Africa: Conference tourism registers another good year in Kenya

Conference tourism registers another good year in Kenya Kenya has continued to take advantage of the successes of last year’s visits by the Pope and US President Barack Obama. The country has become a top destination for high-level conferences, raising its profile in the meetings, incentives, conferences and events (MICE) sector. This year, Nairobi was named the leading African meetings […]

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African Trade: China battles Japan for investment in Africa

China-Africa trade in 2015 amounted to about $180 billion, which was nearly 7.5 times more than Japan-Africa trade. If these numbers grow because of the “race to Africa,” Africa will benefit. The Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) was hosted in Nairobi, Kenya in August. There is some strong symbolism in its presence in Kenya, as it was […]

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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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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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