Tourism: Kenya to tap into the 62million pool of African Travellers with Meetings event

Kenya to tap into the 62million pool of African Travellers with Meetings event Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) has announced that it is banking on Nairobi’s status as a regional business hub to grow the country’s tourist numbers through conferences and events. Last year, conference tourism generated 14 per cent of total tourist arrivals to the country, and with the number […]

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Tourism: Nigerians root for Expert DG as Tourism Boards change guards in Africa

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Stakeholders tout Mr. Gabe Onah, Ikechi Uko, Fatima Garbati, Ayo Olowokporoku and Nkereuwem Onung as replacement for sacked Director General of NTDC By Renn Offor Nigerian government’s sack, last Wednesday, of Sally Mbanefo, Director General of the Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC), has aligned with what may be rightly classed as an ongoing change of guards in the tourism industry […]

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Africa: Dubai Tourism, SAT, KTB win Best Stand Award at Akwaaba

By Friday Nwosu Dubai Tourism has emerged the winner of the overall Best stand award at the just concluded 12th edition of Akwaaba African Travel Market held at Eko Hotel, Lagos. The event which had 15 participating countries and over 50 travel organisations in attendance saw Dubai winning the award for the second consecutive time. Dubai became the darling of […]

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Tourism: South Africa Storms Magical Kenya with Indaba and Meetings Africa

Tourist arrivals from Kenya to South Africa registered a 6.7 per cent growth in the first seven month of this year. According to regional director for Africa at South African Tourism, Evelyn Mahlaba, the number of Kenyan tourists, who visited South Africa from January to July this year rose 6.7 per cent to 15,719 compared to the same period last […]

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Africa: MICE delivers 15% of Tourism arrivals in Kenya

There is no disputing that the soft white sandy beaches that line Kenya’s 536 km long Indian Ocean coastline, and our national parks, reserves, conservancies and sanctuaries that are abundant with flora and fauna, are the main tourism attractions in our country. Other tourism products including cultural tourism, heritage tourism, eco-tourism, adventure tourism, golf tourism, marine tourism and water-sports tourism, […]

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Kenya Tourist Arrivals growing at 33% targeting 1.6million this year

By Caroline Njoroge The Kenyan tourism sector is expected to continue its rebound this year with the Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) projecting it will grow at a rate of 33 per cent to record 1.6 million tourist arrivals. “We expect the number of arrivals to grow by 400,000 to 1.6 million at the close of the year compared to 1.18 […]

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KTB: Intra Africa Tourism will improve Kenya’s arrival figures

Kenya is riding on prevailing peace to woo travellers back to the country. Speaking at the Indaba Fair in Durban, South Africa, Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) Acting Chief Executive Officer Jacinta Nzioka-Mbithi said that the African market has shown resilience to challenges such as insecurity, threats of diseases and other calamities. “Africa is our next frontier and this is the […]

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Africa becoming popular destination among Chinese tourists

With the opening of direct flights, relaxation of visa regimes and other incentives, many African countries are expecting the arrival of more Chinese tourists. In 2015, more than 100 million Chinese traveled abroad, making China the world’s top outbound tourist market. As more and more Chinese tourists go abroad, the vast, naturally beautiful and historically rich African continent is increasingly […]

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