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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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  • Kenya has ambitious plans to boost tourism

    Published on : Tuesday, March 27, 2018

    Kenyan officials said on Tuesday that the country will be holding the first ever Kenya Tourism Festival in September to coincide with the celebration of the World Tourism Day.   Cabinet secretary for tourism and wildlife, Najib Balala, said the …

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  • Kenya not going to take part in future tourism travel fairs

    Published on : Monday, March 19, 2018

    Kenya has announced that they are not going to take part in future tourism travel fairs. According to Alain St. Ange Consulting, Kenya said enough and cancelled everything, but have admitted that they will facilitate with the branding of the …

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  • US Direct Flights Plan to Boost Tourism in Kenya

    Published on : Monday, February 26, 2018

    The United States direct flights plan will boost the country’s tourism industry in Kenya and   Kenya Airways (KQ) is set to fly its maiden direct flight to the US on October 28th, which will effectively cut travel time between Nairobi …

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  • Kenya optimistic on cruise tourism development

    Published on : Friday, February 23, 2018

    The tourism stakeholders in Kenya expressed optimism about the growth of cruise tourism next season which begins in September.   The Kenya Association of Hotelkeepers and Caterers Coast Executive Director Sam Ikwaye said the arrival of six cruise ships at …

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  • Kenya boost tourism sector by wooing more airlines

    Published on : Tuesday, February 13, 2018

    A senior government official said that Kenya is seeking to woo more airlines to fly into the country in order to boost the tourism sector. The tourism sector was under-performing due to limited aviation capacity in Kenya stated Najib Balala, …

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  • New tourism strategy by Kenya to double revenue

    Published on : Monday, February 12, 2018

    After  implementing the new marketing plan Kenya plans to double its income from tourism in the medium term. According to an official  potentially returning tourism is a top foreign exchange earner.     Najib Balala, Cabinet Secretary for Tourism and …

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  • Bunson Travel Services renews exclusive technology partnership with Travelport for 5-years

    Published on : Thursday, January 25, 2018

    Travelport, the leading Travel Commerce Platform, announced it has renewed its exclusive technology partnership with Bunson Travel Services Ltd, the leading Travel Management Company (TMC) in East Africa, for a period of 5-years.         Bunson Travel Services, …

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  • Kenya expects tourism to get better if peace is maintained

    Published on : Tuesday, January 9, 2018

    International tourist bookings to Kenya slowed down after the disputed August 8 presidential election results and the repeat poll on October 26.   Kenya Tourism Federation (KTF) chairman Mohamed Hersi said that the tourism sector has chances of recovering this …

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  • Night travel banned in Kenya due to fatal accidents

    Published on : Monday, January 1, 2018

    In a bid to prevent accidents that have so far claimed 200 lives in the month of December, the Kenyan government banned long-distance public service vehicles from traveling at night.   Francis Meja, the Director General of National Transport and …

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  • Tourism remains one of the mainstays for the Kenyan economy

    Published on : Thursday, December 28, 2017

    Tourism remains one of the chief components of the Kenyan economy. However, tourism’s performance has been, for a long time, adversely affected by international and home-grown terrorism and high political uncertainty due to cut-throat political competition.   Kenya is one …

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  • UK envoy says the country will support to revamp tourism in coast countries

    Published on : Wednesday, November 8, 2017

    The United Kingdom and the European Union has decided to collaborate with six Coast county governments on security, investment and tourism.     UK ambassador to Kenya Nic Hailey said in his statement that the government will support the counties …

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  • Marriott International opens its new hotel at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport

    Published on : Tuesday, November 7, 2017

    One of the popular global hospitality firm Marriott International has opened a new 172-room hotel at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) in Embakasi, Nairobi, Kenya.     The facility, Four Points by Sheraton Nairobi Airport hotel, becomes the second at …

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  • UNWTO expresses confidence on tourism in Madagascar

    Published on : Saturday, November 4, 2017

    The Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Taleb Rifai has visited Madagascar to express the Organization’s full support to the tourism sector. Madagascar’s tourism is facing a challenging situation following a plague outbreak which has prompted some countries to …

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  • Kenya’s international tourism shows resilience in first half of 2017

    Published on : Wednesday, September 13, 2017

    International tourists have grown by six per cent to 598 million all around the globe in the first six months of this year, which is the strongest since the last seven years.     The latest UNWTO Tourism Barometer showed …

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  • Kenya’s call for wildlife adventure and sustainable tourism

    Published on : Friday, September 1, 2017

    Kenya has always been referred as Africa’s safari capital and well renowned for its National Parks and the Big Five namely Africa, Lion, African Elephant, African Leopard, Cape Buffalo and Rhinoceros.     We take you through a journey visiting …

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  • For Kenya, tourism industry ensures one of the major sources of income

    Published on : Sunday, July 9, 2017

    For many developing countries of the world, tourism is one of the main income sources. For Kenya, one of Africa’s leading tourism destinations, the tourism industry is the country’s second largest source of foreign exchange after agriculture. In 2016, the …

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  • Kenya’s tourism stakeholders banking on return of flamingos to propel tourism

    Published on : Saturday, May 13, 2017

    In order to boost tourism activities in in the Rift Valley area, Kenya’s tourism industry players are banking on the return of flamingos to the Lake Bogoria. The tourism activities in the area which had stalled for the past two …

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  • Kenya sees an increase in international tourists

    Published on : Wednesday, April 19, 2017

    A UN agency has said that 1.3 million tourists spent Sh100 billion in Kenya last year. It is a 17% increase from the previous Sh85 billion. The UNWTO said total international arrivals by air and by sea increased by 16.7 …

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  • Kenya expected to record 30% increase in tourist arrivals from West Africa

    Published on : Thursday, April 6, 2017

    According to a report by the National Association of Nigeria Travel Agencies, Kenya is projected to record a 30 per cent increase in tourist arrivals from West Africa. The report shows that Kenya is the country most visited by West …

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