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PRESS RELEASE

 

NEW LEISURE AIRLINE EUROWINGS DISCOVER COMMENCES DIRECT FLIGHTS TO MOMBASA.

  • Lufthansa Group carrier launched very first commercial flight 4Y134 yesterday from Frankfurt, arriving today at 5:10 at Moi International Airport.
  • Two weekly direct connections to Frankfurt operated by A330 on Thursdays and Sundays.

Mombasa, Sunday July 25th, 2021: The Kenyan coast is set to receive more international tourists during the tourism peak season following the commencement of direct flights to the region by Eurowings Discover.

Eurowings Discover, the newest leisure airline within the Lufthansa Group, commenced its flights on the 24th of July 2021 with two weekly flight services from Frankfurt, Germany to Mombasa, with onward flights to the region.

Speaking during the reception of the inaugural flight at the Moi International Airport Mombasa, Cabinet Secretary for Tourism and Wildlife Najib Balala said that the flight was a testament to the strides Kenya is making in the recovery of tourism activities, which were minimal due to restrictions brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic. He noted that the Kenyan coast was a popular destination for European tourists adding that the flight would create a link between Kenya and European travellers.

“Kenya has been making great progress as a destination in attracting tourists from different markets and especially from Europe. This flight is yet another milestone in the recovery of activities in the country. The Kenyan Coast is especially showing great interest from tourists from across Europe and beyond. A few months ago, we received the first ever Romanian charter followed by another charter from Ukraine in Mombasa. The commencement of flights by Eurowings Discover will help us link with both Business and leisure clients from Germany and the region,” said CS Balala.

He further added that Germany and Europe remain to be a key source market for tourists with the potential of further growth with the new emerging younger consumers and the continued relations between Kenya and European countries. “With the emergence of new market trends and a new consumer segment, we have an opportunity to expand our markets and to reach the now younger and health-conscious clientele. We are using every opportunity to showcase our preparedness as a destination as well as improving our experiences and tourism destinations to remain competitive over other destinations. Europe is a market that offers us a different opportunity, with the vaccination of citizens, more people will be looking forward to travel and we want to be ready for this,” he added.

On her part the Principal Secretary, Department of Tourism, Hon Safina Kwekwe reiterated that government was working towards ensuring that a conducive environment that allows a vibrant air travel system and in the process support tourism activities. “This development also gives us hope and reassures us that people are eager to travel and experience the world yet again, as a destination we are working hard to ensure that we are ready to host tourists’ She added.

The Kenya Tourism Board CEO Dr Betty Radier welcomed the new Eurowings Discover flight to Kenya saying that it signalled the growing confidence in the destination by tourists in regards to preparedness against COVID-19 which has enhanced traveller confidence. She added that Eurowings Discover would offer a different opportunity to travellers who wanted to visit for both leisure and business. “Commencement of this direct flight to Mombasa by Eurowings Discover shows that the work we have been putting is bearing fruits which makes us immensely proud. We shall continue to market Kenya to the world to ensure that we tap into each available market. That said, this flight is a signal of this growth and confidence in Magical Kenya as a preferred destination globally “she commented.

With more countries vaccinating their citizens across the world and most beginning to relax their travel restrictions, there is an increased demand of people yearning to travel, relax and explore across the globe. This creates an opportunity for destinations to tap into this putting into consideration the need to reassure visitors of their health as well as offering different tourism opportunities. Airlines are also alert to ensure that they offer a variety of travel opportunities for their clients as travel resumes.

“Today marks an important milestone in our company’s history: not only is Mombasa the very first destination for our brand-new leisure airline, Eurowings Discover, but with this addition to our destination portfolio, we are further strengthening our footprint on the African continent for the Lufthansa Group. We believe that for many months now, people all over the world have been yearning to travel and experience different cultures and destinations once again. Thanks to favourable market reactions and booking trends, today we are proudly able to expand our East African network offering and once again express our continued commitment not only to the region, but to the African continent as a whole”, says Dr. Andre Schulz, General Manager Sales, Lufthansa Group, Southern & East Africa.

Flight Information (all times local)

4Y134 departs Frankfurt on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 19:35, arriving in Mombasa the following day at 5:10.

4Y135 departs Mombasa on Thursdays and Sundays at 11:00, arriving in Frankfurt at 18:40 the same day.

Operated by an Airbus A330-200, a total of 270 seats are available with 22 in Business Class and 248 in Economy Class.

About Eurowings Discover

Eurowings Discover is the new leisure airline of the Lufthansa Group. Operating out of Frankfurt, this new carrier takes travellers to the world’s most beautiful short and long-haul destinations. The mission of Eurowings Discover is to tailor the travel experience to the guests’ individual needs and to make the flight a special experience. As part of the Lufthansa network, travellers can benefit from direct connections and seamless transfers to and from all German and European Lufthansa destinations, as well as an end-to-end booking process.

As a wholly owned subsidiary of Deutsche Lufthansa AG, the airline can draw on the expertise and experience of one of the world’s leading aviation companies.

Flights can be booked on both lufthansa.com and eurowings.com.

About Kenya Tourism Board (KTB)

The Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) is the government agency under the Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife charged with the responsibility of marketing Kenya Locally, regionally, and internationally as preferred tourist destination.

The boards core mission is to inspire the world to visit Kenya through effective marketing of the destinations tourism products while also enriching the lives of Kenyans and visitors alike.

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Media Contacts

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+49 69 696 2999

 

Wausi Walya | PR & Corporate Communications Manager KTB

DL: +254 20 2749129, +254 20 2711262

Fax: +254 20 2719925 wwalya@ktb.go.ke

www.magicalkenya.com, www.ktb.go.ke

Tea, flowers top farm tours experience in Kenya

Away from authentic wildlife safari Kenya is popularly known for, farm tours are increasingly becoming must tour experiences for visitors.

The expansive flower farms that have made Kenya among the leaders in cut flower exports, a complete ‘bush to cup’ tea and coffee experiences are possible options for unforgettable becoming a-must experiences in Kenya.

So next time you are planning a visit to Kenya, consider this in your bucket list

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Kenya provides opportunity for both local and international visitors for educational journey of tea husbandry popularly known as ‘from the bush to the tea cup’.

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Kenya grows Arabica coffee which thrives on the rich volcanic soil that is found in the Kenyan highlands. Most of the coffee is produced by small land holders that are members of cooperatives that process their own coffee. A trip will offer you an opportunity to experience coffee growing, processing as well as opportunity to purchase the product at the source

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The favorable weather conditions combined with abundantly fertile soil especially in the highlands, Kenya is popular for quality roses.  For flower enthusiast, you cannot find anywhere better to learn on the management of this flower other than in Kenya.

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Farm Tours for Unforgetful Experience

Kenya’s diverse tourism products can be shown in Agro-tourism which we are marketing as one of the niche products.

Agro-tourism encompasses a wide range of agricultural activities ranging from organic farming that has created a ready market for its products internationally due to the health benefits tied to them. Kenya is a global leader in the production and exportation of quality agricultural products, including horticulture, coffee, and tea. This is a sector that attracts tourists who come to see the farms and plantations from which the products they love come from.

Horticulture is practiced in the expansive flower farms in Naivasha that make part of the statistics as leaders in cut flower exports, dairy farming in Limuru, fish farming in Central Kenya and other parts of the country, bee keeping, animal husbandry, coffee and tea farming-exports have maintained a lead in the international market.

The gapping opportunity in this market has given way to a number of tour operators who are now cashing in on this virgin but complex niche.

On agro-tourism excursion, tour operators visit farms with their clients, both large scale and small scale.  The farm offer tours that allow one to view for example the planting, harvesting, and processing of crops such as tea and coffee.

Agro-tourism is fast growing, and this will be much felt within counties as counties continue to identify their unique and distinct tourism products in which agro tourism has a major stake.

In Kericho, Southern part of Rift valley, Maranga and Kiambu in the Central region of Kenya for example, agro-tourism has been identified as one of the key attractions. The crop has attracted a number of tourists from across the globe with visitors from countries such as UK, Ireland, and China coming to sample various tea products on offer and get the opportunity to understand the benefits of tea from experts. Kenyan tea among other markets is popular in China and Ireland, United Kingdom with Pakistan being the being the largest market for Kenyan tea.

Coffee is also a key agricultural commodity in Kenya that attracts visitors from across the world who come to learn how the product is harvested, processed, and brewed. This helps visiting tourists appreciate the process it takes for them to enjoy a good cup of coffee. A number of farms in the country such as Fairview Coffee Estate in Kiambu County and Karunguru Estate Coffee Farm among others have ventured into this practice which is growing by the day. Coffee attracts tourists from countries such as China, Europe, Central Africa Republic, and Canada among others.

Additionally, the flower industry continues to be a key attraction with several farms opening up for farm tours. Some also show visitors the efforts they are making locally to protect the environment. Naivasha being a center of Kenya’s booming horticultural industry hosts many flower farms, some of which offer tours to visitors. Tourists from countries such as Japan, UK, Netherland and United States have come to Kenya to sample flowers.

These tours not only offer travellers the experiential travel they desire but also gives them a chance to learn about their key export products, sample and buy their own tea, coffee, and flower at the source.

Farm Tours for Unforgetful Experience

Kenya’s diverse tourism products can be shown in Agro-tourism which we are marketing as one of the niche products.

Agro-tourism encompasses a wide range of agricultural activities ranging from organic farming that has created a ready market for its products internationally due to the health benefits tied to them. Kenya is a global leader in the production and exportation of quality agricultural products, including horticulture, coffee, and tea. This is a sector that attracts tourists who come to see the farms and plantations from which the products they love come from.

Horticulture is practiced in the expansive flower farms in Naivasha that make part of the statistics as leaders in cut flower exports, dairy farming in Limuru, fish farming in Central Kenya and other parts of the country, bee keeping, animal husbandry, coffee and tea farming-exports have maintained a lead in the international market.

The gapping opportunity in this market has given way to a number of tour operators who are now cashing in on this virgin but complex niche.

On agro-tourism excursion, tour operators visit farms with their clients, both large scale and small scale.  The farm offer tours that allow one to view for example the planting, harvesting, and processing of crops such as tea and coffee.

Agro-tourism is fast growing, and this will be much felt within counties as counties continue to identify their unique and distinct tourism products in which agro tourism has a major stake.

In Kericho, Southern part of Rift valley, Maranga and Kiambu in the Central region of Kenya for example, agro-tourism has been identified as one of the key attractions. The crop has attracted a number of tourists from across the globe with visitors from countries such as UK, Ireland, and China coming to sample various tea products on offer and get the opportunity to understand the benefits of tea from experts. Kenyan tea among other markets is popular in China and Ireland, United Kingdom with Pakistan being the being the largest market for Kenyan tea.

Coffee is also a key agricultural commodity in Kenya that attracts visitors from across the world who come to learn how the product is harvested, processed, and brewed. This helps visiting tourists appreciate the process it takes for them to enjoy a good cup of coffee. A number of farms in the country such as Fairview Coffee Estate in Kiambu County and Karunguru Estate Coffee Farm among others have ventured into this practice which is growing by the day. Coffee attracts tourists from countries such as China, Europe, Central Africa Republic, and Canada among others.

Additionally, the flower industry continues to be a key attraction with several farms opening up for farm tours. Some also show visitors the efforts they are making locally to protect the environment. Naivasha being a center of Kenya’s booming horticultural industry hosts many flower farms, some of which offer tours to visitors. Tourists from countries such as Japan, UK, Netherland and United States have come to Kenya to sample flowers.

These tours not only offer travellers the experiential travel they desire but also gives them a chance to learn about their key export products, sample and buy their own tea, coffee, and flower at the source.

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