Travel from the UK to Kenya has not been impacted by the attack on a British couple staying at luxury Kiwayu Safari Village, according to reports.
Officials in Kenya have drafted extra police and soldiers into the area where a British holidaymaker was shot and killed and his wife kidnapped. David and Judith Tebbutt were staying at the luxury Kiwayu Safari Village when the incident occurred on September 10th.
Police are trying to secure the safe release of a British holidaymaker in Kenya who was kidnapped after her husband was killed in their luxury resort.
Officials in Kenya have moved to reassure visitors the drought sweeping the Horn of Africa is not having an impact on tourism in the country. Leah Gwiyo, permanent secretary, ministry of tourism, said visitor numbers were “impressive” in some regions despite the lack of rainfall.
The Kenya Government has confirmed that the cost of a single entry tourist visa to Kenya will remain at £20 ($25) for all visitors to the country until July 1st 2011. The waiver on the visa fee for children under the age of 16 years will remain in force for the same period.
Qatar Airways has linked up with the Kenya Tourist Board in a deal designed to boost the number of Chinese visitors to the destination. The move will be centred on a digital campaign where visitors can send Kenya themed e-postcards to their friends and relatives.
When Clarence House announced that Prince William had proposed to Kate Middleton in a continent he considers his “second home”, Kenya’s travel and tourism industry received the ultimate endorsement. BTN looks at the Windsors’ special relationship with Africa, and Kenya in particular.
A romantic holiday in Kenya has paid dividends for Prince William, with Clarence House confirming he is to marry sweetheart Kate Middleton next year. The news follows confirmation of their engagement in October this year. William – who is second in line to the British throne - will marry in the year which would have marked the 30th anniversary of his parents’ wedding.
The Kenya Tourist Board has just announced that its UK visitor arrival figures for July 2010 have risen by more than 14 per cent compared to the the same month last year.
The successful cooperation between AVIAREPS and the Kenya Tourist Board (KTB) continues.
Kenya’s tourism industry, which plummeted following political turmoil in 2007, has recovered to almost pre-2007 election levels. The number of tourism arrivals have risen 90 percent from last year, according to tourism minister Najib Balala, and is expected levels to return to 2007 levels by March.