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…

Learn about the new generation of rock climbers in Kenya

This week on Inside Africa, CNN International travels to Kenya to explore its iconic climbing culture. From urban walls to Mount Kenya’s snowy peaks, the programme learns how a new generation of climbers are conquering their own mountains. Kenyan born Allan Wide tells the writer how significant his sport, rock climbing, is to Kenya. He says:  “Climbing has always had quite a culture in Kenya. To understand it, I think you’ve probably got to go back quite far… the first ascent of Mount Kenya was in 1899. At that time…

shocking as Dozens of elephant carcasses found in Botswana

It’s one of the world’s last sanctuaries for African elephants. But now, Botswana says, its population of the animals will be fair game for hunters. The southern African nation, which is home to 130,000 elephants — more than anywhere else on the continent — imposed the ban in 2014 to help declining numbers recover from poaching and shrinking habitats. Late on Wednesday, Botswana’s government scrapped the ban, shrugging off criticism from some environmental groups and conservationists. It cited increasing conflict between humans and elephants, as well as the need to…

Meet the Country King of Kenya

Kenya has a burgeoning country scene, with radio stations dedicated to the genre and country music stars to boot. Nairobi’s Elvis Otieno is one of those stars. He fell in love with the genre at a young age. Kenya being a country with a strong agricultural identity, the themes of love, resilience and rural life are all relevant. Whether it’s Nashville or Nairobi—the truths are the same. This Great Big Story was made possible by Kenya Tourism.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xtBW0RL1MI&feature=youtu.be    

PRIDEINN GEARS UP FOR A NEW TOURISM ERA AT IMEX FRANKFURT 2019

 Indigenous hotel group PrideInn will join top brass industry players at IMEX FRANKFURT 2019 travel expo in Germany from Tuesday to Thursday next week. The hotel chain will use this platform to showcase meetings, incentives, conferencing and exhibitions (MICE) tourism which has grown to become a key option for the tourism and hospitality industry within the Kenyan coast and in Nairobi. “Our focus at IMEX Frankfurt this year is to create new ties with the MICE industry, and build on existing ones. Kenya’s MICE sector has taken steady steps to…

 Hemingways Collection rolls out a five-year fixed return offer for owners

Hemingways Collection has rolled out a five-year Guaranteed Fixed Return offer for owners of the Hemingways Residences in Watamu which are now fully complete and ready for sale. The offer guarantees a return of 7% per annum on the USD purchase price including service charge, for five years, which results in 8.5% rental yield per annum and an effective 33% discount rate on the sale price of the properties. The Hemingways Residences comprise of 21 one, two and four bedroom apartments located within the five star Hemingways Watamu hotel. Styled with…

CNN meets deep sea fisherman Angus Paul

On this week’s episode of African Voices, CNN International meets deep sea fisherman Angus Paul in Malindi, Kenya. During the programme, CNN learns about his passion for fishing and the upcoming Malindi International Fishing Festival. Paul’s love for fishing has been passed down from his family as he explains: “My grandfather actually started fishing here, many years ago. And my father also he worked in the fisheries department here and his love was fishing, and he’s passed it on to me and he’s passed it on to my older son Arran.”…

DARLING KENYA DONATES WIGS TO CANCER CHAMPIONS

Darling Kenya Chief Executive Officer Gaurav Kaushal takes KENCASA executive director Grace Injene (L) and Mary Wambugu a breast cancer survivor through  one of their products during the Darling donation of premium wigs to cancer survivors   Darling, East Africa’s leading hair extensions manufacturer, has donated wigs to the Kenya Cancer Association (KENCANSA) for cancer champions undergoing radiation treatment and chemotherapy. The wigs are part of the premium product range the brand recently launched under its ‘Curls and Colour’ campaign. Darling Kenya Chief Executive Officer Mr. Gaurav Kaushal said that…