Articles tagged “kenya”

Kenya Airways Wants a Better Deal From Air France-KLM Partnership

Kenya Airways Wants a Better Deal From Air France-KLM Partnership

Bella Genga, Bloomberg

The airline's current partnership clearly isn't working. Air France-KLM seems receptive to changing the existing terms, giving Kenya Airways the opportunity to seek out deals with other carriers.

1 month ago

Kenya Tourism Shows Its Resilience After January’s Nairobi Attack

Kenya Tourism Shows Its Resilience After January’s Nairobi Attack

Richard Holmes, Skift

Kenya has felt little long-term impact from the terrorist attacks that shook the city’s dusitD2 Nairobi hotel in January. That’s good news for the city’s hoteliers and the country’s all-important tourism industry. Are travelers simply becoming immune to the threat of terror?

2 months ago

Kenya Considers a Full Takeover of Its National Airline

Kenya Considers a Full Takeover of Its National Airline

Bella Genga, Bloomberg

Kenya Airways has made progress on a financial turnaround after a prolonged political crisis in its domestic market, rising competition from rival state-owned airlines on the continent, and a costly restructuring. The airline isn't in the clear yet, but things look promising.

8 months ago

Will the Nairobi Attacks Dent Kenya’s Tourism Boom?

Will the Nairobi Attacks Dent Kenya’s Tourism Boom?

Richard Holmes, Skift

After this week’s terror attacks in a Nairobi hotel complex, a question mark hangs over the continued growth of Kenya’s lucrative tourism industry. But tourists have been here before, and as long as there are no follow-up attacks, mass cancellations seem unlikely.

9 months ago

Kenya Looks to Woo Ryanair and EasyJet to Help Boost Tourism

Kenya Looks to Woo Ryanair and EasyJet to Help Boost Tourism

Christine Wanjala, Bloomberg

This seems very optimistic. The terms would have to be pretty sweet to entice Ryanair and EasyJet to begin flights and it would probably bring about the demise of Kenya Airways.

1 year ago

Kenya Is Seeing the Benefits of Regional Cooperation for East African Tourism

Kenya Is Seeing the Benefits of Regional Cooperation for East African Tourism

Christine Wanjala, Bloomberg

Great news for Kenya, as well as its neighbors.

4 years ago

Kenyan Tourism Gets New Leadership as Industry’s Struggle Continues

Kenyan Tourism Gets New Leadership as Industry’s Struggle Continues

Paul Richardson, Bloomberg

Kenya also has an opportunity to reshape how it tells its story to the rest of the world. As of now, the message is too dependent on 1980s notions of the continent rather than the modern, fast-moving realities of modern Kenyan life.

4 years ago

Carlson Rezidor Sees Africa as Continent of Opportunity With New Hotel Openings

Carlson Rezidor Sees Africa as Continent of Opportunity With New Hotel Openings

Eric Ombok, Bloomberg

Several African economies like Nigeria and Mozambique are among the fastest growing in the world but that is hardly related to its potential for increased tourist arrivals, as Carlson Rezidor's CEO argues. Given recent terror attacks in Europe and Asia and backlash from last year's Ebola outbreak, the mostly unknown continent is sadly being lumped into the danger category even if many of its destinations are safe and ready for tourists.

4 years ago

Timeline of Fake Bomb That Diverted Air France Flight

4 years ago

Starwood Plans to Open 16 Hotels in Africa Over Next Five Years

Starwood Plans to Open 16 Hotels in Africa Over Next Five Years

William Davison, Skift

16 hotels in five years is playing it rather safe.

4 years ago

Wildlife Park and Urban Sprawl Colliding in Kenya

Christopher Torchia, Associated Press

Kenya's tourism product is much more diverse and rich than the safari brochures would have most visitors believe. Conflicts like this only serve to highlight these changes.

4 years ago

Kenya Struggles to Shake Specter of Terrorism and Lure Back Tourists

Kenya Struggles to Shake Specter of Terrorism and Lure Back Tourists

Ilya Gridneff and Joseph Burite, Bloomberg

Kenya needs to rethink how it connects with potential visitors. It's old-school focus on the travel trade and traditional safari tourism products limits it severely to an older audience that is easily swayed to "safer" destinations.

4 years ago