Tourism: Kenya eyes 12bn shilling windfall from TICAD

By Friday Nwosu Kenyan Government is hoping to rake in the sum of 12 billion Kenyan shillings from tourists at the maiden edition of Tokyo International Conference on Africa Development (TICAD), to be held in Nairobi, the country’s capital. The summit which is being held for the first time in Africa from its traditional home Japan is expected to have […]

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Kenya’s tourism indices dips despite Obama, Pope’s visit.

Despite the visit of the United States President, Barak Obama and Pope Francis, last 2015, Kenya’s tourism industry is still struggling to attract tourists to the country. With the visit of the two prominent leaders, the east African country failed to jumpstart the number of tourists choosing Kenya as a destination and tourism numbers are likely to remain subdued in […]

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Fair Trade Tourism Appoints Two New Non- Executive Directors

Fair Trade Tourism has announced the appointment of two new non-executive directors to its Board and a new representative based in Europe. The new Board members are Kenyan sustainable tourism expert Judith Kepher-Gona and South African tourism industry stalwart Caleb Mabaso. Kepher-Gona has spent more than 17 years at the forefront of the Kenyan tourism arena and has significant experience […]

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Kenya hopes to attract 1m Chinese Tourists annually

More Chinese tourists are expected to visit Kenya according to a senior tourism official. There are two essential reasons: the direct flights from mainland China to Kenya introduced recently and efforts put in to market the East African nation as a tourist destination. According to Muriithi Ndegwa, managing director, Kenya Tourist Board, more and more Chinese tourists are contacting the […]

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