Category: Kenya travel news

Kenya Travel & Tourism News for visitors. Kenya is a country in East Africa with coastline on the Indian Ocean. It encompasses savannah, lakelands, the dramatic Great Rift Valley and mountain highlands. It's also home to wildlife like lions, elephants and rhinos. From Nairobi, the capital, safaris visit the Maasai Mara Reserve, known for its annual wildebeest migrations, and Amboseli National Park, offering views of Tanzania's 5,895m Mt. Kilimanjaro.

A Tourism Hero: Agnes Mucuha of the Kenya Association of Travel Agents
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A Tourism Hero: Agnes Mucuha of the Kenya Association of Travel Agents

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 20, 2020

Agnes Mucuha is the Chief Executive Officer of the Kenya Association of Travel Agents in Nairobi, and she is now ... Read More

Tanzania Opens its Skies to Kenya-registered Airlines
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Tanzania Opens its Skies to Kenya-registered Airlines

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- September 16, 2020

Tanzania has lifted its ban on Kenyan registered airlines, opening a new cooperation over the East African skies after a ... Read More

Kenya Open Again for Global Travelers
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Kenya Open Again for Global Travelers

editor editor- September 15, 2020

Passengers arriving on international flights into Kenya must show a negative COVID-19 certificate on arrival obtained no later than 96 ... Read More

East African Tourism Stuck in Turbulent Skies
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East African Tourism Stuck in Turbulent Skies

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- September 2, 2020

Tourism investors in the region are challenged by the ongoing airspace tension between Kenya and Tanzania, now damaging the East ... Read More

Kenya Airways posts record half-year loss
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Kenya Airways posts record half-year loss

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- September 1, 2020

Kenya Airways had been badly affected by the global COVID-19 pandemic over the past six months with a recorded loss ... Read More

Kenya Airways denied entry into Tanzanian sky
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Kenya Airways denied entry into Tanzanian sky

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- August 26, 2020

A dark cloud is hanging over the East African skies in a standoff between Kenya Airways and the Tanzanian aviation ... Read More

The Safer Tourism Seal adds Magic when Rediscovering Travel
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The Safer Tourism Seal adds Magic when Rediscovering Travel

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 26, 2020

Magical Kenya became an even more magical travel destination today. Kenya became the first country in the world to be ... Read More

Kenya’s Tourism Minister Najib Balala is now a Wildlife Ranger
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Kenya’s Tourism Minister Najib Balala is now a Wildlife Ranger

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 31, 2020

World Ranger Day is celebrated on 31 July to commemorate Rangers killed or injured in the line of duty and to celebrate ... Read More

East African regional tourism set for revival from International flights
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East African regional tourism set for revival from International flights

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- July 26, 2020

Major international airlines are set to resume passenger schedule flights to Kenya, bringing new hopes for fast track recovery of ... Read More

Kenya Airspace to Reopen: Joins Other African States
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Kenya Airspace to Reopen: Joins Other African States

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- July 10, 2020

Joining other African states south of the Sahara to Kenya airspace is set to re-open for domestic and international travelers, ... Read More

Domestic and regional tourism key to Africa’s post-COVID-19 recovery
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Domestic and regional tourism key to Africa’s post-COVID-19 recovery

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- May 11, 2020

Developing domestic and regional tourism is the best strategy that would make African continent a single destination, taking into account ... Read More

Kenya and Tanzania report sharp drop in hotel occupancy
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Kenya and Tanzania report sharp drop in hotel occupancy

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- March 20, 2020

Kenya and Tanzania are registering a sharp drop in toruist hotel occupancy after suspension of Kenya Airways' flights to key ... Read More

FAA warning: U.S. civil aviation over Kenya to exercise extreme caution
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FAA warning: U.S. civil aviation over Kenya to exercise extreme caution

editor editor- February 27, 2020

An FAA warning stated today, February 26, 2020, that due to cross-border extremist/militant attacks originating in Somalia, there is increasing ... Read More

African Tourism Board CEO leaves Kenya with a smile
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African Tourism Board CEO leaves Kenya with a smile

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 15, 2020

Kenya Tourism with the support of the African Tourism Board may play a leading role in initiating and advancing pilot ... Read More

100-year-old Charles Njonjo tracks mountain gorillas at Mt. Mgahinga National Park
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100-year-old Charles Njonjo tracks mountain gorillas at Mt. Mgahinga National Park

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- January 20, 2020

Charles Mugane Njonjo, Kenya's first post-independence Attoney General under President Jomo Kenyatta, turns a hundred on January 23, 2020. To ... Read More

South Africa’s largest hotel chain quits Kenyan safari market
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South Africa’s largest hotel chain quits Kenyan safari market

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- January 18, 2020

Come the end of January, South African hotel chain, Tsogo Sun Hotels, is set to close its property in Kenyan ... Read More

Africa Hotel Investment Forum set for 2 events in Africa this year
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Africa Hotel Investment Forum set for 2 events in Africa this year

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- January 16, 2020

Africa's premier hotel investment gathering, the Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) is expected to take place in 2 African cities ... Read More

Kenya Tourism Sector Performance Report 2019
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Kenya Tourism Sector Performance Report 2019

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 10, 2020

Vacationing in Kenya! This is a favorite for American travelers and big business for the Kenya Tourism Industry. Witness to ... Read More

Jamaica Tourism Minister checks progress of Global Tourism Resilience Centre at Kenyatta U
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Jamaica Tourism Minister checks progress of Global Tourism Resilience Centre at Kenyatta U

editor editor- December 11, 2019

The Jamaica Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, paid a visit to Kenyatta University (KU) to review progress towards the setting ... Read More

African aviation industry leaders unite in Kenya at Routes Africa
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African aviation industry leaders unite in Kenya at Routes Africa

mm Chief Assignment Editor- December 9, 2019

The African aviation market will grow to over 356 million passengers by 2038, according to International Air Transport Association latest ... Read More

Minister Bartlett to conclude discussions for establishment of first Satellite Center in Kenya
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Minister Bartlett to conclude discussions for establishment of first Satellite Center in Kenya

mm Chief Assignment Editor- December 9, 2019

Jamaica's Tourism Minister, Hon Edmund Bartlett is currently in Kenya to conclude discussions for the establishment of the first Satellite ... Read More

African Tourism Board focus on Aviation takes a big step forward at Routes Mombasa
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African Tourism Board focus on Aviation takes a big step forward at Routes Mombasa

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 9, 2019

African Tourism Board President Alain St.Ange, who was also the former Seychelles  Minister of Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine ... Read More

African Tourism Board President heads to Routes Africa in Mombasa
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African Tourism Board President heads to Routes Africa in Mombasa

mm Harry S. Johnson- December 7, 2019

Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles former Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine Minister and President of the African Tourism Board, was ... Read More

Kenya tour operator UNIGLOBE Let’s Go Travel attains global certification for sustainable practices
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Kenya tour operator UNIGLOBE Let’s Go Travel attains global certification for sustainable practices

editor editor- November 21, 2019

UNIGLOBE Travel International member UNIGLOBE Let’s Go Travel in Nairobi, Kenya, has become one of the first tour operators in ... Read More

Kenya Tourism Secretary Najib Balala positioned as an African Leader: Cemented
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Kenya Tourism Secretary Najib Balala positioned as an African Leader: Cemented

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- November 11, 2019

The African Tourism Board cemented Kenya's Tourism Minister standing as a long year recognized African tourism leader last week in ... Read More

$1.5 billion railway project entirely funded and built by China opens in Kenya
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$1.5 billion railway project entirely funded and built by China opens in Kenya

mm Chief Assignment Editor- October 22, 2019

The second section (120 kilometers/75 miles) of a China-funded railway connecting Kenya's capital city of Nairobi to Naivasha, a town ... Read More

Kenya Convention Bureau names new chief
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Kenya Convention Bureau names new chief

mm Alain St.Ange- October 9, 2019

The newly-created Kenya Convention Bureau announced that Mrs. Jacinta Nzioka has been appointed as its new director. Previously, Jacinta served ... Read More

Safaris in Uganda? The only 20/20 tour operator is: Let’s Go Travel
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Safaris in Uganda? The only 20/20 tour operator is: Let’s Go Travel

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 17, 2019

Traveling to Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya or Rwanda? Let’s Go Travel is evidence, that not all Uganda Tour Operators are designed equal. ... Read More

UNWTO has a new Executive Council Chair: Hon. Najib Balala
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UNWTO has a new Executive Council Chair: Hon. Najib Balala

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 13, 2019

The Minister of Tourism of Kenya, The Hon. Minister Najib Balala was elected today to chair the UNWTO executive council. ... Read More

Kenya lobbies for hosting UNWTO General Assembly
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Kenya lobbies for hosting UNWTO General Assembly

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- September 13, 2019

Kenya has intensified lobbying to win the bid to host the 24th edition of the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) ... Read More

Elephants are dual nationals in Kenya and Tanzania!
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Elephants are dual nationals in Kenya and Tanzania!

Adam Ihucha - eTN Tanzania Adam Ihucha - eTN Tanzania- September 8, 2019

Dual citizenship though is illegal; elephants are not only defying the man-made law day in day out, but are also ... Read More

Destination Africa by Wakanow.com in Kenya joins the African Tourism Board
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Destination Africa by Wakanow.com in Kenya joins the African Tourism Board

eTN Managing Editor eTN Managing Editor- September 2, 2019

Kenya's most known online inbound and outbound tour operator Wakanow Kenya operating the Destination Africa online portal joined the African ... Read More

Water salute welcomes Uganda Airlines inaugural flight at Nairobi Airport
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Water salute welcomes Uganda Airlines inaugural flight at Nairobi Airport

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- August 29, 2019

Uganda Airlines made its inaugural commercial flight for the first time in almost two decades to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport ... Read More

African Tourism Board News

African Tourism Board applauds President Kenyatta of Kenya for co-chairing the Global Resilience and Crisis Management Center

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 19, 2019

The President of the Republic of Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta has accepted Jamaica's Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett’s invitation to be ... Read More

Africa and the Caribbean reconnected after Kenyattas visit to Barbados
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Africa and the Caribbean reconnected after Kenyattas visit to Barbados

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 15, 2019

Global Pan Africanism Network-GPAN called on CARICOM and Melanesian nations to embrace this campaign to reunite all people of African ... Read More