Tourism Industry News
Kenya to Reduce Visa Costs by 50 Percent
Kenya will reduce the cost of tourist visas by 50 percent beginning April 1 and continuing through all of 2010. Additionally, in recognition of the family travel segment, Kenya will waive visa fees completely for children under 16 years of age.
Najib Balala, who has been in office since April 2008, was named Africa Tourism Minister of the Year at the Africa Tourism Investors Summit in Maputo, Mozambique in February 2009 due to his contribution for the tourism sector in Africa.
The 2009 ITB Berlin Convention is in session March 11-14. The Kenya Tourist Board, with 40 partners from the Kenyan tourism industry, is exhibiting at ITB Marketplace in Hall 21, Stand 113, presenting unique Kenyan beach holidays on palm fringed, sandy beaches; safaris in the country’s famous national parks; and activity based tourism.
The Kenya Tourist Board (KTB) is an organization representing Kenya’s public and private tourism sectors. The KTB is charged with the responsibility of marketing and promoting Kenya as a preferred tourist destination internationally, while encouraging development of Kenya’s domestic tourist market. The KTB is headquartered in Nairobi.