Ms. Christine Olanga

Designation: Tutorial Fellow
Contact: :+254 721 586 708
Email:  christine.olanga@dkut.ac.ke
Department: Tourism and Hospitality Management

Research Interests

  • Cultural event promotion and sponsorship
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Hospitality Management.

Academic Background

QualificationInstitutionYear
Masters in Hospitality and Tourism ManagementKenyatta University 2015
Bachelors Degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management Kenyatta University2009

Work Experience

PositionInstitutionYear
Tutorial FellowDedan Kimathi University of Technology May 2015 to Date
External Part-Time Lecturer Egerton University2010-2015
Part-Time Lecturer Technical University of Kenya2013-2014
Travel Logistics & Field Monitoring Assistant Population Services International, Kenya2008-2009

Areas of Expertise

  • Hospitality Management
  • Events Management.

Peer Reviewed Journal Publications

Olanga, C.A., Gesage, B., & Murungi, C (2015). Planning expertise, variables influencing Performance outcomes and management of wedding planning firms in Nairobi County, Kenya. African Journal of Tourism Hospitality and Leisure Studies 1(1).

Publications in conference proceedings

Olanga, C., Gesage, B., & Murungi, C. (2014). Planning Expertise, Variables Influencing Performance Outcomes and Management of Wedding Organization Firms in Nairobi County, Kenya.
Paper Presented in International Antalya Hospitality Tourism and Travel Research Conference 9th-12th December 2014 Porto Bello Hotel Antalya; Turkey. ISBN: 978-605-4483-22-8

Awards, Scholarships and Recognitions

Vice Chancellor’s Post Graduate Tuition Grant, Kenyatta University, Kenya(September 2009- September 2011) Support level: Kshs. 300,000

Research

MSc. thesis: Impact of Firmographics, Expertise, Constraints and Constraint Management Methods on Weddings Organized by Wedding Planning Firms in Nairobi County, Kenya.

Other Academic and Professional Achievements

French Café Crème 2, Alliance Francias Nairobi, Kenya (2002)