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Monday. March 3, 2008

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With a carefully devised tourism strategy ready to implemented and with last weeks historic peace deal, Kenya tourism is all set to luring back tourists and flourish once again. For whats ahead in Kenya tourism and for the details of last weeks deal between Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki and opposition leader Raila Odinga, click to todays lead story.

Various governments deem Yemen as one of the most dangerous destinations for tourists based on its terrorism record. Yemens youths, being such an integral part in the whole scheme terror and terrorism, have become the focus of a new organization. May be long shot from ridding poverty and ignorance, but its a start. To read about this effort, click to todays second story.

Romes Globe 2008 is a go! The stage is set for the second edition of Globe, Italys one and only travel exhibition of its kind. Following its successful inaugural last year, Globe this year is expected to be even bigger and better. If Italy is one of the markets that you serve, Globe 2008 is definite must. Time is running out, so hurry and register today:

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Kenya: Peace at last!

By Wolfgang H. Thome  

(eTN) As former United Nations secretary general Kofi Annan brokered a peace deal on Thursday between the Kenyan government, led-by President Mwai Kibaki, and opposition leader Raila Odinga, jubilations broke out across the Eastern African nations population. Neighboring countries, too, breathed a sigh of relief over the deal, which is likely to see Odinga claim a newly-created prime ministers position, however, thought to be subordinate to the President.


President Kikwete of Tanzania, his predecessor Mkapa and other dignitaries, witnessed the signing of the deal, which was initiated by Annan in a marathon series of closed door negotiations, often thought at the brink of collapse but finally succeeding due to the personal influence and creativity of the diplomatic supremo.


With the deal done, it is now time just ahead of the forthcoming ITB to review anti-travel advisories, restore charter flights to Mombasa and bring tourism back to normal as it was before the end December elections. Kenya has suffered enough--tens of thousands of people lost their jobs, not only in the tourism industry but across the entire economy.


Bringing tourists back to Kenya, and the wider region, is now a paramount obligation to all of Kenyas friends near and far, so that people laid off can return to work and begin restoring order in their personal lives once again.


Need is evident for events like the forthcoming Karibu Tourism and Travel Fair, the Leon Sullivan Africa meeting and the Africa Travel Association annual convention in Arusha to focus in rapidly increasing tourist arrivals to Kenya, as this will benefit the entire region, where drops in occupancy during the current high season were also witnessed.


Kenyas tourism sector is gearing up towards the challenge to put the past two months behind and look ahead in rebuilding tourism businesses. One of the strongest delegations ever assembled is now heading towards Berlin for ITB to see clients before, during and after the worlds biggest tourism trade show to reassure them all that hakuna matata (no worries for the rest of your days) has indeed returned to Kenya.  Full story>>

Tourism paves the way for Yemeni youths

By Hazel Heyer  

(eTN) - Established by the government of the Republic of Yemen, with support from the European Commission, the National Hotel & Tourism Institute (NAHOTI) today plays a key role in molding and training Yemeni youth in hospitality and tourism.


Sanaa-based NAHOTI dean Khaled Alduais believes his organization will serve the future development of Yemens tourism, with the institute becoming a key resource providing local and regional markets with well-trained staff in hotel and tourism. He said NAHOTI fulfils a major need in manpower development for the tourism sector, operating as a vocational training institute, as well as, a commercial enterprise through operating an application hotel.


By providing a safe, secure and conducive environment to all stakeholders, we give every student the opportunity to acquire relevant, up-to-date knowledge in international hotel and tourism operation, developing their skills for present and future needs. NAHOTI is Yemen's only high level training insti
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