July 21, 2009

High tourist season with high expectations

Filed under: Introduction — parto @ 11:10 am

The global economic downturn and last years (2007) post -election violence slowed the rapid growth in Kenya’s tourism business, but it turns out the two misfortunes slowed it. Because of the pressure on cost-cutting Western holiday -makers to reduce stress that comes with financial depression and make up for the 2008 miss, tourism is beginning to boom again.

A mood that was deeply uncertain just a few months ago has turned much more optimistic. Major hotel chains have reopened with a bang, registering more than 80 per cent occupancy as the high season sets in. The weekly flights have also increased to 14 flights per week in which the numbers are said to increase significantly. Air Italy is operating four flights per week and it is scheduled to increase to 13 while other airlines like the Blue Panorama, Livingstone and Eurofly all from Italy will be operating between three and seven flights per week.

Growth in the tourism industry is expected to range between 10-15 percent to be in tandem with previous performance. Eight more flights have confermed to soon start flightsto Mombasa including Air Europe, Britania Airways, Excel Airways, Air Australia, Air Mediterenee amd Melev Air.

July 20, 2009

Paris Tourist Smile

Filed under: Introduction — parto @ 8:30 am

France has been faced with a fall in tourist numbers due to the financial crisis and a reputation for unfriendliness, the Paris tourist board has made a simple request to the city’s residents: smile. Visitors to Paris, the world most visited city, have fallen 17 per cent since January compared with the same period in 2008.

To counter the slump and boost revenues, the tourist board has sent up stands manned by teams of ‘smile ambassadors’ to welcome holiday makers at the city’s most popular spots To heed to the call hundreds of roller-skaters formed a giant smile in Place Vendome in the city centre on a recent Sunday.

In May a questionnaire carried out by travel site Trip Advisor found Paris to be the most over-rated city in Europe, citing its high and unpleasant residents. The French people were asked to play their part in attracting more tourists to France.

Paris is doing more than trying to make its resideents smile to draw in more visitors. It is now possible to enjoy a virtual vist of the Champs-Elysees, the so called ‘ most beautiful avenue in the world’.

July 17, 2009

Kenyans Kill Genet Cat Confusing It With Leopard

Filed under: Introduction — admin @ 10:52 am

Nairobians killed a Genet cat confusing it to be a leopard. The cat did not have a chance as overly excited Kenyans thought it to be a leopard that was romoured to be on the prowl in the streets of Nairobi. Here is the link to the video on Youtube: Genet Killed in Kariobangi

Or is it a case of guilty before proven innocent?

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