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22 September 2011

Kenya - New trade show in Nairobi

The Kenya Tourist Board (KTB) has announced that they will host its inaugural international travel expo, The Magical Kenya Travel Expo, on October 19 and 20 in Nairobi to take place at the national Conference Centre (KICC)  in Nairobi Around 180 tour operators and travel agents from KTB’s key source markets in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Europe, Oceania, and North America will be invited to attend. The first day will be open to the trade and the second to consumers.  

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16 September 2011

Kenya - Elections

Elections It appears likely that Kenyans will go to the polls on December 17 2012 and not August. The proposal made in a Cabinet meeting chaired by President Kibaki proposes that national elections be held on the third Monday of December every fifth year. GA_googleFillSlot( "AllAfrica_Story_InsetA" );  

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15 September 2011

Kenya Election date ?

Under the new constitution, Kenya was due to hold presidential and parliamentary elections on August 14 2012. The Kenyan cabinet are proposing a delay until December 17.  Both dates fall in high season for tourism,

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14 September 2011

Zanzibar-Ferry disaster update

Zanzibar- Ferry disaster numbers increase At least 190 people are now known to have died when a ferry capsized off the popular tourist archipelago of Zanzibar, over 100 people are still missing. “We have recovered 190 people who have died and we have rescued 325 survivors,” said Mohammed Aboud, Zanzibar’s state minister for emergencies. At least 40 of those rescued were seriously injured, including some hit by falling debris as the boat rolled onto one side, he said, adding …

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14 September 2011

Kenya- New Airport to proceed

Nairobi - Kenya gets new Airport Approximately 100 struction companies are expected to tender for the re-development of Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) into a new modern international airport with the capacity to handle over 10 million passengers a year. Work could begin early in 2012 and is estimated to take 2 years.

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09 September 2011

Kenya- The Hemingways Group

Hemingways Holdings Hemingways Holdings, based in Nairobi, Kenya, having operated Hemingways Watamu for over two decades, introduce additions to their portfolio,Hemingways Ol Seki Mara and the new Hemingways Nairobi, set to open next year. Hemingways Holdings has taken over management of Ol Seki in the Masai Mara. This safari property, will be known as Hemingways Ol Seki Mara. Ol Seki is located in the Naibosho Conservancy situated in the far east of the Mara/Serengeti ecosystem…

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02 September 2011

WTM Speaker - disability holidays

World Travel Market needs speaker/Panellist November 2011 African companies who specialise in disability holidays WTM is looking for a speaker/panellist for one of our sessions and would like to have an African representative. info@atta.travel     

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01 September 2011

Kenya- Hemingways Expeditions launched

Hemingways Expeditions Launches in Nairobi Nairobi, Kenya . The Tours Division of Express Travel Group, has been re-branded as Hemingways Expeditions, introducing the new brand as one of East Africa’s premier safari operating partners for international tour operators and travel agents. Combining over 50 years experience of designing and operating safaris with its expert guides in Kenya and Tanzania, Hemingways Expeditions claims one of the most knowledgeable safari plannin…

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01 September 2011

Kenya Airways

Kenya Airways (KQ) finalized an order with Embraer for 10 E-190s, plus purchase rights for a further 16 E-jets, as part of its long-term expansion plan to fly to all African capital cities by the end of 2013. The order follows a letter of intent signed at the Paris Air Show in June  Deliveries are scheduled to begin in the third quarter of 2012. “The Embraer 190 fleet will be key in ensuring Kenya Airways becomes the leading carrier on the continent, interlinking African cities and&…

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01 September 2011

South Africa Stats Review

The validity of South Africa’s tourism arrival statistics is currently being investigated in a joint project by the The Tourism Business Council SA and SA Tourism. Tommy Edmond TBCSA Chairman, told attendees this week that the coordinated effort with the Department of Home Affairs was aimed at verifying how the numbers are collected. “We’ve concluded the first stage of the investigation and have raised three queries on the validity of the surveys that are run. We …

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