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Tourism Marketing for Southcoast – Only Hot Air

  A few weeks ago, East African Affairs, Commerce and Tourism Cabinet Secretary Phyllis Kandie has formed a Consultative Tourism Recovery Strategy Committee to examine the challenges facing Kenya’s tourism industry. One of the major issues to be addressed by the nine-member committee is insecurity which she said has in the recent past posed a threat to the industry. We here...

NEMA Cuts Fee for Hoteliers – Good News

HOTELIERS have praised the decision by the National Environment Management Authority to revise the cost of acquiring waste management licences. The Environmental Management and Co-ordination Act (EMCA) license introduced by the Environment ministry in 2006 was considered punitive by many hoteliers. All hotels, irrespective of their sizes, were supposed to pay Sh105,000 to acquire licences. The charges have been revised to between...

German Tourism Keyplayer DER-TOURISTIK is investing in Kenyan Education

While others are evacuating toursists from our country - the German Tourism Keyplayer DER TOURISTIK is inversting in Kenya´s Education. " Give education a home " The DER Touristik has set itself the goal for 2014, to initiate the construction and expansion of schools in countries where children and young people better education and thus require future opportunities in...

Where are the 100 Million – Mr. Sheikh ?

Our Kwale ICT and is holding a yearly budget of 100.000.000,- Kenyan Schilling ( 1.2 Million USD ). Sofar we have not seen any substantional project that has been put on ground... or at least ... due to his hidden communication strategy - we haven´t noticed. Suddenly - beginning of this year Mr. Sheikh announced a 87 Million kwale tourism...

More Tourists from Netherlands

The Netherlands has hit out at countries issuing travel advisories against Kenya. At the same time Britain has denied that it ordered the evacuation of its citizens from the Coast. Dutch ambassador Joost Reintjes Wednesday said that countries that issued travel advisories against Kenya had blown matters out of proportion. Mr Reintjes said Kenya was peaceful despite isolated acts of terror...

Choices have consequences- both ways

When Western powers, ahead of Kenya’s general and presidential elections last year harped on about ‘Choices have Consequences’ few could fathom the full extent of what Kenya’s supposed Western friends had in store for the country. While publicly eating humble pie and trying to make for a better appearance when those warnings were not heeded by the Kenyan electorate and...

Kenya Tourism responds to British terror warning

The Kenya Tourism Federation late yesterday issued the following statement, formulating the response of the tourism private sector over the highly-dramatic new anti-travel advisory which the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office, in short FCO, has slapped upon Kenya. The statement, while dealing with the impact on the tourism industry in Kenya first and foremost, also at last puts the...

Kenya Tourism down by 12 percent

Arrivals are down by 12 percent as Kenya’s tourism industry prepares to fight back to recapture key markets It was a bitter pill to swallow for the Kenyan government and in particular for a Cabinet Secretary under siege, when, as data for the year 2013 were finally released, it was instantly obvious that the targets set for the past year were...