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Autograph Collection Hotels welcomed Sankara Nairobi to its diverse and distinguished portfolio of over 171 hotels around the world, marking the debut for the brand in Kenya.

Travel and tourism in Kenya grew faster than the regional average and significantly above other economies in Sub-Saharan Africa, according to new research from the World Travel & Tourism Council.

Qatar Airways’ first non-stop flight from Doha to Mombasa, Kenya landed at Moi International Airport, marking the airline’s second gateway in Kenya.

Qatar Airways flight QR1333, operated by an Airbus A320, departed Hamad International Airport (HIA) on December 09, at 02:30 and arrived at Moi International Airport at 08:40, where it was welcomed with a celebratory water cannon salute.

H.E. Akbar Al Baker, group CEO, Qatar Airways, said, “Today’s inaugural flight to the beautiful coastal city of Mombasa marks further growth and strengthening bonds between the state of Qatar and Kenya. We are thrilled to be the first Middle East airline to offer direct flights to Mombasa, our second gateway into Kenya. The people of Mombasa will now be able to access Qatar Airways’ extensive global network of more than 160 destinations around the world, while enjoying its award-winning service.”

Qatar Airways will operate its service to Mombasa with an Airbus A320 aircraft, which features 12 business class seats and 120 seats in economy class. Passengers will be able to enjoy the airline’s superior entertainment system offering a wide variety of entertainment options.
The airline currently operates three daily flights between Doha and Nairobi, Kenya’s capital city. With the addition of four weekly flights to Mombasa, Qatar Airways will be operating a total of 25 weekly flights between Doha and Kenya.

Autograph Collection Hotels announced that it will soon debut the brand into Kenya with Sankara Nairobi slated to join the brands diverse and distinguished portfolio of over 150 independent hotels around the world.

Qatar Airways has announced that it will launch direct flights to Kenya’s second city, Mombasa.

Following an announcement made in April by Marriott International, the company’s first property in Kenya is set to take shape with the opening of Four Points by Sheraton Nairobi Hurlingham.

RezLive.com has appointed Continental Travel Group as its exclusive general sales agent for Kenya. With the launch of its Kenya office, RezLive.com will slowly and steadily increase its footprint in the Africa region.

New research released by global travel technology provider, Sabre, has revealed that African air travel spend is expected to rise 24 percent with the introduction of the pan-African passport in 2018.

Travelport has announced that its mobile payment solution for travel agencies in Kenya is now live via its point of sale technology, Travelport Smartpoint.

GEORGE MAWADRI has been selected as Etihad Airways' general manager for Nigeria, and will be responsible for growing the carrier's relationships with the travel trade and corporate customers while also furthering its commercial strategy development in the country.

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