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  • Destinations

Kenyans urged to embrace local Tourism to revive the economy

Kenyans have been urged to embrace local tourism to help revive the economy, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Speaking in Machakos County during the launch of the Tembea Tujenge Kenya quarter three campaign, the initiative's Ambassador Maina Kageni urged Kenyans especially locals within Nairobi, Machakos, read more


  • Miscellaneous

Travel Agents Want Govt to Introduce Loan Relief Measures to Cushion the Sector

The Kenya Association of Travel Agents (KATA) has urged the government to issue new guidelines to banks to offer moratoriums on loan interests by travel agents. KATA Chairman Mohammed Wanyoike said the players have experienced cash flow challenges occasioned by restrictions following the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly lockdowns th… read more


  • Flights

Kenya Airways suspended from Nairobi stock exchange for 9 more months

Started in September 2019, the nationalization process of Kenya Airways is stalling. However, this is one of the sine qua non conditions for its return to the Nairobi stock exchange from where it was withdrawn in July of last year.

The suspension of the stock exchange listing of Kenya Airways (KQ) is extended for a further n… read more


  • Destinations

Kenya, UK eye peace after travel ban fight

Kenya and the United Kingdom are set for reconciliatory talks after a spat over Covid-19 risk levels triggered a tit-for-tat travel blockade from each of them. The two countries Wednesday announced that that a joint committee would be formed to review the travel restrictions which threatened bilateral trade, economic and se… read more


  • Miscellaneous

Amid Recession, Sub-Saharan Africa Poised For Recovery

Digital Technologies Key to Driving Future of Work

Economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa is estimated to have contracted by 2.0% in 2020, closer to the lower bound of the forecast in April 2020, and prospects for recovery are strengthening amid actions to contain new waves of the pandemic and speed up vaccine rollouts, according to … read more


  • Flights

Kenya Airways suspends passenger flights between Kenya and UK

This comes two days after the government banned all flights from the UK, effective April 9, in response to London’s move to bar Kenyans from its territory over the spike in Covid-19 cases. With more travellers rushing to beat the deadline, KQ has added two flights to the UK tomorrow and Thursday.

The ‘Red List’

With the suspension … read more


  • Miscellaneous

LIVE Spotlight workshops in DAR and NBO - Derek Houston

Derek Houston is pleased to announce that arrangements have now been finalised for our usual live face to face Spotlight workshops in Dar es Salaam on Monday July 05 at the Hyatt Regency, followed by Nairobi on July 08 & 09 at Movenpick Westlands & Crowne Plaza Upper Hill.

These Spot… read more


  • Flights

Tanzania: Auric Air takes delivery of its first Dash 8

Founded in 2001, Auric Air is a small private company operating with around ten planes from its bases in Mwanza, Dar-es-Salaam and Arusha in Tanzania. The carrier offers scheduled flights as well as non-scheduled private charter flights on demand.

Auric Air is continuing its fleet densification plan. The Tanzanian saf… read more


  • Miscellaneous

Uganda Tourism Board launches POATE 2021 targeting the UAE and GCC travel markets

Amidst optimism and rays of hope in reviving the tourism sector, the Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) officially launched the 6th Pearl of Africa Tourism Expo (POATE 2021) the first-ever virtual tourism expo.

POATE is a tourism exposition organized annually by the Uganda Tourism Board (UTB). It brings together domestic, regional and internationa… read more



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