Comparing Kenya  tourist arrivals  to Morocco & South Africa not like for like 

Why continued comparison of Kenya’s tourism arrivals to South Africa or Morocco is wrong. In the past couple of years we have continued to compare our tourists arrival numbers to South Africa and lately Morocco. I will focus on South Africa and Morocco. In tourism any travel above five hours is classified as long haulContinue reading “Comparing Kenya  tourist arrivals  to Morocco & South Africa not like for like “

Madaraka Express is what Kenya Coast Tourism needed 

#WhyILoveKenya Impact of Madaraka  Express on Mombasa & Kenya Coast  Hotels. Firstly SGR core business is NOT passenger service. Cargo is the core business but as tourism players we are delighted. Allow me to explain. We have seen the huge domestic tourism campaign over the past years.  During the travel advisories, Nairobi  residents saved Mombasa.Continue reading “Madaraka Express is what Kenya Coast Tourism needed “

May Nakumatt rise up like the proverbial bird phoenix 

Good people every firm has its ups and downs. Nakumatt  a Kenyan brand which is more than two decades old is going through the toughest times since inception. Nakumatt were pioneers in one stop shopping.  They made family shopping such a pleasure  . Before they moved into TZ  and UG  , folks from Arusha wouldContinue reading “May Nakumatt rise up like the proverbial bird phoenix “

CNN undermining tourism recovery in Kenya 

To many people in the West, Africa is one big country. Nairobi is host to most of the International bureau chiefs due to various reasons from location to ease of accessibility ,  connectivity and comfort.  Terror is a global concern for any traveller and the continuous  reporting  from Nairobi on terror attacks happening in placesContinue reading “CNN undermining tourism recovery in Kenya “

Lack of basics will undermine Madaraka Express 

This morning I chose to to check out the Miritini  station.  I couldn’t believe my eyes , travellers were up queuing as early as 6.30am for a 9am trip .  The following need to happen pronto  1. Please get the online booking happening like yesterday.  Please spare us the ceremonies ie launch date etc.  OnlineContinue reading “Lack of basics will undermine Madaraka Express “

To Kenya Railways , its time to get your ducks in a row. 

Madarak Express & Kenya Railwaya: I am a big fan of this huge project SGR Kenya now named Madaraka Express. The niceties are now over, I am obsessed with customer care hence I will be very candid.  It pains me a great deal to see basics missing since  the debut of Madaraka  Express  I haveContinue reading “To Kenya Railways , its time to get your ducks in a row. “

Ronaldo, get to know him. It’s sheer hard work.

Allow me to share insights on a footballer who has grown from strength to strength. A footballer who is considered not as skilful as other greats  but works extremely hard to thrive and shine. Last night he helped his team Real Madrid  to win the champions league back to back with ease. I have alwaysContinue reading “Ronaldo, get to know him. It’s sheer hard work.”

Kwale can create the first well planned city in Kenya thanks to the planned Southern Bypass.

#WhyILoveKenya Why Kwale is the next big thing if only they seize the opportunity. Above is Muscat Corniche drive that can be replicated at the Tsunza waterfront. We must avoid private homes taking up this space . For those who are observant you would have seen the invitation by GOK for bidders to implement theContinue reading “Kwale can create the first well planned city in Kenya thanks to the planned Southern Bypass.”

To Gov Joho & CS Macharia. Kibarani traffic gridlock now needs your personal attention.

Cry my beloved city of Mombasa. In the last few days the traffic gridlock  at Kibarani  is simply crazy . The main cause of this mess is mainly attributed to trucks but you will ask me we have always had trucks. Now something happened on the left side of the road as you start toContinue reading “To Gov Joho & CS Macharia. Kibarani traffic gridlock now needs your personal attention.”

You want to benchmark on city planning , go next door Kigali NOT Singapore.

​Rwanda Kigali  next door neighbour is showing the rest of Sub  Saharan  Africa that indeed growth of a city can be done in an orderly manner. Please note the orderly manner in which the residential homes are coming up replacing the current red bricks homes synonymous with Kigali. How I wish the same could happenContinue reading “You want to benchmark on city planning , go next door Kigali NOT Singapore.”