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Kenya tourism: Lamu County under attack and local hotels set on fire

Al Shabaab militants attack Mpeketoni, overrun police station and set fire to local hotels Kenya tourism: Lamu County under attack and local hotels set on fire

By Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Africa Correspondent and wire input

Information about an attack by most likely Somali militants on a police post in Lamu county emerged last night from Kenya that the Mpeketoni police station was apparently overrun, weapons and ...

Tourism Boards of Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda move closer

Tourism Boards of Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda move closer

By Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Africa Correspondent

The emergence of the “Coalition of the Willing” last year saw the launch of such tourism-related initiatives like the introduction of the common tourist visa and the use of joint exhibition ...

Airline’s new home launches new age

Airline’s new home launches new age

By Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H.Thome, eTN Africa Correspondent

At 9 am local time in Doha, Qatar Airways (QR) will move to the new Hamad International Airport as well as commence flight operations into the brand spanking new mega airport, which was built to ...

Aviation company in Kenya gets charter license for China

airline expansion from africa to china Aviation company in Kenya gets charter license for China

By Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Africa Correspondent

The investment in two Kenyan aviation companies, first in Kijipwa Aviation in Kilifi and more recently in Phoenix Aviation in Nairobi, seems to have borne immediate fruits when Phoenix, according ...

Another blast hits Kenya near Kasarani Sports Complex killing at least two and injuring scores more

eTN Africa correspondent within earshot of explosion Another blast hits Kenya near Kasarani Sports Complex killing at least two and injuring scores more

By Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Africa Correspondent

Sirens were screaming their way into the area near the Kasarani Sports Centre on the main highway from Nairobi to Thika, where not long after 5 pm local time a loud blast was heard, indicating an ...

Kenya's national airline confirms withdrawal from Eldoret

Kenya's national airline confirms withdrawal from Eldoret

By Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Africa Correspondent

Kenya Airways (KQ) yesterday formally notified travel agents, booked passengers and the public at large that they will withdraw from the Eldoret route and that flights, come April 1, will be ...

Kenya Airways confirms anticipated delivery of 6 B787-8 Dreamliners and one more B777-300ER

Kenya aviation Kenya Airways confirms anticipated delivery of 6 B787-8 Dreamliners and one more B777-300ER

By Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Africa Correspondent

Kenya Airways confirms continued growth under 'Plan Mawingo'

Jambojet opens bookings for flight launch on April 1

African Aviation Jambojet opens bookings for flight launch on April 1

By Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Africa Correspondent

JAMBOJET FLIGHTS NOW OPEN FOR BOOKINGS

Reed Travel Exhibitions partner with SITE and ICCA in Nairobi MICE seminar

Kenya Tourism Board supports MICE Seminar in Nairobi Reed Travel Exhibitions partner with SITE and ICCA in Nairobi MICE seminar

By Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Africa Correspondent

Muriithi Ndegwa, CEO of the Kenya Tourism Board, aka Magical Kenya, this morning officially launched the first ever dedicated MICE seminar in Nairobi, which aims to equip the over 50 participants ...

Dr. Taleb Rifai, UNWTO Secretary General sends his condolences to the Kenyan people

KTB issues reassurance to tourism trade Dr. Taleb Rifai, UNWTO Secretary General sends his condolences to the Kenyan people

By Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Correspondent, Africa

The Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) has just availed a message of condolences sent to them by UNWTO Secretary General Dr. Taleb Rifai.

David Scowsill Speech at Africa Hotel Investment Forum

Tourism Speech David Scowsill Speech at Africa Hotel Investment Forum

Editor's Note: In the last two months, eTN has had the opportunity to attend three major global travel and tourism industry events.

Nairobi's Westgate Mall attack claims at least 39 dead and over 150 injured

Kenya mourns victims of terrorist attack Nairobi's Westgate Mall attack claims at least 39 dead and over 150 injured

By Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Correspondent, Africa

News has been emerging from Nairobi that gunfire has been reported from the West Gate Mall, one of Nairobi's largest and a major police and security operation is now underway and have confirmed ...

Tanzania, Kenya annual budgets set bad image on regional tourism

East Africa Tanzania, Kenya annual budgets set bad image on regional tourism

By Apolinari Tario, eTN Correspondent, Tanzania

TANZANIA (eTN) - Despite that tourism plays an integral role to economies of Tanzania and Kenya, these two neighbor African destinations have neglected this crucial economic sector in their ...

KTF speaks out on attempt to rob Kenya's tourism through budget cuts

Kenya Tourism Federation KTF speaks out on attempt to rob Kenya's tourism through budget cuts

By Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Correspondent, Africa

(eTN) - The Chairperson of the Kenya Tourism Federation, Mrs.

Kenya Tourism Federation lost UNWTO affiliate status

Relevant to East Africa Tourism Kenya Tourism Federation lost UNWTO affiliate status

By Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Correspondent, Africa

(eTN) - Kenya’s tourism association apex body, the Kenya Tourism Federation (KTF), has lost their status as a UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) affiliate body, reportedly as a result of a ...

Mombasa Airport overhaul ends in time for high season

Moi International Airport in Kenya Mombasa Airport overhaul ends in time for high season

By Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Correspondent, Africa

(eTN) - Work at the Moi International Airport in Mombasa, ongoing for several years to upgrade arrival and departure lounges and other facilities, is according to Airport Manager Yatich Kangugo on ...

Suspect in grenade attack shot dead in Nairobi

Kenya suspect killed Suspect in grenade attack shot dead in Nairobi

By Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Correspondent, Africa

(eTN) - Reports just breaking from Nairobi speak of one suspect in the Eastleigh area of Nairobi being gunned down in a shootout with security operatives, who had cornered him.

Kenya Airways celebrates new flights to Livingstone, Zambia

Airline holds cocktail party Kenya Airways celebrates new flights to Livingstone, Zambia

By Gill Staden, eTN Correspondent, Zambia

ZAMBIA - During the week, Kenya Airways held a cocktail party to celebrate their new flights to Livingstone. The party was on the lawns at the Zambezi Sun.

Mombasa grenade attack on open-air church service rattles Kenya

terror attack Mombasa grenade attack on open-air church service rattles Kenya

By Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Correspondent, Africa

(eTN) - A grenade thrown last evening at around 7:00 p.m.

Qatar Airways finally heading for Mombasa?

Qatar Airways Qatar Airways finally heading for Mombasa?

By Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Correspondent, Africa

(eTN) - According to the latest reports, Qatar Airways, may now finally commence a daily service to Mombasa by the end of August this year.

Mombasa and Coast Tourist Association re-elects Mohammed Hersi unopposed

Kenya coast tourism Mombasa and Coast Tourist Association re-elects Mohammed Hersi unopposed

By Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Correspondent, Africa

(eTN) - News just came in from Mombasa confirming that Mohammed Hersi, Regional General Manager, Coast, for Sarova Hotels, was last evening re-elected unopposed as Chairman of the Mombasa and ...

Kenya Tourism Federation Chief elected to East African Business Council Board

East African Community Kenya Tourism Federation Chief elected to East African Business Council Board

By Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Correspondent, Africa

(eTN) - The Chief Executive of the Kenya Tourism Federation, Mrs.

Kenya Airport Authority blamed for Mombasa flight chaos

Moi International Airport Kenya Airport Authority blamed for Mombasa flight chaos

By Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Correspondent, Africa

(eTN) - The closure of the single runway at Mombasa’s Moi International Airport (MBA) for several hours yesterday morning, between 0530 to at least 0930 hours, appears to have caught several ...

Kenya’s new Tourism Minister sworn in

Mrs. Phyllis Kandie named Kenya’s new Tourism Minister sworn in

By Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Correspondent, Africa

(eTN) - Mrs.

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