The KTF Chairman wishes to clarify as follows:
1. The measures were arrived at following TWO consultative meetings between H.E the President, The Governors from Tourism priority Counties, Tourism CS Kandie, Treasury officials, KTB management and KTF Board members.
2. The consultative meetings discussed and proposed a wide range of recovery measures, some of which were unfortunately not captured in the final announcement by H. E. the President. A number of reasons were given for this omission and a way forward identified.
3. Removal of VAT on tourism services and Conservation fees was the No. 1 request in the recovery proposals presented by the industry with an 18 month reprieve expected to be factored in to assist recovery efforts. While the meetings initially agreed on the need for the reprieve, the President at the final meeting explained the this was not possible IMMEDIATELY as it required further consultations with Treasury and a Parliamentary process to approve. Negotiations will continue under the auspices of the Task Force. Read more
Kenya mission in South Africa has launched an aggressive marketing and awareness campaign to woo more tourists to Kenya,country,s high commissioner to South Africa Patric Wamoto has said.Read more at: http://www.standardmedia.co.ke/business/article/2000122153/kenya-turns-south-for-more-tourists
The Chinese government has pledged a grant of 860-million shillings to African countries to boast wildlife and environmental protection.Consequently, Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) has received a grant of equipment worth 45.6 million shillings for wildlife protection. The donation comprises of night vision equipment.Read more on http://www.kws.org/info/news/2014/13maychinapm2014.html
Why the single visa?
The East Africa Tourist Visa will allow travel between Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda with the same multiple entry visa. This visa is the result of a joint initiative made by the Heads of States of the respective partner countries to boost regional travel and create opportunities for tourists to explore the diversity of East Africa.Read more on http://www.magicalkenya.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1620&Itemid=360
1. On Saturday 3rd May, an explosive device went off in a bus parked at a bus stop in downtown Mombasa where 3 Kenyan citizens lost their lives.
2. Another explosive device went off near Reef Hotel in the Nyali area Mombasa. There were no casualties reported and no damage to the Hotel which continues with normal operations.Read more.http://www.ktf.co.ke/documents/KTF_UPDATE_05TH_MAY.pdf
In a bid to devolve veterinary services to the field, The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (DSWT) has once again donated two mobile veterinary units (MVU) to Kenya Wildlife Service. The launch of the Southern Conservation Area Mobile Veterinary Unit (SCA-MVU) and hand over of Nairobi Veterinary clinic vehicle was done at KWS headquarters on April 30, 2014.