With a series of large infrastructure developments coming online, including a new trainline linking Mombasa and Nairobi, Kenyan tourism is set for a bright future. Here Fatuma Hirsi Mohamed, principal secretary for tourism in the country, speaks to Breaking Travel News about her ambitions for the sector.
Hemingways Collection has announced that Hemingways Watamu will re-launch in January 2018 following a multi-million-dollar transformation. The hotel will reveal a full refurbishment that cements its position as the leading property of its kind in the country.
Oman Air has welcomed the launch of its inaugural flight WY721 to Nairobi, Kenya. The four times weekly flight to Nairobi operated by a Boeing 737-800, is Oman Air’s first service to Kenya.
Dedicated to the constant maintenance of their exclusive lodges and camps, luxury travel company &Beyond has announced the upcoming refurbishment of &Beyond Bateleur Camp, situated in Kenya’s Masai Mara.
Emirates has announced that it will introduce a third daily flight between Dubai and Kenya’s capital Nairobi from June. The additional flight will increase the number of scheduled Emirates flights between the two cities to 21 a week and give customers greater flexibility and choice when planning their travel.
Hilton Worldwide has signed a management agreement with Jabavu Village to open a 255 guest-room and suite hotel in Kenya’s capital. The hotel is set to open in 2020 and joins 50 Hilton Hotels & Resorts properties trading or under development in 17 countries across Africa.
With three luxurious properties in Kenya, Fairmont offers unrivalled luxury and adventure in the destination. Here Breaking Travel News takes a tour of the portfolio to discover just what it is that makes the brand a market leader in Africa.
fastjet Tanzania has been given clearance by the Kenyan government to operate flights between Kenya and Tanzania under the Bilateral Air Services Agreement between the two countries. The deal has previously been approved by the Tanzanian government, clearing the way for takeoff.
Carlson Rezidor is anticipated to open its first Radisson Blu Hotel in Nairobi in late 2015, with the property becoming Rezidor’s flagship hotel in East Africa. The hotel will have 271 bedrooms and feature a health club, spa and over 1,400 square metres of conference space. Nairobi has one of the fastest growing economies on the continent and is seen by Carlson Rezidor as the gateway to rest of Africa.
Airbnb chief executive Brian Chesky will visited GES 2015 to meet with entrepreneurs from around the world and explore the sharing economy’s impact and expansion, particularly on the African continent - which represents a huge opportunity for the company. In the last twelve months alone, Airbnb has more than doubled in size in Africa.