Mr. Alain St.Ange, Vice President of International Relations, of the World Tourism Network (WTN) expressed the organization’s sympathy to the...
Russian Prime Minister announced today that starting from April 9, Russian Federation will lift travel curbs on flights to 52...
According to a recently published report, inbound trips via air travel in East Africa, are set to surpass pre-pandemic levels...
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released 2021 safety performance data for the commercial airline industry showing strong improvement in...
The ultimate tourism resilience plan has a formular established in 2017. It is: Predict, Mitigate, Manage, Recover, Thrive. This plan was set in 2017 by the Global Resilience and Crisis Management Center.
Kenya has been hit by several attacks waged by the al-Shabab terrorist group in retaliation for sending troops into Somalia in 2011 as part of an African Union forces to beat back the fighters.
Two big names in African Tourism enjoyed a South African breakfast today. Hon. Najib Balala and Dr. Walter Mzembi. Both are considered champions for Africa and World Tourism. This breakfast may be the opening for a new chapter and direction in the development of tourism in Africa, with the World Tourism Network and the African Tourism Board taking a leading role.
Famous and prominent wildlife and nature conservationist in Africa, Dr. Richard Leakey, passed away in Kenya yesterday, Sunday, January 2, 2021, in the evening.
Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta has announced that Kenya Airways (KQ) and South African Airways (SAA) will partner to form a new African-based airline. Th name will be Pan-African Airline.
The National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority NCEMA works under the umbrella and supervision of the National Supreme Security Council . It's the major national standard-setting body responsible for regulating and coordinating all efforts of emergency and crisis management as well as the development of a national plan for responding to emergencies.
A team of winners on Climate Change formed today: Saudi Arabia, Kenya, Jamaica join forces and invite others at COP26, the UN Climate Change Conference.
Mother Africa is angry today. As expected by eTurboNews, the UNWTO Sercetary General turned down a request by the Kenya Minister to hold the upcoming General Assembly in Kenya. Madrid as a venue seems to be a clear advantage for Zurab Pololikashvili to be reconfirmed as Secretary General for another term of 2 years.
A letter is in the making at the UNWTO Headquarters in Madrid. This letter is exepected to say NO to Kenya's offer to host the General Assembly. A now would be a blow against tourism, controversial and selfish. Can anyone stop the production of this letter?
Marrakesh, Madrid, or Nairobi - this is the question. "I’ll let you know as soon as there is white smoke," was the feedback to eTurboNews by a spokesperson of a prominent minister involved in the discussion of the venue change for the upcoming UNWTO General Assembly.
Kenya is setting a new trend and leadership in global tourism recovering from COVID. The Hon. Najib Balala didn't waste a minute when inviting the World of Tourism to hold the upcoming UNWTO General Assembly in Kenya. It's now up to UNWTO Secretary General Zurab Pololikashvili to say yes without delay.
There are thousands of heroes in the travel and tourism industry worldwide. There are tourism professionals who lost everything due to COVID. They are often anonymous. WTN hero for live is the ANONOMYOUS Tourism Hero !
“We are not yet out of the woods and we must therefore continue to observe the containment measures … to sustain the gains we are making and guarantee the full re-opening of our economy,” Kenyatta said.
The decree temporarily limits the entry to the Russian Federation of foreign citizens and persons without citizenship due to the coronavirus pandemic. The attachment document determines the list of countries, from which citizens may enter Russia through air entry points.
According to some Russian government sources, the decision on the preparation of regular civilian flights with Kabul and the provision of slots for them in the schedule by the Russian air carrier has not yet been made. It is still premature to talk about the commencement of civil flights there on a regular basis.
Well done by Kenya Special Forces was the overall praise for a brave police action at Likoni ferry in Mombasa, Kenya on Monday. The praise was not without conspiracy theories questioning police and why a journalist was readily on the scene capturing the incident on camera. Police in Kenya needed a push with its local community. This success story may touch the dilemma and community support police officers encounter all over the world during this pandemic.
Air France just gave more than a token of hope to the African Travel and Tourism Industry. African Tourism Board is excited to learn about the expansion planned by the french national airline for this winter season.
The number of infections has been rising daily as politicians, one year away from a general election, host huge rallies across the country.
Yesterday was a good day for Najib Balala, the Secretary of Tourism in Kenya. It was a good day for African Tourism. The Africa Tourism Recovery Summit in Kenya set the tone for a new trend led by 3 tourism leaders that bring vision, power and money to the plate. The Nairobi Declaration was signed.
Jamaica Minister of Tourism and Co-Chair of the Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre (GTRCMC), Hon. Edmund Bartlett, and Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife, and Chairman of the GTRCMC – Eastern Africa, Hon. Najib Balala today (July 16) signed a ground-breaking memorandum of understanding (MOU) that will pave the way for the two Centres to work together to develop policy and conduct relevant research on destination preparedness, management and recovery.
When the Saudi Minister of Tourism HE Ahmed Al-Khateeb, was seen in Jamaica wearing a Bob Marley hat, a Travel and Tourism revolution had just started .
Kenya Tourism Board intensifies efforts to market Kenya to the rest of Africa by targeting key source markets in the African region.
A tourism revolution is in the making with new possible flights to Jamaica. Flights from Dubai to Montego Bay or Kingston on Emirates, from Abu Dhabi on Etihad, or flights from Jeddah or Riad to Jamaica on Saudia? Such flights may be designed to connect from Jamaica to Bahamas, St. Lucia, St. Martin, Dominican Republic, Trinidad & Tobago and other Caribbean holiday hot spots? Minister Bartlett from Jamaica and Ahmed Al Khateeb from Saudi Arabia are cooking something big.
This strategic meeting comes at a time when KATA has shifted its focus to promotion of outbound tourism to EAC countries in bid to help its members expand their horizon of business as well as well as improving bilateral ties with the countries to get more tourists to Kenya and simultaneously send tourists from Kenya to those destinations.
Kenya and Tanzania have paved a way for a regional and intra-African tourism drive, taking advantage of their shared wildlife and tourism resources across each one’s territorial borders.
Alain St.Ange, the President of the African Tourism Board, has expressed sadness at the passing of Colin Church of Kenya.
Kenya is losing more wildlife to human-wildlife conflicts than poaching. We need the goodwill of people, Kenya's Secretary of Tourism & Wildlife Najib Balala said today.
Alain St.Ange, the President of the African Tourism Board (ATB), has congratulated the Kenya and Tanzania Presidents for the meeting saying African Tourism is stronger when the two East African Countries are geared for closer cooperation.
Kenya Tourism Secretary Najib Balala, was one of the first African leaders supporting the Health Without Border initiative by WTN. He is now the first African minister responding to US President Biden push to relax patents for the COVID-19 vaccine.
Kenya Airways partners with Congo Airways on Africa flights
The pandemic has decimated the travel industry in Kenya with insurmountable severity
Kenya’s Global Tourism Resilience Satellite Centre has been officially launched by founder and Co-Chair of the Global Tourism Resilience and...
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 (ACI) Africa event that was scheduled for March 18-21, 2021. This Conference and Exhibition scheduled for Mombasa in Kenya will now be held in March 2022.