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US is now Kenya’s top source market

December 20, 2016 TTD

The United States has emerged as the top source market for Kenya after overtaking tourist arrivals from the United Kingdom in the first 10 months of 2016.

Seychelles

Air Seychelles expands codeshare with Alitalia

December 20, 2016 TTD

Seychelles national carrier, Air Seychelles, has expanded its codeshare with Alitalia to offer travellers convenient air connections to Madagascar and South Africa. Under the agreement, Alitalia will place its AZ flight code on Air Seychelles’ […]

Air Seychelles
Seychelles

Air Seychelles to inaugurate flights to Durban

December 20, 2016 TTD

Air Seychelles is set to inaugurate flights to Durban, South Africa, on March 30, 2017. The Seychelles national carrier plans to operate two flights a week to Durban from its hub, Seychelles International Airport on […]

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Johannesburg: Africa’s most visited City in 2016

December 19, 2016 TTD

Johannesburg is for the fourth year running the most popular destination city in Africa, according to the 2016 Mastercard Global Destinations Cities Index. The South African city is expected to welcome 3.6 million international overnight […]

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Construction of Cruise ship terminal begins

December 19, 2016 TTD

The construction of the first ever cruise ship terminal at the port of Mombasa has finally started at a cost of Sh350 million. Tourism Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala, said the project is being financed by […]

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Kenya to host SKAL World Congress 2018

December 19, 2016 TTD

  Kenya has won a bid to host the SKAL International World Congress in 2018. In May 2015, SKAL International, an organisation that promotes global travel and tourism called off a congress which was supposed […]

Seychelles

QATAR AIRWAYS INTRODUCE FLIGHTS TO SEYCHELLES

December 19, 2016 TTD

Qatar Airways has introduced flights to Seychelles, giving the island nation’s Tourism industry a major boost. The Qatar aircraft touched down at Seychelles International Airport on Mahe Island on Sunday and was welcomed with a […]

South Africa

Exhibitor registration for INDABA 2017 open

December 15, 2016 TTD

South African Tourism has opened exhibitor registrations for INDABA 2017. INDABA, which is one the largest global tourism marketing events is scheduled to take place from May 16-18, next year. The travel show is set […]

North America

Sheraton Hotels unveils new Hotel in Guinea

December 15, 2016 TTD

Sheraton Hotels and Resorts has unveiled its new hotel, Sheraton Grand Conakry in Guinea, West Africa. The hotel chain which is part of Marriott International, announced the opening of the newly built hotel on Sunday […]

India

India to enhance Tourism Relations with Kenya

December 15, 2016 TTD

The Indian government plans to sign a memorandum of understanding with Kenya on promoting tourism. Union Tourism Secretary for India, Shri Vinod Zutshi, said the MOU would enhance marketing activities aimed to benefit tourism industry […]

Zimbabwe

Gonarezhou Park: Vast and Magnificent (Part 2)

December 15, 2016 TTD

By STEPHEN EPHRAEM, ZIMBABWE: THE previous article on Gonarezhou National Park attracted a lot of feedback from readers. One interesting feedback was from a South African based reader, Mr Zeph Noya, who shared a piece […]

Zimbabwe

GONAREZHOU PARK: VAST AND MAGNIFICENT

December 15, 2016 TTD

By STEPHEN EPHRAEM, ZIMBABWE: Sweet natural songs composed and produced by wildlife welcome visitors as they pass closely knitted mopane and acacia bushes. Qualia birds churn the soprano as elephants blow the trumpets. Doves tune […]

Kenya

Speed up Upgrading of Kisumu Airport

December 15, 2016 TTD

Tourism players in Kenya’s Western circuit have urged the government to fast track the upgrading of Kisumu International Airport to unlock the region’s tourism potential. The Lake Victoria Tourism Association (LVTA) wants the Kenya Airports […]

Kenya

Kenya Tourism Board gets new CEO

December 15, 2016 TTD

Former Scanad Kenya managing director, Betty Radier, has been officially confirmed as the new Chief Executive Officer of Kenya Tourism Board (KTB). The new KTB boss took office on December 1, replacing former managing director, […]

Kenya

A New Convention Centre to be built in Nairobi

December 12, 2016 TTD

Kenya is set to construct a new Convention Centre in Nairobi next year as it consolidates its gains on Conference tourism. The East African country has hosted high-profile meetings including the Global Entrepreneurship Summit which was […]

Hotels

Top-notch Thanda Hotel open to guests

December 12, 2016 TTD

A top-notch holiday facility, Thanda hotel, has been unveiled on the exclusive Shungi Mbili Island in Tanzania. The luxury property owned by a Swedish couple Christin and Dan Olofsson, comprises an expansive five-bedroom villa featuring […]

Zanzibar

EnglishPoint to unveil its Marina in 2017

December 12, 2016 TTD

Kenya is expected to be put on the world map in 2017 when a Mombasa hotel unveils its Sh350 million Marina. A marina is a specially designed harbour for small boats and yachts and may […]

Zanzibar

Why Zanzibar attracts more Tourists

December 12, 2016 TTD

Advertising campaigns in overseas markets are among the factors making Zanzibar to attract more international tourists. According to Zanzibar Commission for Tourism (ZCT) chairman, Ahmada Khatib, Zanzibar has been advertising the destination in traditional markets […]

Zimbabwe

Why Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe is a must visit

December 12, 2016 TTD

The iconic Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe is one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Victoria Falls, the largest waterfall in the world is also an acclaimed United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) […]

Sea

Kenya’s Cruise Tourism on Recovery Path

December 12, 2016 TTD

Kenya’s Tourism industry got a boost yesterday when a luxury cruise ship arrived in Mombasa with 991 tourists and crew. MS Nautica which is operated by Oceania Cruises docked at the port of Mombasa at […]

Uganda

Tourism top Foreign exchange Earner for Uganda

December 12, 2016 TTD

Tourism emerged top foreign exchange earner for Uganda in the last financial year. According to the 7th Annual Tourism Sector Performance Report, Uganda earned foreign exchange of $1.35 billion from tourism in financial year 2015/2016.

Wildlife

Game viewing prospects in Dodori National Reserve

December 9, 2016 TTD

Lamu County Government in Kenya is set to introduce game viewing in the Dodori National Reserve. The 877-square kilometre reserve in Lamu County encompasses an important woodland and forest area that historically supported large population […]

Hotels

Lazizi Premiere Hotel to be opened in 2017

December 9, 2016 TTD

An Indian hotel chain, Sarovar Hotels and Resorts, is set to open Lazizi Premiere in Nairobi in January next year. Initially, the Mumbai based hotel group had planned to unveil the hotel in September, but […]