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Kenya Travel & Tourism News for visitors. Kenya is a country in East Africa with coastline on the Indian Ocean. It encompasses savannah, lakelands, the dramatic Great Rift Valley and mountain highlands. It's also home to wildlife like lions, elephants and rhinos. From Nairobi, the capital, safaris visit the Maasai Mara Reserve, known for its annual wildebeest migrations, and Amboseli National Park, offering views of Tanzania's 5,895m Mt. Kilimanjaro.

Jamaica Tourism Minister officially launches Kenya’s Global Tourism Resilience Satellite Centre

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 21, 2021 23:30

Kenya’s Global Tourism Resilience Satellite Centre has been officially launched by founder and Co-Chair of the Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre and Jamaica Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett. ... Read More

Airports Council International cancels 2021 ACI Africa event

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 19, 2021 02:30

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to stomp out hope of reactivating events that had to be cancelled in 2020 due to the coronavirus. Its latest victim is the Airport Council International ... Read More

Domestic tourism in Kilimanjaro takes shape this Christmas

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- December 25, 2020 02:35

Setting the agenda for domestic and regional tourism in East Africa, Christmas and New Year trips in Northern Tanzania and parts of Kenya have been planned with good experience for ... Read More

New East Africa Director of Global Tourism Resilience Centre

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- November 4, 2020 01:16

Recognizing the need to manage crisis in the tourism industry in the Eastern Africa Region, the Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Satellite Centre (GTRCMSC) was established in November 2019 ... Read More

A Tourism Hero: Agnes Mucuha of the Kenya Association of Travel Agents

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 20, 2020 02:34

Agnes Mucuha is the Chief Executive Officer of the Kenya Association of Travel Agents in Nairobi, and she is now a tourism hero and was added to www.heroes.travel . She ... Read More

Tanzania Opens its Skies to Kenya-registered Airlines

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- September 16, 2020 16:03

Tanzania has lifted its ban on Kenyan registered airlines, opening a new cooperation over the East African skies after a month-and-half-long standoff over the regional skies. The good news reached ... Read More

Kenya Open Again for Global Travelers

editor editor- September 15, 2020 01:21

Passengers arriving on international flights into Kenya must show a negative COVID-19 certificate on arrival obtained no later than 96 hours prior to departure from their home country. Body temperatures ... Read More

East African Tourism Stuck in Turbulent Skies

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- September 2, 2020 03:07

Tourism investors in the region are challenged by the ongoing airspace tension between Kenya and Tanzania, now damaging the East African tourism and travel sector in the region. Tension over ... Read More

Kenya Airways posts record half-year loss

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- September 1, 2020 15:59

Kenya Airways had been badly affected by the global COVID-19 pandemic over the past six months with a recorded loss of about US$132 million from flight disruptions that led to ... Read More

Kenya Airways denied entry into Tanzanian sky

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- August 26, 2020 19:52

A dark cloud is hanging over the East African skies in a standoff between Kenya Airways and the Tanzanian aviation authorities, after both neighboring states opened up their skies with ... Read More

The Safer Tourism Seal adds Magic when Rediscovering Travel

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 26, 2020 08:22

Magical Kenya became an even more magical travel destination today. Kenya became the first country in the world to be honored with the Safer Tourism Seal Najib Balala, a proud ... Read More

Kenya’s Tourism Minister Najib Balala is now a Wildlife Ranger

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 31, 2020 22:31

World Ranger Day is celebrated on 31 July to commemorate Rangers killed or injured in the line of duty and to celebrate the work Rangers do to protect the world's natural and ... Read More

East African regional tourism set for revival from International flights

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- July 26, 2020 20:20

Major international airlines are set to resume passenger schedule flights to Kenya, bringing new hopes for fast track recovery of regional tourism after four months of air transport restrictions to ... Read More

Kenya Airspace to Reopen: Joins Other African States

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- July 10, 2020 22:33

Joining other African states south of the Sahara to Kenya airspace is set to re-open for domestic and international travelers, focusing on domestic, regional, and international tourism development. Domestic flights ... Read More

Domestic and regional tourism key to Africa’s post-COVID-19 recovery

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- May 11, 2020 18:40

Developing domestic and regional tourism is the best strategy that would make African continent a single destination, taking into account of the rich tourist attractions within the continent, according to ... Read More

The Paradigm Shift for Tourism in Africa may be for the better

Hon. Najib Balala, Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary for Tourism and Wildlife Hon. Najib Balala, Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary for Tourism and Wildlife- April 10, 2020 20:09

The Tourism Secretary, the Hon. Najib Balala is seen by many as a key figure and leader in the African travel and tourism industry. He is also a member of ... Read More

Kenya and Tanzania report sharp drop in hotel occupancy

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- March 20, 2020 18:37

Kenya and Tanzania are registering a sharp drop in toruist hotel occupancy after suspension of Kenya Airways' flights to key European tourist markets and business meetings. Hotel occupancy in Kenya ... Read More

FAA warning: U.S. civil aviation over Kenya to exercise extreme caution

editor editor- February 27, 2020 01:59

An FAA warning stated today, February 26, 2020, that due to cross-border extremist/militant attacks originating in Somalia, there is increasing risk to U.S. civil aviation flying into, out of, within, ... Read More

African Tourism Board CEO leaves Kenya with a smile

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 15, 2020 02:43

Kenya Tourism with the support of the African Tourism Board may play a leading role in initiating and advancing pilot projects that could be implemented in other parts of the ... Read More

100-year-old Charles Njonjo tracks mountain gorillas at Mt. Mgahinga National Park

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- January 20, 2020 23:15

Charles Mugane Njonjo, Kenya's first post-independence Attoney General under President Jomo Kenyatta, turns a hundred on January 23, 2020. To commemorate this milestone, the centenarian chose to celebrate it in ... Read More

South Africa’s largest hotel chain quits Kenyan safari market

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- January 18, 2020 17:15

Come the end of January, South African hotel chain, Tsogo Sun Hotels, is set to close its property in Kenyan capital city - the Southern Sun Mayfair Nairobi, citing an ... Read More

Africa Hotel Investment Forum set for 2 events in Africa this year

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- January 16, 2020 09:45

Africa's premier hotel investment gathering, the Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) is expected to take place in 2 African cities this year. The event is expected to attract top-level gathering ... Read More

Kenya Tourism Sector Performance Report 2019

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 10, 2020 09:49

Vacationing in Kenya! This is a favorite for American travelers and big business for the Kenya Tourism Industry. Witness to this is the Kenya Tourism Sector Performance Report for 2019. ... Read More

Jamaica Tourism Minister checks progress of Global Tourism Resilience Centre at Kenyatta U

editor editor- December 11, 2019 01:23

The Jamaica Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, paid a visit to Kenyatta University (KU) to review progress towards the setting up of a Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre ... Read More

African aviation industry leaders unite in Kenya at Routes Africa

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 9, 2019 23:25

The African aviation market will grow to over 356 million passengers by 2038, according to International Air Transport Association latest forecast. Over 24 million jobs on the African continent are ... Read More

Minister Bartlett to conclude discussions for establishment of first Satellite Center in Kenya

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 9, 2019 22:30

Jamaica's Tourism Minister, Hon Edmund Bartlett is currently in Kenya to conclude discussions for the establishment of the first Satellite Center for the Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Center ... Read More

African Tourism Board focus on Aviation takes a big step forward at Routes Mombasa

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 9, 2019 08:13

African Tourism Board President Alain St.Ange, who was also the former Seychelles  Minister of Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine met today with Steve Small, the Director of Routes during ... Read More

African Tourism Board President heads to Routes Africa in Mombasa

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 7, 2019 03:57

Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles former Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine Minister and President of the African Tourism Board, was in Nairobi before heading to Mombasa for Routes Africa 2019. ... Read More

Kenya tour operator UNIGLOBE Let’s Go Travel attains global certification for sustainable practices

editor editor- November 21, 2019 21:22

UNIGLOBE Travel International member UNIGLOBE Let’s Go Travel in Nairobi, Kenya, has become one of the first tour operators in East Africa to be Travelife Certified. Accredited by the Global ... Read More

Kenya Tourism Secretary Najib Balala positioned as an African Leader: Cemented

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- November 11, 2019 07:20

The African Tourism Board cemented Kenya's Tourism Minister standing as a long year recognized African tourism leader last week in London. Kenya has been seen as a driving force in ... Read More

$1.5 billion railway project entirely funded and built by China opens in Kenya

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- October 22, 2019 22:26

The second section (120 kilometers/75 miles) of a China-funded railway connecting Kenya's capital city of Nairobi to Naivasha, a town in the Central Rift Valley, opened last week. Kenyan President ... Read More

Kenya Convention Bureau names new chief

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- October 9, 2019 01:04

The newly-created Kenya Convention Bureau announced that Mrs. Jacinta Nzioka has been appointed as its new director. Previously, Jacinta served for several years as Director of Marketing at the Kenya ... Read More

Safaris in Uganda? The only 20/20 tour operator is: Let’s Go Travel

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 17, 2019 09:05

Traveling to Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya or Rwanda? Let’s Go Travel is evidence, that not all Uganda Tour Operators are designed equal. The minute you visit www.ugandaletsgotravel.com  you notice, you are not just looking ... Read More

UNWTO has a new Executive Council Chair: Hon. Najib Balala

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 13, 2019 16:34

The Minister of Tourism of Kenya, The Hon. Minister Najib Balala was elected today to chair the UNWTO executive council. This election took place Friday during the UNWTO General Assembly ... Read More

Kenya lobbies for hosting UNWTO General Assembly

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- September 13, 2019 01:45

Kenya has intensified lobbying to win the bid to host the 24th edition of the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) General Assembly in 2021, officials said this week. Kenyan Tourism ... Read More

Elephants are dual nationals in Kenya and Tanzania!

Adam Ihucha - eTN Tanzania Adam Ihucha - eTN Tanzania- September 8, 2019 22:22

Dual citizenship though is illegal; elephants are not only defying the man-made law day in day out, but are also generating the much-needed tourism revenue for both Tanzania and its ... Read More