KQ, Safarilink launch partnership to facilitate access to 18 world famous destinations

Kenya Airways PLC (NSE: KQ) and Safarilink Aviation (F2), Kenya’s premier safari airline, have signed a one way codeshare agreement to open up Kenya to global travellers by selling Safarilink’s direct flights to the best safari and unique beach destinations within Kenya and Tanzania. This codeshare agreement means that KQ will sell 18 remote Safarilink destinations in their global sales and distribution network, enabling them to combine their travel experience between respective international destinations and 18 remote destinations within Kenya and Tanzania that Safarilink operates. READ ALSO: HOSPITALITY WINDFALL FROM OPEN SKY POLICY During…

African Voices Changemakers explores sustainable fashion

(CNN) African Voices Changemakers, CNN International meets Ria Sejpal, a Kenyan fashion designer using waste textiles and material to create sustainable clothes and accessories. Sejpal started designing as a child when she would deconstruct and reinvent her own clothes from the wardrobe. She describes how this started, “Growing up in Kenya, we didn’t have a lot of shopping opportunities. So, I would take apart all my clothes. I just didn’t think it made sense to throw away anything. So, I guess that was the first time I engaged in up-cycling.” At…

World first city wide fitness challenge starts 3rd edition in Dubai

Dubai has transformed into the world’s only city gym as Dubai Fitness Challenge kicks off with 30 days of free fitness fun featuring 2 Fitness Villages, 10 Fitness Hubs, 40+ events, 5,000+ fitness classes and sessions, as well as 200+ deals and offers City aims to set the Guinness World Record for the world’s largest high-intensity interval training (HIIT) class Dubai has transformed into the world’s first and only city gym starting 18 October to 16 November. Titled ‘Dubai Fitness Challenge’ (DFC), the all-inclusive fitness movement was launched in 2017…

Mombasa an economic hub for East Africa

Mombasa is Kenya’s global gateway and plays an important role as the logistics and economic hub for East Africa. With its strategic location, the port and its infrastructure projects are attracting a lot of international investment. One infrastructure development is the Japanese-funded port road and bridge project. The first phase opened in June 2018, and truck driver Swaleh Salim talks about the improvements it has made, “It was very hard to get into the port. You would take up to 5, 6, 10 hours but now it’s just a quarter-hour…

Daawo edges out recruitment agencies in domestic workers industry

For years there have been a public outcry by Kenyan domestic workers in Saudi Arabia owing to mistreatment. But this is now a thing of the past since the Kenyan and Saudi Arabia governments signed an agreement to streamline the sector. The agreement was signed in 2017 to end the mistreatment of domestic workers working in the Middle East country. Recruitment agencies in Kenya have had to comply with the new guidelines to ensure no Kenyan is suffers while working in Saudi Arabia. Daawo Holdings Limited a registered recruitment agencies…

BARBADIAN NOW FREE TO INVEST IN KENYA

By Tobby Otum President Kenyatta has invited the Barbadian business community to invest in Kenya.The Head of State has urged Barbadian investors to set shop in Kenya saying his administration has created an enabling environment for both foreign and local businesses to thrive.President Kenyatta said the Kenyan government has put in place mechanisms such as protection of investment legislation and other instruments that facilitate an enabling business environment. The Head of State added that Kenya is a signatory to a number of treaties in the region that make it a…

Why trust, reliability, and relevance matter most to today’s news consumers

The evolution of consumer expectations Marketing has existed for as long as people have had something to sell, but the modern era – with the advent of traditional and then digital media – has transformed consumers’ relationships with products. Looking back, the birth of outbound marketing in the early 20th century created a period of mass production and inefficiency as advertising spoke AT consumers rather than WITH them. In the 1950-1960s, the marketplace became saturated and as a result, there was intense competition for customers. This saw a shift in the role…

KLM launches flights to East Africa on its newest aircraft

The global aviation industry has embarked on major initiative geared toward reducing carbon dioxide emissions in its operations. The initiative under the banner ‘Fly Responsibly’ is spearheaded by international carrier KLM. It seeks to bring together global aviation actors – airlines, partners, customers and employees – to play a more active role in reducing carbon dioxide emissions. The global aviation industry contributes an estimated 2 – 3 per cent of the man-made CO2 emissions in the world. The overall goal of the ‘Fly Responsible’ initiative is to rally aviation industry…

Meet Nairobi’s next generation of environmentalists on Going Green

By 2050, 68% percent of the global population will live in a major city. CNN’s Going Green travels to Nairobi, Kenya, to hear how a population which has doubled since 1986 is adapting to today’s environmental challenges. The programme meets Sam Dindi, who has dedicated his life to volunteering and campaigning to protect the environment in his home city. Alongside a group of volunteers, Dindi has helped clean the banks of the Nairobi river, including founding a park for local residents. Dindi tells Going Green: “My journey to keep Nairobi…

PRIDEINN PARADISE NAMES NEW GENERAL MANAGER

PrideInn Group of Hotels has broken the gender barriers by hiring for the first time a female head for its prestigious PrideInn Paradise Beach Resort & Spa in Shanzu. Ann Peggy, a former, Jacaranda Indian Ocean Beach Resort operations manager has been appointed as new General Manager for PrideInn Paradise Beach Resort, Convention Centre & Spa. She will be tasked with creating a new vision for the beach resort and setting direction to capture a wide range of the market from luxury travelers to free independent travelers, meetings, incentives, conferencing…