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Articles tagged “kenya”

Tourism

Kenyan civilians arm themselves to protect elephants and tourism

Kenyan communities see it in their economic interests to take up arms against poachers. Perhaps it is a model for other countries in Africa to take up the uphill battle to fight the ivory trade.

Kenyan civilians arm themselves to protect elephants and tourism

Airlines

Air traffic controllers sabotage timely takeoffs at Nairobi’s international airport

The slowdown isn’t particularly alarming amidst a wave of air-related strikes within Kenya, but does highlight the air traffic controllers' ability to manipulate airport operations.

Air traffic controllers sabotage timely takeoffs at Nairobi’s international airport

Rental Cars

Kenya’s tech community collaborates to put an end to Nairobi’s traffic

You can crowdsource all the data you want, but it will take an engaged and compliant population to buy in to the system to produce any kind of change.

Kenya’s tech community collaborates to put an end to Nairobi’s traffic

SkiftX

Tourists avoiding Kenya’s coasts in big numbers due to increasing violence

The fragile security situation, along with the influence these national/global travel warnings have, is unfortunately going to make a short to medium term dent in the tourism economy in Kenya.

Tourism

Uganda has the fastest growing tourism industry in Africa

Kenya’s secretary of tourism attributed an influx of tourists from Asia combined with a relatively stable safety record for fueling the 25 percent growth of the tourism sector in Uganda.

Hotels

Major hotels brands look to capitalize on the growth of business travel in Kenya

Marriott and Hilton are among the hotels investing in Kenya with little concern for the country’s unstable past and a plan to cater to business travelers coming in from India, UEA, and China.

Major hotels brands look to capitalize on the growth of business travel in Kenya

Tourism

Balancing Kenya’s Maasai Mara culture with tourism & development

A great short documentary about the struggle between commercial/tourism development with conserving local cultures and wildlife, a struggle playing out in almost all parts of Africa.

SkiftX

Budget airline Fastjet to launch in Africa with EasyJet founder’s support

Fastjet's reliance on already approved routes and leased aircraft, not to mention EasyJet's expertise, give it a shot in an environment where few have tried.

Tourism

Korean Air picks Nairobi for its first scheduled flights to Africa

Korea's wisely following the lead of its regional rival China, which has been building strong financial ties to east Africa for the last decade.

Tourism

Nairobi loses Virgin Atlantic as interest in Kenya wanes

Change is going to take more than a little rebranding. Aging hotel stock, security concerns, and rival destinations that have better buzz have decreased interest in Kenya among British holiday makers.