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Kenya holidays popular with Middle East holiday makers

  • 28-Sep-09 11:08
  • Kenya
  • Holiday Industry

Air Arabia is launching a promotion together with the Kenya Tourist Board as they try to make the most of the momentum with a sudden increase in travelers from the UAE taking Kenya holidays.

Kenya holidays popular with Middle East holiday makers

There has been an increase in travellers from the United Arab Emirates taking Kenya holidays as Air Arabia launch a promotion with Kenya Tourist Board. The joint promotion project will include Air Arabia and Kenya Tourist Board working together to provide a number of special holiday packages in an attempt to encourage more travellers from the United Aran Emirates to take holidays to Kenya.

AK Nizar, Air Arabia Head of Commercial, said, "It gives us great honour to partner with the Kenya Tourist Board, to promote this special destination in the UAE.

"We aim through this joint promotion to increase local awareness about Kenya and offer visitors that chance to benefit from affordable air travel, four times per week, onboard Air Arabia".

The African destination is becoming a popular location for travellers from the Gulf region as well as expatriates now living in the United Arab Emirates and is fast becoming a luxury holiday hotspot.

Travellers from the United Arab Emirates taking Kenya holidays will be able to enjoy the short journey from Dubai to Nairobi in just five hours and visiting visas are fairly easy to obtain from Kenya embassy in Abu Dhabi or the Kenya Airways office in Dubai costing approximately $50.

With Kenya safaris within Maasai Mara National Game reserve, stunning beaches and a range of luxury accommodation, the region is becoming a firm favourite with travellers from all over the world. After last year's eruption of violence during the General Elections, officials are assuring travellers that tourism is recovering and security measures are now in place to ensure the safety of tourists on Kenya holidays and visitors to the region.

CEO of Air Arabia, Adel Ali, commented on the new marketing campaign:

"The Middle East is seen as an emerging market, especially the UAE, which has a large influx of the expatriate community who want to explore the beauty and scenic wild safaris of East Africa."

Najib Balala, Kenya's Minister of Tourism, said:

"Kenya is gaining popularity among GCC residents for its luxury weekend escapes, nature retreats and picturesque golfing holidays.
"We've found that expatriates living in the GCC are increasingly visiting Kenya due to their confidence in the security of the destination, its accessibility and Kenya's multifaceted attractions. We intend to capitalize on this trend and extend the message out to the many nationals of the region."

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