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“Kenya’s air transport recovery is stalling and requires ongoing support. Among the interventions, we are urging Kenya’s government to reduce the cost of PCR tests for travellers, which, at roughly US$80 each, is significantly higher than the average in Africa,” said Kamil Al Awadhi, IATA’s regional vice president for Africa and Middle East.… read more
Tourism players are banking on the introduction of direct flights from Nairobi's Wilson Airport to Nyeri's Nyaribo Airstrip to boost the sector's dwindling fortunes. At 3.45pm last Saturday, a Cessna Caravan landed at the airstrip and on board were 12 passengers who included tours and travel company owners, marking the inaugural commercia… read more
The agreement will provide passengers with onward limousine and train connectivity to various European destinations through the airline's gateways of Amsterdam, Paris, London, and Rome. Through this partnership, customers will be able to enjoy Kenya Airways and Vipper’s networks including, Deutsche Bahn, Société Nationale des… read more
The East Africa Tourism Platform (EATP), the umbrella body for the
tourism sector in the region on Wednesday urged Tanzania, Burundi and
South Sudan to embrace the East African tourist visa regime.
Frank Mugisha, managing director of EATP said that Kenya, Uganda and
Rwanda are already part of the single regional tourist visa… read more
Kenya on Monday, 30th August 2021 released the results of the country's first-ever national wildlife census. Tourism & Wildlife Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala presented the report to President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House Nairobi.
The government launched the country's first wildlife census in in May 2021 with the objecti… read more
In 2016, Air Arabia had expressed interest in making Uganda one of its key markets in East Africa. 5 years later, the budget carrier is returning being more confident.
From October 10, Air Arabia will inaugurate its new service to Uganda. On that date, the low-cost carrier will now offer three flights a week between Sha… read more
Kenya on Tuesday urged its private sector to boost the country's wildlife conservation campaign.
Najib Balala, cabinet secretary of Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife,
said that wildlife conservation is an expensive undertaking that cannot
be accomplished by public resources alone.
"Conservation of wildlife resources req… read more
Tanzania will host the first East African Regional Tourism Expo (EARTE) 2021, in October. The tourism expo will be held in the northern tourist circuit of Arusha from October 9, to October 16, according to the statement from EAC headquarters.
EARTE 2021, which is the first of its kind to be held in the region, is aimed at pro… read more
Launched by IATA on September 26, 2019, the 25by2025 initiative, which is a voluntary commitment, aims to increase the number of women in airline leadership positions by 25% over current staffing levels, or a minimum representation of 25% by 2025.
On Thursday, September 9, SkyTeam, which groups 19 airlines including Kenya … read more
Initially scheduled for June and then postponed until the end of October, due to the economic and health situation in Mozambique, Maputo remains a strategic destination in Air France's expansion plan in Africa.
Air France will finally inaugurate its new service to Maputo in Mozambique via Johannesburg with a Boeing 777-300… read more