BA, KTB, TBI reward participants At Akwaaba

By Friday Nwosu British Airways, one of the world’s most recognised aviation brand, Kenya Tourism Board and Tour Brokers International have rewarded participants at the 12th Akwaaba Travel and Tourism Conference with various prizes for participating at the annual event. The event which had 15 participating countries with over 2,000 visitors in attendance came to a close with eight people […]

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Africa: After South Africa and Ghana, Kenya now appoints new CEO for tourism Board

Scanad Managing Director Betty Radier was earlier today appointed as the new Chief Executive of the Kenya Tourism Board, following an extensive selection process. The announcement was made by Board Chairman Mr. Jimmy Kariuki. Acting CEO Ms. Jacinta Nzioka will continue to hold fort until the 01st of December, when Betty will be formally introduced to the KTB staff and […]

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African Tourism: Kenya to scrap VAT charges for tourists at Parks

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The 2016/17 budget reading in the Kenyan parliament yesterday has met one of the key demands of the country’s tourism industry, when Cabinet Secretary for Finance Henry Rotich proposed to remove the Value Added Tax (VAT) on park entrance fees, which three years ago raised the cost to visit national parks by a whopping 16 percent. Another key demand sent […]

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African Tourism: Kenya celebrates increased Arrivals from S.A. and Nigeria targets East Africa

Kenya has announced a $1.5 million (Ksh150 million) marketing campaign in effort to reverse a drop in East African visitors following a similar successful campaign last year that have improved arrivals from Nigeria and South Africa. Tourism secretary Najib Balala said the campaign targeting visitors from Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda follows a recent consumer research conducted in the three countries. […]

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