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  • Luxury Tourism in East Africa has been on an upswing following the reopening of air travel.
  • Marriott and Radisson Blu are leading the line in Investments in Luxury Tourism in East Africa.
  • American hotel brand Marriott International is eyeing over 30 hotel openings  in Africa by the close of 2024

 East Africa has emerged as a magnet for luxury tourists seeking unforgettable experiences, as evidenced by the increasing investments in high-end travel and accommodation in the region.

This region, comprising countries Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, and others, has witnessed a surge in high-end tourism from global hotel chains pumping investments in the region, drawing discerning travellers from around the globe.

In response, East Africa continues positioning itself as a premier destination for luxury tourism. Stakeholders in the region are capitalizing on this growing trend by investing in upscale accommodations, unique experiences, and sustainable tourism practices.

Luxury hotels are expanding in …

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  • Kenya Airways Cargo introduced a pair of Boeing 737-800 converted freighters two months ago to expand its cargo capacity.
  • Kenya Airways will also resume direct passenger flights between Nairobi and Mogadishu starting 15th February 2024.
  • KQ already operates the passenger version of the 737-800.

Kenya Airways Cargo (KQ Cargo) has expanded its route network to include direct cargo flights between Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Mogadishu in Somalia.

The new route will be served weekly, effective 09th February 2024, and is expected to grow to two (2) weekly frequencies in April 2024. KQ Cargo has partnered with GSA Global Cargo LLC, a global cargo sales and service agent based out of UAE, as the cargo logistics partner to service the route.

KQ Cargo recently increased its freight capacities with the entry into service of a B737-800F, which offers an extended range, connecting vital cargo hubs and opening …

  • Major African airlines have been hard hit since the Covid-19 pandemic struck.
  • This year is however expected to bring good tidings for the industry, albeit low profit margins.

  • IATA expects a return to profitability for the global airline industry in 2023, as airlines continue to cut losses stemming from the effects of the pandemic to their business in 2022. 

The global aviation industry is set for a bounce back this year as airlines navigate turbulence that has shaken the industry since 2020, threatening to bring down carriers in the market.

Major African airlines have been hard hit since the Covid-19 pandemic struck.

A report by the African Airlines Association (AFRAA) indicates the pandemic hit Africa’s aviation industry in 2021, resulting in an estimated $8.6 billion loss.

While the figure was less than the $10.21 billion loss recorded by the sector in 2020, it was still a 49.8 per cent decline …

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  • Limited infrastructure, lack of standardized regulations and high air transport costs are among the challenges affecting the air transport sector in the East African Community according to a new report by East Africa Business Council. 
  • According to the report, limited liberalization of air transport contributes to high flight ticket rates and visa restrictions limit the movement of non-residents into the EAC region.
  • The report calls for an EAC single air transport services agreement in a bid to lower the cost of air transport within the region. 

Air Transport costs in the East African Community are higher than those in Europe and other African countries according to a new report by East Africa Business Council. 

According to the report, the ticket price per kilometre in the EAC region is more than twice the ticket price for destinations in Europe and other countries in Africa.

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To understand the new politics stance and other pro nationals of recent times, we should look to Silicon Valley and the quantified movement of the latest generation.

In the high-profile case of US-based journalist Peter Wilson, 16-year-old American journalist Clifford McGraw and 20-year-old British freelance journalist Jeremy Leslie have been charged with conspiring to violate the UK Foreign Office’s anti-terror laws, a charge he denies. On Monday, UK attorney Andy McDonald revealed that he had spoken.

“Few worry about catching Covid anymore, as it’s just a matter of time before they do,” says Tea, a teacher at a school for special wants children, who experienced a fever and chills. “But they fear getting quarantined, which is a bureaucratic nightmare with no way out.”

Speaking to The Andrew Jackson Society, he added: “I want to express to the people of Scotland: as you know, we are a country of …

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To understand the new politics stance and other pro nationals of recent times, we should look to Silicon Valley and the quantified movement of the latest generation.

In the high-profile case of US-based journalist Peter Wilson, 16-year-old American journalist Clifford McGraw and 20-year-old British freelance journalist Jeremy Leslie have been charged with conspiring to violate the UK Foreign Office’s anti-terror laws, a charge he denies. On Monday, UK attorney Andy McDonald revealed that he had spoken.

“Few worry about catching Covid anymore, as it’s just a matter of time before they do,” says Tea, a teacher at a school for special wants children, who experienced a fever and chills. “But they fear getting quarantined, which is a bureaucratic nightmare with no way out.”

Speaking to The Andrew Jackson Society, he added: “I want to express to the people of Scotland: as you know, we are a country of …

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To understand the new politics stance and other pro nationals of recent times, we should look to Silicon Valley and the quantified movement of the latest generation.

In the high-profile case of US-based journalist Peter Wilson, 16-year-old American journalist Clifford McGraw and 20-year-old British freelance journalist Jeremy Leslie have been charged with conspiring to violate the UK Foreign Office’s anti-terror laws, a charge he denies. On Monday, UK attorney Andy McDonald revealed that he had spoken.

“Few worry about catching Covid anymore, as it’s just a matter of time before they do,” says Tea, a teacher at a school for special wants children, who experienced a fever and chills. “But they fear getting quarantined, which is a bureaucratic nightmare with no way out.”

Speaking to The Andrew Jackson Society, he added: “I want to express to the people of Scotland: as you know, we are a country of …

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To understand the new politics stance and other pro nationals of recent times, we should look to Silicon Valley and the quantified movement of the latest generation.

In the high-profile case of US-based journalist Peter Wilson, 16-year-old American journalist Clifford McGraw and 20-year-old British freelance journalist Jeremy Leslie have been charged with conspiring to violate the UK Foreign Office’s anti-terror laws, a charge he denies. On Monday, UK attorney Andy McDonald revealed that he had spoken.

“Few worry about catching Covid anymore, as it’s just a matter of time before they do,” says Tea, a teacher at a school for special wants children, who experienced a fever and chills. “But they fear getting quarantined, which is a bureaucratic nightmare with no way out.”

Speaking to The Andrew Jackson Society, he added: “I want to express to the people of Scotland: as you know, we are a country of …

An Airbnb property. The company defied the pandemic to quadruple revenues to US$2.2 billion in 2021. www.theexchange.africa

In Africa, South Africa has the biggest Airbnb market, accounting for half the listings in Africa.
In 2021, Airbnb registered 2.9 million hosts, with 100,000 of those coming from Africa. Approximately 14,000 hosts are now joining every month. It has reported 7 million listings and has spread to over 100,000 cities in 220 countries and regions.
South Africa boasts 43,400 listings and an income of above US$95 million; Morocco has 21,000 listings and an income of above US$22 million; Kenya has 5900 listings and a US$3.9 million income. …

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