Tourism: Alain St.Ange meets press in Nairobi as he heads for Routes Africa in Mombasa

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Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles former Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine Minister was in Nairobi before heading to Mombasa for Routes Africa 2019. St.Ange, who is now a much respected and sought after speaker for tourism and aviation forums and conferences stopped in Nairobi primarily to meet tourism leaders he deals with through his tourism consultancy business (Saint Ange Tourism […]

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Africa: Kenya Airways adds two direct flights to non-stop Cape Town–Nairobi route

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The Cape Town Air Access partnership on Thursday announced the addition from October 27 of two direct flights to the weekly Cape Town-Nairobi service, operated by Kenya Airways on a Boeing 737-800. Kenya Airways joined the Cape Town route network in June 2016 with three flights between Cape Town and Nairobi. The latest additions will result in five non-stop flights […]

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Africa: US travel magazine advises readers to sample Nairobi

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Nairobi is among six must-visit African cities chosen by the 47-year-old American monthly consumer travel magazine, Travel+Leisure. Describing the Kenyan capital as East Africa’s hub and home of emergent design collections from across Africa, the magazine with a 16 million global audience said travellers seeking to explore the creative scene should visit the country in 2019. The magazine says Nairobi […]

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Africa: Compare and Contrast Nairobi and London in Perspectives

Compare and Contrast Nairobi and London in Perspectives Dailymail, a UK publication the other day ran a story: The brutal reality of life on Nairobi’s streets: The pictures that reveal the hardships of Kenya’s capital where gun crime is rife and young girls are forced to turn to prostitution. Interestingly, it was published at a time when Nairobi was hosting […]

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Africa: Conferences more profitable than Leisure Tourism in Kenya

In the past few years the concept of meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions (Mice) has taken root in Kenya. This year alone, Nairobi has played host to several high-level international conferences, cementing its position as the region’s ideal destination for such meetings. Nairobi hosted the Tokyo International Conference of Africa’s Development in August as well as the meeting of the […]

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Kenya expects more tourists from South Africa

Kenya said on it plans to increase the flow of tourists from South Africa by 20 percent at the end of 2016 from last year amid campaigns to market the East African nation. Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) Acting CEO Jacinta Nzioka said on Sunday Nairobi has kicked off campaigns including training of over 300 tour operators on tourism products the […]

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US FAA seeks to blacklist Kenya list Airspace as a war zone

Kenya could be cut off from the rest of the world – and its economy devasted – if an ongoing campaign by the United States against the country’s airspace wins global aviation support. Key organs of the government concerned with air transport have for the past five months been locked in a frantic diplomatic battle to prevent Kenya’s airspace from […]

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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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Uganda Visa goes online. No more visa on Arrival

Uganda will launch e-Visa applications effective June 1, 2016, and word has it that unless one has an e-Visa and a subsequent approval printout, s/he may face problems entering the country. Last year, Kenya caused controversy when they launched an e-Visa system which was woefully badly prepared and on occasions took over two weeks to process, by which time intending […]

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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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