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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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  • Kenya ramps up security investments to scale up tourist numbers

    Published on : Tuesday, August 28, 2018

    According to a hospitality report by Jumia Travel, Kenya’s tourism industry is driving exports and providing foreign exchange, earning the country tourism expenditures of about USD1.2 billion in 2017. This is a 20% increase from approximately USD 989 million in …

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  • Kenya to build marine museums to improve tourism

    Published on : Wednesday, July 18, 2018

      Kenya plans to establish a network of marine museums across the country to boost tourism, an official said on Monday.       An official mentioned that Kenya had plans of establishing a network of marine museums across the …

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  • Kenya’s deputy president stresses the need of marketing for unlocking its tourism potential

    Published on : Thursday, June 14, 2018

    Deputy President of Kenya William Ruto has asked the tourism sector to review its marketing strategy as part of its efforts to attract more tourists to the country. He stressed that there is need to make a decisive and strategic …

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  • Africa accounts for 29% of international arrivals for Kenya last year

    Published on : Monday, June 11, 2018

    Last year, Africa accounted for 29 per cent of international arrivals as the Kenyan tourism industry grew at the backdrop of increased business, cultural and linguistic ties between countries in the continent, according to Tourism Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala.   …

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  • Kenya decides to reduce participation in tourism fairs across the world

    Published on : Friday, May 11, 2018

    Kenya has decreased participation in tourism fairs across the world, stressing that the shows are not adding value to its growth strategy.   Past appearances analysis shows that Kenya was not getting value for money and would only participate in …

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  • Kenya depends on biking safaris to promote domestic travel

    Published on : Friday, May 4, 2018

    Tourism marketing department of Kenya stated about their plans to start promoting domestic travel by undertaking three mountain bike races commencing this weekend.   Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) mentioned on Thursday that it has partnered with cycling events organizer, Ngong …

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  • Njoro County Club plans to use its rich colonial history for marketing golf tourism

    Published on : Tuesday, April 10, 2018

    Njoro County Club plans to make use of its rich colonial history for marketing golf tourism. The recreation facility, which was the headquarters of European settlers, boasts of some of the richest colonial heritages in the country. The club wishes …

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  • First flag in Kenya for Movenpick Hotels & Resorts as new upscale business hotel opens in Nairobi

    Published on : Monday, April 9, 2018

    Movenpick Hotels & Resorts has made its debut in Kenya with the official opening today of Movenpick Hotel & Residences Nairobi.   Located in the thriving commercial, retail and entertainment hub, Westlands, close to the city centre, diplomatic districts and …

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  • Kenya launches tourism training programme to reshape the travel industry

    Published on : Friday, April 6, 2018

    Kenya Tourism Board launches the tourism training programme to equip domestic product managers and sales agents with skills to sell travel experiences online.     Betty Radier, KTB Managing Director, said the Kenya tourism marketing body has partnered with Google, …

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