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  • Emergency landing in Kenya as wheels fell off during take-off

    Published on : Wednesday, October 30, 2019

    The flight operated by domestic Kenyan airline Silverstone Air had to make an emergency landing after the aircraft’s wheels fell off during take-off.     On Monday 28 October the flight was departing Lodwar in northwest Kenya when the incident …

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  • Kenya will aim to increase its tourism numbers from the Asian market

    Published on : Tuesday, October 15, 2019

    Kenya will aim to increase its tourism numbers from the Asian market as it will be displaying its tourism products during the upcoming Internationale Tourismus Borse-Asia (ITB-Asia)-Singapore expo.   The expo is expected to take place between Oct. 16 and …

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  • Kenya celebrates World Tourism Day

    Published on : Friday, October 4, 2019

    World Tourism Day has been marked by the United Nations for decades and this year Kenya also celebrated this special day.   From free hikes to Nakuru county’s world-famous Menengai Volcanic Crater, where steam can still be seen coming out, …

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  • Kenya to arrange mega tourism seminar

    Published on : Wednesday, September 25, 2019

    The tourism exposition which is scheduled to kick-start from 2nd and continue till 4th October 2019 will be preceded by tours arranged for the business buyers to various tourist attractions all over the country from 27th September to 1st October …

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  • Kenya to host int’l fair in October for promoting tourism further

    Published on : Tuesday, September 24, 2019

    Kenya will host an international tourism fair in early October to bring influential travel trade representatives from more than 50 countries to promote the country as a tourist destination, organisers said on Monday.   Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) said the …

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  • Kenya strengthens bid to host the 24th edition of the UNWTO General Assembly in 2021

    Published on : Wednesday, September 11, 2019

    Kenya has strengthened its lobbying for winning the bid to host the 24th edition of the UNWTO General Assembly in 2021.   Najib Balala, the Cabinet Secretary for Tourism and Wildlife said that Kenya will make a strong case for …

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  • 2.1 m international tourists to visit Kenya in 2019

    Published on : Thursday, July 18, 2019

     An official said that Kenya expects around 2.1 million international tourists by the end of the year. This is attributes to the high number of arrivals due to the aggressive marketing in new destinations.     David Gitonga, chief executive …

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  • Beach tourism promoted by SHR in Kenya

    Published on : Thursday, June 27, 2019

    A senior government official  said on Wednesday that Kenya’s Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) is promoting beach tourism along the Indian Ocean shores.     According to Najib Balala, cabinet secretary, ministry of tourism and wildlife that  Mombasa to Nairobi railway …

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  • Autograph Collection Hotels debuts in Kenya welcoming Sankara Nairobi

    Published on : Thursday, May 2, 2019

    Autograph Collection Hotels and Marriott International’s distinctive collection of passionately independent hotels, today welcomed Sankara Nairobi to its diverse and distinguished portfolio of over 171 hotels around the world, marking the debut for the brand in Kenya. Set in the …

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  • Kenya is witnessing twice as many tourists from China now

    Published on : Thursday, May 2, 2019

    Kenya is witnessing twice as many tourists from China as it used to few years ago with increasing bilateral ties between the two countries.   At least 230,500 Chinese nationals visited Kenya, spending nights in various hotels in different parts …

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  • Kenya domestic tourism boosts with Chinese built railway system

    Published on : Tuesday, April 23, 2019

    Chinese built railway system is boosting Kenya’s domestic tourism, therefore increasing Keneya’s revenue.   Over the years, the domestic transportation system had been a major hindrance for many would-be domestic tourists. But now, with the help of China, the hindrance …

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  • Kenya hosts 79th Skal International Congress last year in Mombasa

    Published on : Tuesday, March 19, 2019

    After successfully hosting the 79th Skal International Congress last year in Mombasa, there has been an increase in number of new inquiries by international visitors who are coming to Kenya for holiday.   Skal International comprises tourism industry professionals with …

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  • Kenya to build commuter rail line in Nairobi to ease traffic congestion

    Published on : Monday, March 18, 2019

    Kenya plans to partner with France to build a commuter rail line in the capital city Nairobi, according to a statement issued by State House. The rail line will connect the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and the city’s Central Business …

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  • US embassy issues travel warning, chances of attacks in Kenya

    Published on : Wednesday, February 6, 2019

    On Monday credible information indicated that Westerners will be targeted by extremists and the United States warned its citizens in Kenya.     A week before there was a deadly al-Shabab attack on an upmarket hotel in the capital, Nairobi …

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  • Five star Hemingways Nairobi ranked best hotel in Kenya

    Published on : Wednesday, January 30, 2019

    Luxury 5-star rated hotel Hemingways Nairobi has been rated as the best hotel in Kenya by global travel website Trip Advisor.     The 2019 Travelers’ Choice Awards is based on reviews and opinions from millions of ordinary travelers who …

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  • Kenya releases its tourism statistics for 2018

    Published on : Friday, January 25, 2019

    Kenya has released its tourism statistics for 2018 which has amazed industry watchers who commended the quickness and effectiveness with which they have compiled the data.   Kenya like few other African countries has adopted an effective data collection mechanism …

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  • Kenya tourism crossed the 2 m mark in 2018 thanks to political stability

    Published on : Tuesday, January 8, 2019

    The political stability in Kenya sent the tourism numbers hurtling to 2.02 million. The stability is largely attributed to the handshake between President Uhuru & ODM leader and AU envoy Raila Odinga in March 2018. For the first time Kenya …

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  • Wild animal population declines in Kenya, tourism alert

    Published on : Saturday, January 5, 2019

    The latest data indicates a decline in Kenya’s wild animals population, in 2016 there were about 40,400 animals on record which were not available in 2017. The trend should worry the conservationists.     Around 2.3 million visitors entered the …

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  • Tourist numbers going up in Kenya

    Published on : Thursday, January 3, 2019

    The international market has got back its confidence in Kenya with tourist numbers going up, according to Travelers Beach Hotel sales and marketing manager Wafula Waswa.   Waswa said that the Sh200 million charter Incentive Programme that started in 2016 …

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  • Kenya Airways reduces frequency of New York service

    Published on : Saturday, December 8, 2018

    After one month after launching its inaugural New York flight on October 28, Kenya Airways has announced plans to reduce frequency on the route.     Effective January 15, Kenya Airways will operate between New York Kennedy and Nairobi five …

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