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By the Experience Kenya News Team
Wednesday, 26th March 2008

Super model Naomi Campbell at the Coast to promote tours

British super model Naomi Campbell, who flew into the tourist town of Malindi over the weekend, is on holiday and will use the occasion to promote local modeling industry. She urged foreigners to tour Kenya, saying she had ignored advice against her visit. Nomi urged the government to expand the Airport to receive direct flights from Europe.

Coast Hotels to lower rates to attract locals

A number of tourist hotels at the Coast have reduced their rates to attract locals during the April school holiday and low tourist season. The new package rates will begin in April 1 through June 30, to enable local parents and their children get a chance to sample facilities at the hotel. The hoteliers however called for Kenya Tourist Board to market domestic tourism by creating awareness that locals too deserve to go for holidays.

Most Hotels at the Coast record full bookings as more visitors arrive

The prevailing peace in the country has encouraged most Kenyans to go for vacations during this Easter holiday. This has seen most hotels at the Coast record more bookings as both local and foreign visitors arrive in droves. Among the high-profiled visitors are ODM pentagon member Musalia Mudavadi and super-model Naomi Campbell who arrived in Malindi at a tourist resort. The chairman of the Kenya Association of Hotel Keepers and Caterers Coast branch Mr. Mohammed Hersi said most hotels in the region were enjoying full bookings over the Easter holiday.

Hotels to offer local tourists cheap rates

Special hotel prices for local tourists will be released shortly in a bid to sour up the numbers of local tourists. Tourism and Wildlife permanent secretary Rebecca Nabutola said the government with hotel owners to find ways of cutting the hotel charges for domestic tourists. The government is also talking with Airlines on the possibility of having lower air fares for Kenyans on domestic route. She also applauded the China for the increased number of tourists who have been visiting Kenya.

KWS waives park fees for visitors under 18 years old  

Kenya Wildlife Service has temporarily waived national parks entry charges for children under the age of 18 years. Kenya Wildlife Service head of marketing and business development, Mr. Andrew Toboso said the children will not be required to enter the 23 national parks and game reserves from 19th March up to April 30th.

 Game warden weeps for king of the jungle

Alarm raised as number of lions drop to a mere2, 500 from 10,000:
For the past 15 years, Mr. Samson Lenjirr has reigned at the world famous Maasai Mara National Park like a lion, the king of the jungle. The warden says he has never been more content and at home as he ha been working with an estimated 500 lions in the park over 100 other wildlife species. Human wildlife conflict and park encroachment has adversely affected the Lion population which stood at 10,000 in the 1970,s but the number has barely dropped to 2,500.

The tourist site that jobless residents built

Humble initiative wins the hearts of international and local fun seekers:
When eight unemployed residents of Keiyo District ventured into domestic tourism as means of earning a living, the initiative was dismissed by many as a waste of time and resources. Tourism along the Kerio Valley and the Western circuits have not been fully exploited. They each contributed Ksh. 5,000 to start the project in Nyaru Division and have never regretted it. They receive 200 tourists monthly from various parts of the country and sometimes foreigners. The tourist site is about 50 Km from Eldoret town and boasts of unique caves, cliffs, gorges and waterfalls. The essence of the project is to promote community- based tourism that attracts Kenyans at affordable rates.

Kibaki and Raila woo tourists at golf tourney

President Kibaki and Prime Minister designate Raila Odinga attended the Tusker Kenya Open Golf Championship held at Karen Country Club in Nairobi where they assured the International Community that the country was now stable.

Government urged to fund tourist board

Tour operators and hoteliers from Kenya yesterday urged the Government To urgently fund the Kenya Tourist Board (KTB) to a tune of Ksh. 1.5 billion, in support of the tourism recovery program. This was in view that the board needs to embark on serious marketing campaigns, to enable the industry recover.

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