Tag: Kenya travel

President Obama, WTTC and the African Tourism Board: A major push for Africa visibility

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 21, 2019 02:05

Africa Tourism is hot right now. Overlooked in the past, the tourism potential of the African continent is now becoming visible. The first African Tourism Board (ATB) is about to be ... Read More

Kenya Travel & Tourism exceeding global and regional levels in 2018

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 13, 2019 09:24

Travel & Tourism in Kenya grew faster than the regional average and significantly above other economies in Sub-Saharan Africa, according to new research from the World Travel & Tourism Council. ... Read More

Kenya Civil Aviation Authority recertifies Jomo Kenyatta Airport

editor editor- May 15, 2013 00:39

(eTN) - The Kenya Civil Aviation Authority recently re-certified Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) in accordance with guidelines issued by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Read More

Kenya Tourism Board and Kenya Airways sign partnership deal

editor editor- May 10, 2013 06:17

(eTN) - Two leading stakeholders in Kenya’s tourism industry, the Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) and national airline Kenya Airways (KQ), have yesterday put pen to paper to sign a one-year ... Read More

Kenya Tourism Board asks government for 500 million shillings

editor editor- April 5, 2013 07:28

(eTN) - Sources in Nairobi have confirmed that the Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) is seeking an additional 500 million Kenya shillings (US$5.9 million) to fund a series of “recovery missions” ... Read More

Malindi Festival launches March 29

editor editor- March 23, 2013 02:42

(eTN) - The National Museums of Kenya has reiterated their intent to go ahead with the 4th Malindi Cultural Festival, starting on March 29 and set to run over the ... Read More

Kenya Airways’ losses justify cost-cutting measures

editor editor- November 8, 2012 12:54

(eTN) - The announcement yesterday of Kenya Airways’ half-year financial results brought home the reality of what the company’s management has been saying for a while now, that sharply risen ... Read More

Kenya Airways signs full codeshare with Korean Air

editor editor- October 15, 2012 04:01

KENYA (eTN) - An announcement over the weekend from Nairobi gave details on the codeshare agreement now signed by Kenya Airways, “The Pride of Africa,” and SkyTeam alliance partner, Korean ... Read More

Magical Kenya Exhibition exceeds expectations

editor editor- October 1, 2012 08:25

The Kenya Tourism Board (KTB), aka Magical Kenya, held its annual tourism exhibition last weekend, and in spite of a challenging economic environment, visitor numbers exceeded those of past years, ... Read More

Kikwete remains quiet on key aviation and tourism issues while in Kenya

editor editor- September 17, 2012 07:14

(eTN) - Whatever hopes and expectations there may have been as a result of Tanzania President Jakaya Kikwete’s visit earlier this week to Kenya, the Kenyan aviation and tourism sectors ... Read More

Kenya’s tourism stakeholders livid over budget cuts for marketing

editor editor- June 20, 2012 09:37

(eTN) - When a budget analysis was done in Kenya last Friday in a series of breakfast and lunchtime presentations by leading accounting, audit, and financial service consultancy firms, the ... Read More

Kenya tourism stands together to face aftermath of Nairobi incident

editor editor- May 30, 2012 10:50

(eTN) - Key stakeholders from the private and public sector in Kenya, as well as association leaders, have stood up to be counted yesterday and condemned the criminal masterminds and ... Read More

Kenya’s new Tourism Minister locks horns with media

editor editor- April 25, 2012 03:25

(eTN) - In an unwarranted broadside against the media and their reporting, the recently-appointed new Tourism Minister of Kenya, Dan Mwazo, has done more harm than good to his cause ... Read More

Kenya Wildlife Service responds to Eco-Tourism Kenya and other claims

editor editor- April 10, 2012 10:05

(eTN) - In a media statement issued ahead of the Easter weekend, the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) Corporate Communications Department finally responded with a detailed account of their own, after ... Read More

Kenya’s tourism industry demands clarity on election dates

editor editor- February 28, 2012 10:37

(eTN) - Leading stakeholders in Kenya’s tourism industry are getting more vocal now about the government’s dragging out the announcement of an election date. Read More

Renewed terror warnings shock Kenya’s tourism fraternity

editor editor- January 9, 2012 04:51

(eTN) - Warnings by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in the UK about the possibility of an imminent terror strike on Kenya, and in particular targeting foreign nationals, especially British, ... Read More

Coast tourism sees no impact on bookings as Kenya hunts militants

editor editor- October 22, 2011 01:48

(eTN) - Reports from Mombasa tell a story different from what many global media organizations would want their readers to believe as occupancies remain high and forward bookings have remained ... Read More

Magical Kenya Travel Show to highlight country’s attractions

editor editor- October 10, 2011 04:10

(eTN) - Nairobi will see the inaugural version of Kenya’s own international tourism show go underway when on October 19 and 20 the industry will be showcasing the country’s attractions ... Read More

Kitili Mbathi appointed Kenya Tourist Board Chairman

editor editor- October 6, 2011 07:52

(eTN) - Well known banker, and during his successful time in Uganda, CEO of Stanbic Bank, a close acquaintance of this correspondent, Kitili Mbathi was yesterday afternoon introduced to the ... Read More

Stung by criticism, Kenya government finally reacts to security crisis

editor editor- October 4, 2011 07:30

(eTN) - Stinging criticism over alleged complacency and even incompetence have produced the expected knee-jerk reaction by the Kenyan government, which had come to realize that a lot more than ... Read More

Kenya Tourism Minister blasts partners over fear and suspicion

editor editor- October 1, 2011 02:21

(eTN) - The meeting of the East African Community’s (EAC) sectoral council on tourism and wildlife in Mombasa ended with calls to fast-track the long overdue introduction of a common ... Read More

New airport terminal in Kenya attracts interest across the world

editor editor- September 14, 2011 05:38

(eTN) - Information received overnight from Nairobi talks of over 100 international and regional construction companies expressing interest in the tender documents available from the Kenya Airports Au Read More

Kisumu Airport set for completion

editor editor- August 30, 2011 04:56

(eTN) - Following news a few days ago that Malindi’s airport construction was nearly complete and the commissioning of the new facilities, i.e., passenger terminal, shops, restaurants, and the new ... Read More

Kenya tourism enthusiastic about latest arrival figures

editor editor- August 27, 2011 05:45

(eTN) - "We have it in our hands now to make this another record-breaking year," was the comment of a regular contributor and source from Nairobi, Kenya, when discussing the ... Read More

Kenya Minister of tourism appoints new tourist board member

editor editor- August 23, 2011 06:52

(eTN) - As a decades’ long acquaintance, from way back in the 1970s, of Capt. Read More

August Ramadan expected to impact domestic travel across Kenya

editor editor- August 3, 2011 03:26

(eTN) - The annual summer holiday of local schools is underway in Kenya, but unlike in other years marked by the onset of the Holy Month of Ramadan earlier this ... Read More

Tea moves ahead of tourism in Kenya’s Forex earnings

editor editor- July 23, 2011 04:55

(eTN) - Tourism stakeholders will wake up to a shock today when they read headlines announcing that their darling sector has been dislodged from the top of the foreign exchange ... Read More

Kenya wants tourism development master plan

editor editor- July 2, 2011 05:38

(eTN) - Stakeholders in the tourism industry yesterday met in Nairobi to discuss a number of pressing issues, but one highlighted to this correspondent was the absence of a tourism ... Read More

More bad news for Jomo Kenyatta International Airport

editor editor- June 15, 2011 07:47

(eTN) - Only days after a failure of electricity supply and of all backup systems brought East Africa’s busiest international airport to a complete and utter halt for several hours, ... Read More

Kenya tourism set to get record funding for 2011-2012

editor editor- June 8, 2011 02:27

(eTN) - Information obtained through leading tourism sources in Nairobi speaks of a substantial increase in funding for tourism marketing up to 1.4 billion Kenya shillings for the next financial ... Read More

Good news for Kenya tourism

editor editor- June 2, 2011 04:00

(eTN) - Kenya is projecting a 15 percent growth overall for the year 2011 according to sources at the Ministry of Tourism in Nairobi, setting the stage for another record ... Read More

Kenya tourism ministry responds to tourist complaints on Mara Road

editor editor- May 26, 2011 05:10

(eTN) - The appalling state of the main road between Narok and the Masai Mara Game Reserve, the jewel in the crown of Kenyan game parks, has now reached parliament ... Read More

Crippling fuel shortage attributed to hoarding and profiteering

editor editor- May 5, 2011 03:50

(eTN) - A major fuel crisis has once again made life in Kenya even more difficult, as besides record prizes, motorists now have to drive from station to station to ... Read More