Pesapal Introduces a Revolutionary Online Booking System

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The internet has brought about major changes in how the hotel and tourism industry works. It has impacted how hotels do business and how travellers find, pay for and experience their travel destinations. Recently there has been an added complexity to the market with the development of the shared economy and the emergence of online marketplaces such AirBnB, VBRO and FlipKey. This has seen some consumers opt for the more homey feel in their travel, disrupting the mainstream hotel business. … Continue reading

Pesapal CEO & Founder Honored at the Quartz Africa Innovators 2016 Summit

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On the 20th of July, 2016, our founder and CEO, Agosta Liko was honored as one of Quartz Africa’s Best Innovators 2016 at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Nairobi. The event saw Mr. Liko honored alongside 29 other Africans from various industries. This is the second time Quartz has recognized African innovators for their groundbreaking work, thought-leading initiatives, and creative approaches to problems in their chosen fields. While acknowledging the award, Mr. Liko, who was among the seven Kenyan finalists, said … Continue reading

Why Your Hotel Business Should Enable Online Payments

Now more than ever, the business and leisure traveller is going online to make his/her travel plans. From finding the next destination to getting reviews and making bookings, it’s all gone digital. To keep up with this new developments, it’s imperative that today’s hotels adapt and engage with their potential visitors online and make their user journey as simple as possible. This includes ensuring they can conveniently and securely make and pay for their hotel and safari bookings. Today’s post … Continue reading

NIC Launches Verified With Visa

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NIC Bank and Visa recently introduced an added layer of security for the banks’ cards through the Verified by Visa service. The new feature was launched for both debit and credit cards allowing consumers to shop securely online. NIC’s move was necessitated by the fact that online fraud has been on the rise leading to consumers and financial institutions losing millions to hackers. Increased online fraud figures can also be attributed to the fact that more and more people are … Continue reading

Airtel Airtime Top up with PesaPal

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Mobile phone penetration in Kenya is at an impressive 88.1% with 37.8 million subscribers and counting. This means that the demand for mobile airtime whether for data, voice or text is at an all time high with Telco’s tasked with ensuring this demand is met. Offline Topup One of the ways Airtel Kenya has undertaken this task is to make airtime purchase available using PesaPal. Subscribers can use Airtel Money top up or Mpesa Pay Bill number 220220. Mpesa Option … Continue reading