Archive for the ‘Tourism & Leisure’ category

Simba Corp – from small car dealership to leading conglomerate

Kenya’s Simba Corp has successfully diversified its business.

Meet the Boss: Adil Popat, CEO, Simba Corporation

Kenyan CEO stresses importance of having a balance between work and family.

Jovago hopes to make online hotel bookings the norm in East Africa

How we made it in Africa talks to Estelle Verdier, head of hotel booking site Jovago in East Africa.

Africa’s top five most travelled to cities

The 2014 MasterCard Global Destination Cities Index looks at Africa’s top five destination cities.

No visa required: Africa’s most powerful passports

New research ranks countries according to the number of places their passports can enter without a visa, or with a visa on arrival.

Flight comparison site wants to transform East African aviation

How we made it in Africa talks to the founders of

Meet the Boss: Gervais Djondo, co-founder, Ecobank

Gervais Djondo says it is important to surround yourself with the right people.

Kenya’s new hotels and restaurants creating opportunities for interior contractors

“We are seeing more demand for our services as more new hotels near completion.”

Can Kenya’s tourism industry bounce back from terror attacks?

Over the last 12 months Kenya has suffered numerous terror attacks that have killed close to 200 people and dented the country’s image abroad.

Cars, cake and hotels – a family business grabbing opportunities

Kenyan CEO tells how he designs solutions to business problems.

On the ground knowledge critical to expansion, says hotel group boss

Protea Hotels is investing in projects across East Africa.

Kenya’s terror attacks – the way forward for tourism investment

Despite attacks, Kenya’s tourism industry is “resilient”.

East Africa over the next 20 years? Expert shares his thoughts

East Africa’s star has been shining bright, but what does the future hold for the region?

App gives the inside scoop to Dakar’s nightlife

Senegal’s free Agendakar app connects users to happenings in the capital.

Meet the Boss: Jameel Verjee, founder and CEO, Diar Capital

“I have huge plans but I have learnt the hard way to think one day at a time.”