestigious list of the 50 smartest companies- 2016. Ranking 47 on the list, JUMIA stood out as the only company with main focus on the developing African online economy. The list published by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology mentioned, among […]

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Yared Kifle - Head of Revenue Management East Africa during a training session with for hotel front desk staff

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% of the listed properties prefer […]

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