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Kenya: Second for business tourism in Africa

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Kenya is the second most preferred conference and business tourism destination in Africa after South Africa. The higher ranking is as a result of the country managing to attract and host high profile international meetings. A reports, the government is calling on investors to put up more conferencing facilities in key towns to boost the […]


Nairobi hotels reap big from conference tourism

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“Before President Obama’s visit, business at the hotel was not very good. We had less than 50 percent occupancy. However, when he touched down in Nairobi, all our rooms were fully booked,” says Ambrose Mwendwa, the Sales and Marketing Manager of Bidwood Suites. Located along Karuna Road in Westlands, the hotel whose bed capacity is […]


All restaurants in The Century City Square now let

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Six restaurants in the R1billion Century City Square, the new commercial and hospitality hub of Century City which is currently under construction, have been let and will open in February next year. The restaurants, which will flow onto the Square, are Tiger’s Milk, Seattle Coffee, an Eastern fusion restaurant, Punjab, and Café Frank. In addition […]


Applying for passports just got easier

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A launch event at the Turbine Hall in Newtown, Johannesburg, on September 30 saw Home Affairs Minister, Malusi Gigaba, announce that South Africans would soon be able to apply for their Smart IDs and passports at banks around the country. The implementation project is being piloted until the end of November and, based on the […]