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Kenya Tourism Federation lost UNWTO affiliate status

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

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 grenade attack on open-air church service rattles Kenya

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

Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Correspondent, Africa

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

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

Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Correspondent, Africa

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

Kenya’s new Tourism Minister sworn in

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

Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Correspondent, Africa

(eTN) - Mrs.

Hippo kills Chinese tourist in Kenya

tourist was attempting to photograph young hippo Hippo kills Chinese tourist in Kenya

Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

(eTN) - Sad news is coming out of Kenya that a Chinese tourist has died in a local hospital, where she was taken last night after being attacked by a hippo while attempting to take a close-up ...

Kenya Tourism Board asks government for 500 million shillings

KTB wants to fund recovery tourism missions Kenya Tourism Board asks government for 500 million shillings

Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

(eTN) - Sources in Nairobi have confirmed that the Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) is seeking an additional 500 million Kenya shillings (US$5.9 million) to fund a series of “recovery missions” aimed ...

Kenya’s tourism gurus relieved over Supreme Court ruling

Travel advisories can be relaxed with election declared valid Kenya’s tourism gurus relieved over Supreme Court ruling

Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

(eTN) - Kenya’s tourism industry was swift to welcome the decision of the Supreme Court, which delivered the verdict of “validly elected” while turning down the applications of the ...

Tourism gurus expect swift recovery after peaceful elections in Kenya

Kenya’s new president elect Uhuru Kenyatta Tourism gurus expect swift recovery after peaceful elections in Kenya

Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

(eTN) - While the who’s who of Kenya’s tourism industry is wrapping up their participation in the world’s greatest tourism fair, ITB Berlin, a number of them have expressed their confidence ...

Kenya tourism businesses face pre-election blues as more blame is heaped on Mwazo

Let Peace Prevail Kenya tourism businesses face pre-election blues as more blame is heaped on Mwazo

(eTN) – “Finally his time in tourism is coming to an end. Too much of what he did was embroiled in controversy and the things which needed doing were not done.

Kenya President commissions phase one of new Isiolo airport

New hard surface runway officially opened Kenya President commissions phase one of new Isiolo airport

Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

(eTN) – Kenya President Mwai Kibaki yesterday formally opened the first phase of the new airport in Isiolo.

Lack of board appointments for East Africa tourism parastatals cause of more dissent

Editorial Lack of board appointments for East Africa tourism parastatals cause of more dissent

Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

(eTN) - The absence of substantive boards of directors at the newly-created East Africa tourism parastatals is said to be a further cause of growing dissent within the tourism industry and between ...

Convicted former tourism leaders start appeal hearing

plead for bail Convicted former tourism leaders start appeal hearing

Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

(eTN) - Former Permanent Secretary Rebecca Nabutoola, former Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) CEO Dr.

Court rules in favor of Muriithi Ndegwa as CEO of the Kenya Tourism Board

Kenya tourism Minister Danson Mwaz faced with hostile private sector Court rules in favor of Muriithi Ndegwa as CEO of the Kenya Tourism Board

Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

(eTN) - The ruling today of the Industrial Court in favor of Muriithi Ndegwa as CEO of the Kenya Tourism Board (KTB), affirming that he indeed holds a valid 3-year contract extension as handed to ...

Mwazo reeling as industrial court reinstates Muriithi Ndegwa

Industrial Court orders stay of execution until hearings Mwazo reeling as industrial court reinstates Muriithi Ndegwa

Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

(eTN) - First feedback from London is that Kenya’s Tourism Minister looked perplexed and stunned when news was whispered in his ear that Muriithi Ndegwa, clearly now a subject to the ...

Power company set to invest in tourism venture at Hells Gate National Park

KenGen set to open spa Power company set to invest in tourism venture at Hells Gate National Park

Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

(eTN) - The Kenya Electricity Generating Company, in short known as KenGen, is in the process of diversifying its portfolio with the entry into the tourism industry.

Muriithi Ndegwa makes come back at Kenya Tourist Board

Appointed to return as CEO Muriithi Ndegwa makes come back at Kenya Tourist Board

Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN

(eTN) - News just broke that the Head of Civil Service in Kenya, Francis Kimemia, has re-appointed Mr.

New Kenya Wildlife Service Chief Executive appointed in record time

William Kibet Kiprono named New Kenya Wildlife Service Chief Executive appointed in record time

Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

(eTN) – News is just breaking from Nairobi that Mr. William Kibet Kiprono has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of the Kenya Wildlife Service.

Leitoro appointed as acting CEO of Kenya Wildlife Service

Director for Security promoted Leitoro appointed as acting CEO of Kenya Wildlife Service

Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

(eTN) - The Board of Trustees of the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) announced yesterday that Mr.

Magical Kenya Exhibition exceeds expectations

Crowds mob the stands Magical Kenya Exhibition exceeds expectations

Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

The Kenya Tourism Board (KTB), aka Magical Kenya, held its annual tourism exhibition last weekend, and in spite of a challenging economic environment, visitor numbers exceeded those of past years, ...

Kenya south coast bed occupancy drops

Occupancy averaging only 43 percent Kenya south coast bed occupancy drops

Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

(eTN) - Information received by a regular source from the Kenyan coast makes stark reading, as the occupancy statistics attached to it made for an average of only 43 percent in September.

Confusion reigns over asset directive by the Transition Authority

efforts to divest of shareholdings in doubt Confusion reigns over asset directive by the Transition Authority

Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

(eTN) - A directive issued earlier this week by Kenya’s “Transition Authority” (TA), which is charged with an orderly transfer of assets to a number of new administrative entities created ...

Tanzania's Tourism Minister blasts Namanga border staff for inefficiency

makes surprise visit to Namanga border post Tanzania's Tourism Minister blasts Namanga border staff for inefficiency

Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

(eTN) - Complaints received while on a recent visit to Kenya about the often slow and cumbersome processing of tourists, prompted the no-nonsense and hands-on Minister for Natural Resources and ...

Lamu Cultural Festival set for World Heritage Site of Old Town

Kenya event Lamu Cultural Festival set for World Heritage Site of Old Town

Many of the world’s destinations loudly boast an opportunity for the traveler to “enter another world.” Off the shores of Northern Kenya, the island of Lamu offers this experience in its ...

UNDP and GEF set to partner with Kenya to promote western tourist circuit

United Nations Development Program and Global Environment Facility UNDP and GEF set to partner with Kenya to promote western tourist circuit

Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

(eTN) - Information has been ascertained that the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the Global Environment Facility (GEF) have set aside a joint 220 million Kenya shillings to support ...

Kenya President Kibaki appoints new chairs of tourism parastatals

Killian Lugwe to chair Hotel and Restaurant Authority Kenya President Kibaki appoints new chairs of tourism parastatals

Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

KENYA (eTN) - Killian Lugwe, best known in Kampala for heading the team which transformed the former Nile Hotel International into the Kampala Serena Hotel before being posted back to Nairobi at ...

Kenya’s tourism stakeholders livid over budget cuts for marketing

stark reality sinks in with Kenya’s tourism industry Kenya’s tourism stakeholders livid over budget cuts for marketing

Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

(eTN) - When a budget analysis was done in Kenya last Friday in a series of breakfast and lunchtime presentations by leading accounting, audit, and financial service consultancy firms, the stark ...

Kenya tourism stands together to face aftermath of Nairobi incident

Tourism numbers in Kenya down Kenya tourism stands together to face aftermath of Nairobi incident

Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

(eTN) - Key stakeholders from the private and public sector in Kenya, as well as association leaders, have stood up to be counted yesterday and condemned the criminal masterminds and perpetrators ...

Kenya’s new Tourism Minister locks horns with media

Minister a no-show at e-Tourism Conference Kenya’s new Tourism Minister locks horns with media

Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

(eTN) - In an unwarranted broadside against the media and their reporting, the recently-appointed new Tourism Minister of Kenya, Dan Mwazo, has done more harm than good to his cause to promote ...

Kenya Wildlife Service responds to Eco-Tourism Kenya and other claims

Statement issued after criminal case withdrawn Kenya Wildlife Service responds to Eco-Tourism Kenya and other claims

Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

(eTN) - In a media statement issued ahead of the Easter weekend, the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) Corporate Communications Department finally responded with a detailed account of their own, after ...

Mombasa blasts well away from tourist hot spots

Bound to affect tourism and travel Mombasa blasts well away from tourist hot spots

Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

(eTN) - A regular source from the Kenyan coast, met only a few days ago at the e-Tourism Conference in Nairobi, was swift to make contact and get heard when he said: “We had two separate but ...

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