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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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  • Kenya is diversifying its unique tourism products and tapping on cultural tourism

    Published on : Thursday, December 6, 2018

    Kenya is diversifying its unique tourism products and tapping on cultural tourism as a key product. During addressing the 3rd edition of the UNWTO/UNESCO World Conference on Tourism and Culture in Istanbul, Turkey, Tourism and Wildlife Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala …

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  • Kenya, Mozambique ink visa waiver framework

    Published on : Friday, November 23, 2018

    Aimed at boosting trade and free movement of people between the two countries, Kenya and Mozambique signed a visa waiver framework. Kenyan President, Uhuru Kenyatta, witnessed the signing of the deal in Nairobi, with his Mozambican counterpart, Filipe Jacinto Nyusi. …

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  • Kenya to review airline incentive program to boost tourism

    Published on : Monday, November 5, 2018

    The Kenyan government said that it will review a charter incentives programme to incorporate low-cost carriers and scheduled flights to boost tourist numbers into the country.     Joe Okudo, permanent secretary at the tourism ministry, said the number of …

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  • Autograph Collection Hotels Debut in Kenya with Sankara Nairobi

    Published on : Tuesday, October 23, 2018

    Autograph Collection Hotels will make a debut in Kenya by including Sankara Nairobi in its collection of over 150 independent hotels across the world. Autograph Collection is a luxury hotel chain by Marriott International.   Sankara Nairobi is exactly like …

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  • Kenya promotes East Africa roads authority

    Published on : Saturday, October 13, 2018

    The Kenyan government has developed ball rolling on expanding connectivity of the East Africa region through the development in nfrastructure.   This follows the endorsement of the medium term budget of the country for the financial year 2019- 2020 by …

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  • Kenya expects to earn 15% more this year from tourism

    Published on : Saturday, October 6, 2018

    Kenya’s tourism minister Najib Balala has said that the country is expected to earn 15 percent more this year from tourism, with the number of visitors increasing by 17 to 18 percent. Kenya relies on tourism as a major source …

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  • Kenya to tie up with Ryanair, EasyJet for tourism boost

    Published on : Thursday, September 6, 2018

    Kenya is focused on making tourism one of the primary drivers of its economy.   According to reports, Nairobi is considering discussions with low-cost airlines like Ryanair Holdings Plc and easyJet Plc to begin flying to the nation.   Last …

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  • Hospitality sector of Kenya is still to identify its potential

    Published on : Thursday, August 30, 2018

    Tourism and hospitality is one of the key drivers for inclusive growth and sustainable economic development in Kenya with total contribution of 3.7% to the GDP of the country and supporting 429,500 jobs directly (3.4% of total employment) which according …

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