First feedback from Nairobi tells the story of the tourism industrys delight with the KTB brainchild Magical Kenya Travel Show which showcased the countrys tourism attractions from the coast to the lake and all the national parks, game reserves and monuments in between. Aimed at the regional and international tourism trade Magical Kenya is the inaugural edition of what is expected to become an annual event where buyers and sellers can meet and do business, while the open day will showcase the countrys highlights and lesser known attractions to Kenyans at large. Here it is notable that KTB has launched a twitter campaign hash tagged TembeaKenya, loosely translated into Travel across Kenya where special domestic tourism packages are attracting locals to see the country and tweet in their experience for all to follow, retweeted of course in full by @MagicalKenya.
The country is still on course to reach new record arrivals and revenues in 2011, inspite of a slowing of the world economy and recent events near the border with Somalia and it is expected that the tourism industry will reclaim the top spot as the economys foreign exchange earner from the tea sector.
Kenya Airways and a large number of international airlines are connecting visitors from the region, the continent and the big wide world to Nairobi and domestic flights to the coast resorts of Malindi and Mombasa, as well as to the national parks make visits easy and hassle free. Adds this correspondent in closing: Come and enjoy TembeaKenya, be it Kenyans, East Africans or the proverbial wagenis which is a Kiswahili expression for foreign tourists.
Compiled by Jackie