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Kenya’s tourism industry demands clarity on election dates

(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.

Kenya moves forward with tourism post re-appointment

(eTN ) - Kenyan Tourism Minister Najib Balala has appointed Jake Grieves-Cook as the chairman for of the Kenya Tourist Board (KTF) for a second term of office.

Kenya violence flare up, no cause for major concern, yet

(eTN) - After reaching a landmark political agreement under the guidance of former UN supremo Kofi Annan, the two main protagonists in Kenyan politics seemed well on the way towards a joint government.

Wolfgang’s East Africa tourism report


Kenya is back and ready to move on, Kenyans proclaim

BERLIN (eTN) – There is no better way to show that your country is committed to tourism than making an appearance at the world’s largest travel exhibition.

Wolfgang East Africa report

EMIRATES OFFER UGANDANS A380 CONNECTIONS TO BIG APPLE Starting in October this year, the daily Emirates flight out of Entebbe to Dubai will allow Ugandan travelers a first chance to fly the fabulous giant aircraft A380 onwards to New York, soon after to be followed by London and Sydney in December 2008 and February 2009 respectively.

Kenya: Peace at last!

(eTN) – As former United Nations secretary general Kofi Annan brokered a peace deal on Thursday between the Kenyan government, led-by President Mwai Kibaki, and opposition leader Raila Odinga, jubilations broke out across the Eastern African nation’s population.

Poll crisis slows Kenya Airways’ revenue stream, says CEO

NAIROBI, Kenya (eTN) - A drop in passenger numbers has eaten into Kenya Airways‚ revenue stream, the CEO of the airline, Titus Naikuni, has said.Speaking to CNN on Friday, Naikuni said the airline has been forced to suspend flights to some destinations after the eruption of violence triggered by the disputed presidential election result.

Wolfgang’s East Africa report


Kenya Wildlife Service delays investment

(eTN) - Confirmation has been received from a Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) source that the delivery of ordered capital goods, in this case over 100 new vehicles, has been delayed “until further notice” due to the present downturn in tourism across Kenya, which has also severely impacted on the numbers of visitors to the national parks.

Kenya tourism: Uncertain but hopeful

(eTN) - Hotels in Nairobi, beach resorts along the Indian Ocean coast from Lamu to Ukunda and the safari lodges and camps are all reporting loss of occupancy, as do the excursion and safari operators, foreign exchange dealers, curio shops and related businesses normally frequented by tourists.

Tanzania Tourism suffers in Kenya’s post election violence

Arusha, Tanzania (eTN) – It is now official: Kenya's disputed December 27, 2007 poll has sucked Tanzania's multi-dollars tourism industry into the fray.So far, the industry was hit by mass trip cancellations; with the chief of Tanzania Association of Tour Operators (TATO), Mustafa Akuunay, put the number of scrapping planned visits to stand between 25 and 30 percent everyday.

Weeklong political stalemate ends in Kenya with East African tourism getting...

(eTN) - After a weeklong political impasse in Kenya, tourism in East Africa regained its peaceful development with positive trends in the region despite few cancellations observed by few safari companies.

Flights halted as Kenya violence continues

(eTN) - All air operations depending on AVGAS and JetA1 aviation fuel have been halted across Uganda due to the lack of available fuel, after the reserves in Entebbe and Kajjansi have run low.