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  • Miscellaneous

IATA urges Kenyan Government to reduce PCR test fees to boost travel

“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.

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  • Flights
  • Destinations

Direct flights from Wilson to Nyeri to boost tourism

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

  • Flights

Kenya Airways enters partnership with

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

  • Destinations

East Africa Tourism Platform calls for embracing regional single visa

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

  • Conservation & Wildlife

Kenya releases inaugural wildlife census, pledges to protect iconic species

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

  • Flights

Air Arabia makes Uganda its 4th destination in East Africa

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 Sharead more

  • Conservation & Wildlife

Kenya urges private sector to boost wildlife conservation campaign

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

  • Miscellaneous

Tanzania to host first East Africa Tourism Expo

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

  • Flights

Air France postpones its arrival in Mozambique by several months

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

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