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Kenya to Partner with African Tourism Board

African Tourism Board CEO Doris Wortel with Kenya Tourism dignitaries

Nairobi, 15 February 2020 – Following a four-day working visit to Kenya, African Tourism Board (ATB) CEO, Doris Wörfel, engaged with tourism industry leaders to initiate and advance pilot projects that could be implemented across the African Continent. During the CEO’s ...

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Popular Travel Destinations in Africa

Giraffe stretching to reach tree canopy leaves

As the second biggest continent in the world, Africa is renowned for its wildlife and expansive landscapes. This is a continent that mesmerizes visitors with images of crystalline waters, vast grasslands, exotic fauna and flora, white-sand beaches, and majestic mountain ...

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Kenya Tourism Exceeds Global Growth

Kenya fag over Nairobi National Park

Travel & Tourism in Kenya grew faster than the global average of 3.9% and the Sub-Saharan Africa average of 3.3%, according to new research from the World Travel & Tourism Council. In 2018, Travel & Tourism in Kenya grew 5.6% ...

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Kenya Tourist Circuits Unaffected by Nairobi Terror Attack

Kenya fag over Nairobi National Park

Following the horrendous terror attack that occurred at a Nairobi hotel on Tuesday, the Kenya Tourism Federation has confirmed that all tourist circuits across the country are operating normally. The country is safe, and tourists are urged to continue with ...

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Mozambique Ranked Greenest Country In The World

As global citizens celebrate World Environment Health Day today, research from energy comparison experts MoneySuperMarket reveals that Mozambique causes the least impact on the world’s climate while South Africa is listed as Africa’s biggest polluter. As research into climate change continues, it only ever becomes ...

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Kenya Launches Tourism Blueprint 2030

NAIROBI, 26 July 2018 – The Kenya Ministry of Tourism has launched the Big 4 Tourism Plan – a set of strategies devised towards the implementation of the Blueprint 2030. At a meeting presided over by Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala, the Ministry of Tourism ...

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Kenya defeats Uganda in Rugby Africa Gold Cup

NAIROBI, Kenya, July 7, 2018 – The Kenya Simbas played against the Uganda Cranes in Nairobi, Kenya today. Kenya beat the neighbours 38-22 to bag their third win of the 2018Africa Gold Cup, a qualifier for the 2019 Rugby World ...

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4 Top Tourist Attractions in Kenya

From dense equatorial forests to tropical beaches, freshwater lakes and coral reefs, Kenya has some of the world’s greatest tourist attraction sites and has attracted adventurers, travellers and explorers to Africa for centuries. Kenya’s wildlife safaris have been attracting tourists ...

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Ford Provides Grants for Conservation in Africa

PRETORIA, South Africa – Conservation and related education projects in Kenya, Mozambique and Tanzania have gained new impetus following the provision of $ 20 000 (USD) grants to leading environmental organisations by the Ford Motor Company. Ford Motor Company has ...

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Eco-Friendly Lodges: Asilia Africa

Roho ya Selous, in the UNESCO world heritage site of Selous Game Reserve in southern Tanzania, is the latest addition to the Asilia stable of ecotourism camps.  As an impact company, Asilia is a leader in the African eco-tourism industry. ...

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Africa Hotel Valuation Index 2017

HVS, the global hospitality consulting firm and host of the THINC Africa conference, launched their 2017 African Hotel Valuation Index (HVI) at the conference. This year sees the fourth edition of the African HVI, which includes more markets and increasing ...

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Discover Luxury in Kenya

Kenya is an exceptional African destination for luxury safari and beach holidays with variety to suit different segments; couples, honeymooners or families. Kenya is renown as the world’s leading safari destination and indeed in many ways, Kenya is the ultimate ...

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Hotel Valuation Index: Africa

The third edition of the HVS/STR African Hotel Valuation Index offers critical information on 21 African hotel markets and the countries, including hotel value changes and projections through 2016 and intelligence on market dynamics. Numerous factors influence the value of ...

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Kenya Tourism Board Welcomes South Africans

Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) has appointed a local agency, Activ8 Branding, as their local in-market representative to further enhance their marketing drive in South Africa. A structured plan has been developed aimed at enticing more South African travellers to experience the ...

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Seychelles-Kenya Talks to Boost Aviation and Tourism

Thu, 06 April 2017 – Seychelles and Kenya have made great strides in further consolidating bilateral relations during President Danny Faure’s State Visit to Kenya. Some of the key agreements made by the two Heads of State have already transpired into concrete actions following bilateral talks on Monday. ...

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Kenya Represented on WTFL Advisory Board

Since launching in 2009, the World Tourism Forum Lucerne (WTFL) has been professionally supported by an international Advisory Board. Jacinta Nzioka of the Kenya Tourism Board has become the Advisory Board’s newest member. WTFL said that after a detailed talent search ...

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Tourism Safety in Kenya

The Kenya Tourism Federation Safety & Communication Centre (KTF-SCC) was established in 1998, and has since made significant contributions to the drop in reported tourist related incidents in the country. The SCC disseminates safety and security advice to tourists and ...

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Kenya’s Weird and Wonderful Hotels

Kenya has a wide range of weird and wonderful hotels – making the whole experience of travelling to Kenya, that much more exiting, writes Jessica Ndlovu. When people think of travelling to Kenya, they think of scenic sights and wildlife ...

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Elewana Afrika Appoints New Director of Sales & Marketing

Elewana Afrika Ltd, operating as Elewana Collection, has announced the appointment of James Haigh to the position of Director of Sales & Marketing, effective from 1 March 2016. Joining the Elewana team based in Nairobi, James will lead the group’s ...

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Kenya Announces New Tourism Incentives

President Uhuru Kenyatta yesterday announced a range of new incentives put in place to encourage tourism in Kenya. Speaking at the opening of Kenya’s first luxury yachting marina (English Point Marina) in Mobasa, the President unveiled the initiatives including the ...

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Diani Beach – Magical Kenya’s Hidden Gem

Kenya is renown as a Big 5 safari destination but not many are aware of its Marine 5, which abound along the country’s 1420 km coastline. Here, some truly unique hidden gems await international tourists to show off its marine ...

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ATA’s 40th Annual World Congress

I’ve attended travel trade conferences aplenty over the years, but ATA’s World Congress has set the bar in terms of programme content and quality speakers, writes Des Langkilde. The Africa Travel Association (ATA) 40th Annual World Congress held in Nairobi, ...

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Hosting the Rich and Famous in Kenya

View from lounge at Alfajiri Villas, Kenya

From medical doctor to hospitality host to the rich and famous, the story of Alfajiri Villas owner Dr Fabrizi Molinaro provides an interesting case study on marketing exclusivity in Kenya.

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Second Maasai Olympics – Kenya

Four thousand young Maasai warriors and their elder “fathers,” have banded together to take lion killing out of their culture and replace it with competitive sports, writes Caroline Graham. The Maasai Olympics 2014 will be held on 13 December 2014 ...

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Growth Expected in Africa’s Hospitality Sector

Report Review: PwC 4th edition: ‘Hospitality Outlook: 2014-2018’ Despite South Africa’s economy facing headwinds, the hospitality sector is poised for further growth in the next five years in the wake of a number of inbound travellers into the African continent. ...

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Nairobi’s hotels could grow if stability improves

Kenya’s Nairobi hotel sector has demonstrated an impressive resilience and strength in the wake of a turbulent 18 months and is likely to reach its true potential with a period of political and economic stability. This is the conclusion of ...

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Kenya Visa Required from 1 July

The Kenyan High Commission in SA have announced that South African travellers wanting to visit Kenya will need a visa from July 1, 2014. Ordinary visa applicants travelling to or transiting through Kenya will be required to pay a service ...

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Kenya Renames JKIA Terminals

In order to enhance their customer experience and facilitation at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA), Kenya Airports Authority plan to rename the terminal facilities at the airport. The rename which comes into effect on 30th June 2014 will affect ...

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Why I Love Kenya

Porini Camps / GameWatchers Safaris deserve an accolade for supporting Kenya Tourism’s #WhyILoveKenya campaign to turn the tide of recent negativity. Below is an excerpt from GameWatchers Safaris Newsletter. Editor Sometimes the spotlight that is shone upon Kenya by the ...

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Laid Back Lamu Island, Kenya

An aerial view over Manda Island, Kenya

There’s a tangible sense of the past, as if time has ceased to exist in Kenya’s Lamu Archipelago, that is uniquely memorable and appealing for niche leisure tourism. By Des Langkilde. This information map of the Lamu Archipelago is displayed ...

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Destination Review: Kenya’s Maasai Mara

The Maasai Mara Ecosystem is home to the Big Five, among other species of wildlife, and has one of the highest lion population habitats in the world. This is where over two million Wildebeest, Zebra and Thomsons Gazelle migrate annually. ...

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Destination Update: Kenya

Tourism Tattler asked the Kenya Tourism Board’s Managing Director Murithi Ndegwa, for a couple of bullet points on the countries prospects as a tourist destination. We got more than we expected: Q: What is the impact of the recent Westgate attacks and ...

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Government Tourism Scam

South Africa charges visitors USD70 for free tourist visa. By Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H.Thome. Kenyans started reacting sharply to news that they now have to pay a private contractor a massive 5,850 Kenya shillings (697.94 ZAR) for a visa to ...

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Kenya ranks second in Africa in MICE tourism

Conference tourism is emerging as Kenya’s new growth frontier, earning the country second position after South Africa last year in the number of conferences held on the continent. The placement in the Country & City Rankings 2012 by the International ...

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