Africa: Jacinta Nzioka to be appointed Director of the Kenya Convention Bureau

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News are emerging at the sidelines of the just opened Magical Kenya Travel Expo 2019, that Mrs. Jacinta Nzioka will be heading the newly created Kenya Convention Bureau. In the pipeline, as reported by ATCNews at the time, for over two years, is the new organization now becoming reality at last. Kenya has in recent years lost in the African […]

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Africa: Kenya Airways to earn billions in sale of 7 aircraft

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Kenya Airways is selling seven planes and an engine in a multi-billion shilling deal that marks the carrier’s latest efforts to reduce its fleet in a bid to shore up its financial position. The loss-making carrier has hired UK-based Air Partner to guide it in the planned sale of the six Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner planes, one Boeing B777-300 and a […]

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News: Kenya fifth in investment returns in Africa

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Kenya is a natural destination for people looking to invest in Africa with the hope of big returns, suggests a new report which has declared the country the fifth most rewarding investment environment in the continent. The 2019 Africa Risk-Reward Index, which awarded Kenya 6.27 points out of 10, ranked 26 countries based on investment potential. “Unlike Kenya, where ethno-regional […]

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Africa: Kenya Airways to cease Gabon, Benin operations

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Kenya Airways will cease to fly to two African countries – Libreville, Gabon; and Cotonou, Benin. Both the routes are no longer profitable to the airline which is already burdened with huge losses. Travelers to the two destinations, beyond this date, will be rerouted or re-booked through KQ partner airlines. “We have made the necessary arrangements to continue serving our […]

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Africa: Survey ranks Kenya 7th ‘most dangerous’ country to live in

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A new survey done by InterNations, a global community and information site for people who live and work abroad and published by Forbes, has ranked Kenya the 7th ‘most dangerous’ country to live in, in the world. The results are part of InterNationss latest Exparts Insider Survey, a comprehensive report on what it’s like to live and work abroad in […]

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Africa: Kenya drops in competitiveness, but shows positive signs

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Kenya has dropped two spots to 82nd place in the 2019 Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Index (TTCI), published biennially by the World Economic Forum (WEF). The TTCI assesses 140 economies for travel and tourism (T&T) competitiveness in four sub-indexes: Enabling Environment; T&T Policy and Enabling Conditions; Infrastructure; and Natural and Cultural Resources. The TTCI shows Kenya as lagging in tourist […]

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Africa: Infrastructure and low connectivity impede KQ’s tickets pricing

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Kenya Airways blames outdated infrastructure and high operational costs for expensive ticketing compared to some of its competitors. The position is shared by International Air Transport Association (IATA) which said that African airlines, among them KQ are 45 per cent more costly than the world average, due to poor governance and lack of cost-effective infrastructure. The latest study by IATA […]

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Africa: Kenya’s tourism to reap from travel agent conference

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Kenya is set to benefit from a major United States (US) Travel Agents Association event to be held on the 13th and 14th of September in Chicago to increase tourist numbers into the country. The Association for the Promotion of Tourism to Africa (APTA) forum is the world’s largest meeting platform for travel agents. The forum brings together approximately 200 […]

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Africa: Kenya Airways to cut flights as pilot battle hampers recruitment

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Kenya Airways Plc said a shortage of pilots is costing $50 million a year in canceled flights, forcing it to cut journeys until more can be hired. The loss-making airline has 435 pilots but needs another 62, Director of Operations Paul Njoroge said in a letter to the Kenya Airline Pilots Association, a copy of which has been seen by […]

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Tourism: Kenya bids to host 2021 UNWTO General Assembly

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Kenya is bidding to host the 24th edition of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) General Assembly in 2021; when the congregation of the UNWTO members meets for its bi-annual, 23rd session this week in St Petersburg, Russia. Through the Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife, Kenya will be looking at leveraging its vast past experience in hosting top global […]

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