Kenya Tourist Board News

Kenya Tourism Board welcomes FCO travel advice

Kenya Tourism Board welcomes FCO travel advice

The Kenya Tourism Board is delighted at the decision made by the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office to remove the travel advisory for further areas of the Kenya coast to include Malindi, situated northeast of Mombasa. The lifting of the advisory for this section of the coast means the area from Malindi to the Tanzanian border is an advisory-free zone and visitors can now access the coast via Malindi Airport in addition to Mombasa’s Moi International Airport and Ukunda Airport in Diani.

Kenya joins UNWTO Executive Council

Kenya joins UNWTO Executive Council

Kenya has been elected to the highest decision making body of the United Nation World Tourism Organisation Executive Council. The announcement was confirmed at the 21st UNWTO General Assembly, held in Medellin, Colombia. Kenya’s appointment provides a significant endorsement to the country’s tourism sector as it means that Kenya will now, for the next two years, have a leading role on the UN affiliate body responsible for the coordination of global tourism issues and programmes.

Kenya welcomes FCO decision to lift coastal travel warning

Kenya welcomes FCO decision to lift coastal travel warning

The Kenya Tourism Board has welcomed the removal of the British Foreign & Commonwealth Office travel advisory for Mombasa and the entire stretch of the Kenya coast from Watamu to the border with Tanzania. While the south coast has always remained open for business, tourists will now be able to once again enjoy the majority of the Kenya coast, with the only exclusion now being Malindi and areas further north, including Lamu County.

Africa & Indian Ocean winners revealed at World Travel Awards

Africa & Indian Ocean winners revealed at World Travel Awards

Kenya Tourism Board has successfully defended its title as Africa’s Leading Tourist Board as World Travel Awards winners in Africa & Indian Ocean are revealed. The organisation was among the most successful entrants at the 2014 awards, taking the prize for the third consecutive year, while South Africa Airways took the trophy for Africa’s Leading Airline.