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    Apartment rentals gaining ground for holidaymakers in Mombasa

Apartment rentals gaining ground for holidaymakers in Mombasa

Kenya: Mombasa County is becoming a frontier for investments, partly due to favourable weather, improving road network and amenities that attract droves of tourists. The hospitality industry attracts more than half of these investments. However, for many years, the hospitality industry has been bogged down by a number of obstacles ranging from [...]

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    Kenya: Beach hotel scopes two awards

Kenya: Beach hotel scopes two awards

Kenya: Five star Coast resort, Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa has received two awards of merit from TripAdvisor for exemplary hotel service and excellent dining for 2014. The resort’s acting General Manager, Mr Francis Msengeti said the awards are a mark of excellence and achievement. “The awards symbolise high standards of customer [...]

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    Tourism players in Kenya want State to release Sh200 million for recovery

Tourism players in Kenya want State to release Sh200 million for recovery

MOMBASA, KENYA: Players in the struggling tourism industry now want the Government to release funds meant for tourism recovery programme. President Uhuru Kenyatta had announced a Sh200 million boost to resuscitate the industry which has been weighed down by travel advisories issued by key source markets over insecurity. Speaking during the 12th edition [...]

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Kenya: Elephants could be extinct in a decade

  Kenya: Elephants could be extinct in a decade

Elephant poaching has continued unabated and this is threatening the tourism industry, one of Kenya’s biggest foreign exchange earners. Only about 30,000 elephants exist in the country, down from 170,000 about [...]

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Africa elephants ‘face survival threat’ from poaching

  Africa elephants ‘face survival threat’ from poaching

The survival of Africa's elephants is under threat, with estimates suggesting more than 20,000 were killed in 2013, a report says. The office of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered [...]

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UTB, private sector woo German tourism marketing groups

Tourism promoters are now courting destination marketeering as a way of driving mass numbers to Uganda as a premier destination. Destination marketers are specialized groups that team up with a network [...]

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Virunga Park oil hunt in DR Congo halted

  Virunga Park oil hunt in DR Congo halted

The hunt for oil is to be halted in Africa's oldest national park in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a UK-based oil firm has said. Virunga National Park is a Unesco [...]

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Hope as German airline increases flights, flies in tourists

  Hope as German airline increases flights, flies in tourists

Tourism Cabinet Secretary Phyllis Kandie has commended German leisure airliner, Condor, for supporting Kenya’s tourism sector at a time it has been hit by adverse travel advisories. Kandie, who spoke to [...]

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Rangers to make iconic trek to save wildlife

  Rangers to make iconic trek to save wildlife

‘Boots on the ground’ prepare for a 200-mile journey for urgent conservation initiatives’ NAIROBI, Kenya – Africa is losing wildlife at an unprecedented rate.  As per the latest government figures, Kenya [...]

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