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Use of Innovative Technology in Designing Diverse Tourism Products

Investment in new technology provides the tourism sector with opportunities for novelty, aimed at providing a platform for designing new and tangible tourism products. Emphasis goes to integrating innovative initiatives into tourism management; instrumental in enhancing full tourist satisfaction, based on destination value and quality of service. In a statement by UNWTO about positioning tourism …

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Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary

43 Kilometers south of Mombasa, In the Shimba Hills Forest lies Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary. It covers approximately 36 sq km. Managed by Kwale County. Initially, it was just a farm frequented by elephants, that caused massive crop destruction. The council decided to turn it into a  sanctuary in 1993. Its since has acted as a …

Kenya Airways
Travel

Kenya Airways’ Inaugural Non-Stop, Direct Flight From New York City Lands In Nairobi

Kenya Airways’ inaugural non-stop, direct flight from New York City to Nairobi has arrived in Nairobi to a rousing welcome led by Deputy President William Samoei Ruto. The Boeing 787 Dreamliner Aircraft christened “Magical Kenya” touched down at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport at 9.07 a.m. – nearly an hour and a half ahead of schedule. …

Moi International Airport
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International Arrivals at Moi International Airport Grow by 46%

International tourist arrivals into Moi International Airport, Mombasa have grown by 46% growth in the past eight months. Tourism Principal Secretary Joe Okudo attributes the growth to among other initiatives the Charter Incentives Program that he disclosed raised the number of chartered flight into the coast. “Between January and August this year, Moi International Airport …

Skal Congress
Travel

Skal Congress to Boost Kenya’s Coast as a Conference Tourism Destination

Pride Inn Paradise Beach Resort Convention Centre & Spa in Mombasa will from today 17th October 2018 host the 79th Skal International World Congress. Dubbed “Congress on the Beach,” the 4-day conference has attracted over 500 participants from Skal clubs globally. Globally, Skal has 400 clubs throughout over 90 countries with approximately 15,000 members. Clubs …

Travel

Kenya to Host Over 30 Countries at the Eighth Magical Kenya Travel Expo

The stage is set for Kenya to host the eighth edition of the Magical Kenya Travel Expo. Already about 150 tourism hosted buyers and 20 international media personalities are in the country, visiting tourism attractions and experiences ahead of the expo expected to be opened by President Uhuru Kenyatta at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre. …

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Technology Travel

Jumia Partners with Amadeus to launch the first Flight Marketplace in Africa

In commemoration of World Tourism Day 2018, Jumia is at it again in the expansion of its Flights services, this time in partnership with Amadeus, a leading travel technology company. The partnership is the base for a new flights marketplace on Jumia, that will be a step further towards making travel in Africa simple and …

Humpback Whale Watching
Adventure Travel

Humpback Whale Watching Peaks Among Kenya’s Top Travel Experiences

Humpback whale watching along Kenya’s coast is now occupying a more prominent place in Kenya’s coastal tourism calendar. This comes at a time when hotels and service providers in Watamu are reporting increased demand for whale watching excursions by tourists over the last three months. One particular hotel in Watamu – Hemingways Watamu – has …

Semuliki National Park2
Travel

Tourism is World’s Third-Largest Export Sector

The international tourism sector has seen uninterrupted growth in arrivals for eight straight years, with 2017’s growth being the highest since 2010; with a record performance of US$ 1.6 trillion. This represents an increase of 7%, according to the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). Additionally, tourism generated another US$ 240 billion from international passenger transport taken …

Maralal International Camel Derby
Adventure Travel

The 29th Edition of Maralal International Camel Derby Begins

Kenya has proven magical in all ways with all-year-round interesting activities that you should never afford to miss. September 2018, takes us to Northern Kenya’s County of Samburu. The county’s administrative town of Maralal is home to the Yare Camel Club where the Camel Derby takes place every year. Maralal, a town situated approximately 350 …

Travel

Increased Investment in Security Soaring Kenya’s Tourism

Kenya’s tourism industry is increasingly driving exports and providing foreign exchange, earning the country tourism expenditures of about 1.2 billion US Dollars in 2017. This represented a 20% increase from approximately 989 million US Dollars in 2016, according to a hospitality report by Jumia Travel. This improving sector performance is being facilitated by various factors, …

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