Articles tagged “kenya”

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.

2 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.

2 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.

2 years ago

Timeline of Fake Bomb That Diverted Air France Flight

Timeline of Fake Bomb That Diverted Air France Flight

Associated Press

3 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.

3 years ago

Wildlife Park and Urban Sprawl Colliding in Kenya

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.

3 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.

3 years ago

Kenya Rethinking Air France/KLM Partnership in Kenya Airways

Kenya Rethinking Air France/KLM Partnership in Kenya Airways

David Malingha Doya, Bloomberg

Air France/KLM can't seem to catch a break this year.

3 years ago

China Southern Launches Flights to Nairobi as Kenya Tourism Grows

China Southern Launches Flights to Nairobi as Kenya Tourism Grows

Felix Njini, Bloomberg

Kenya needs to make sure it's looking to Asia and the Gulf region to grow tourism rather than work too hard to get U.S. and European visitors to rethink its offerings.

3 years ago

Interview: Kenya’s Tourism Minister on Making a Big Bet on Business Travel

Interview: Kenya’s Tourism Minister on Making a Big Bet on Business Travel

Jason Clampet, Skift

A focus on making business travel better can protect Kenya from the more fickle whims of consumer travel trends.

3 years ago

Kenya’s GDP Is Suffering, and Tourism’s Drop Is to Blame

Kenya’s GDP Is Suffering, and Tourism’s Drop Is to Blame

Hellen Nyambura Mwaura, Bloomberg

Kenya has done little to reassure visitors that it's dealing with the challenges that it's faced over the past 18 months.

3 years ago

Kenya Is Increasing Spending on Security to Encourage Tourism

Kenya Is Increasing Spending on Security to Encourage Tourism

David Malingha Doya, Bloomberg

Kenya needs to spend money and efforts making more Kenyans feel more invested in tourism's success as well.

3 years ago