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    KQ partners with American company to boost Kenya’s tourist numbers

    National carrier Kenya Airways (K.Q.) has partnered with American company TDE-Tourism in a strategic move facilitated by Kenyan marketing firm Frontier Marketing to boost passenger numbers on the direct flight from New York to Nairobi. TDE Tourism is a division of Toussaint Duchess Entertainment (TDE) run by US-based former Hollywood actress and Broadway theatre veteran Lady Toussaint Duchess popularly known as Lady T. The campaign dubbed ‘Journey to Africa with Lady T’ is to develop a strong tourism market for Kenya among the African American society, many of whom trace their ancestry in Africa. “Following a year of unprecedented uncertainty, we continue to join […] More

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    Kenyan FIA rally stars off to Tanzania for 3rd round of ARC

    Kenya’s FIA rally stars Hamza Anwar, McRae Kimathi and Jeremy Wahome are upbeat ahead of the 3rd round of the African Rally Championship scheduled to start from Friday to Sunday in Tanzania.  The trio, who are sponsored by Safaricom and Kenya Airways, will be making their debuts in Tanzania  and will give their Ford Fiestas a second outing after last month’s Safari Rally. “I am thrilled at this opportunity because it is my first time to take part in the African Rally Championships. It is a new challenge but from the experience I gathered at WRC Safari Rally last month, […] More

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    Bids welcome for complex and hotel at JNIA

    By Albert Mwazighe By MOHAMED ISSA The Tanzania Ministry of Works and Transport through the Tanzania Airports Authority is inviting applications for the development of a commercial complex and its associated facilities, and a four-star hotel at the Julius Nyerere International Airport through a public private partnership agreement. Despite the African Airlines Association (AFRAA) pegging recovery of the airline industry earliest by 2024, the Tanzania government hopes the development at JNIA will boost business activities at the airport. The region’s aviation industry has not been spared by the global pandemic and airlines are operating at bare minimum. “It is expected […] More

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    KQ adds flights to Europe as summer demand shoots up

    Companies KQ adds flights to Europe as summer demand shoots up Wednesday July 21 2021 A Kenya Airways aircraft at JKIA. FILE PHOTO | NMG By GERALD ANDAEMore by this Author Summary The carrier has increased weekly flights to Paris from three to four starting Saturday (July 17), London will get an additional flight from one to two starting July 27 while Amsterdam will get two frequencies beginning August 2. The rise in demand is the product of increased travel to Kenya and other East Africa countries by western tourists seeking safari visits and a view of wildebeest migration in the Maasai Mara National […] More

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    Investors want the West to lift Covid-related advisories

    By LUKE ANAMI Players in the hospitality industry, one of the hardest hit by the Covid-19 pandemic worldwide, now want the travel ban imposed by a section of Western capitals to be lifted to allow recovery. “We are not yet out of the woods. We cannot until international travel is back,” said Mike Macharia, the chairman of the Kenya Association of Hotelkeepers and Caterers. “We get about 1.2 million visitors from the international market every year. Without those, it is a struggle,’’ he added. The classification by different countries on whether travellers from certain countries should be allowed entry and […] More

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    Kenya Airways pilots seek IMF audience in turn around plan

    A key element that arose from the inquiry is the general mismanagement at the airline, KALPA notes. “It is unfortunate that to date, most of the Senate report recommendations have never been implemented, despite the thorough and comprehensive audit of the airline done through the inquiry,” KALPA general secretary and CEO, Captain Murithi Nyagah, says in the letter. “Interesting to note, but not surprising, the same has been the common denominator amongst other documented audit reports and findings that have been conducted,” Nyagah adds, “As your team engages the government of Kenya in evaluating KQ, it is important that the […] More

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    UK–Kenya travel restrictions hurt half-year visitor numbers

    The heightened travel restrictions between Kenya and the UK in April led to a drop in international arrivals into the country, amid Covid-19 impact on the sector. Pre-Covid, UK was the second overseas market source with 181,484 arrivals in 2019, a year that saw the country record the highest international numbers ever, at 2,048, 834, with the US being the lead market with 245,437 visitors. The decision by the UK to place Kenya on its ‘Red List’ this year, over the lethal South African coronavirus variant, affected arrivals from the traditional market as tourists to Kenya remained low in the […] More

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    Driving sustainable impact through strategic sports partnerships

    The power of sports for social good is well recognised. When harnessed correctly, it can positively impact development goals, including improving health, economic prosperity, education, and community cohesion. As a force for good, sports can convene people both globally and locally, hence the importance of strategic sports partnerships for sustainable impact. We can achieve this by bringing together organisations in different industries for a common purpose as catalysts for the social-economic development of the entire sports ecosystem, as highlighted in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) in this case 17 — Partnerships for the goals. Henry Ford once […] More

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