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Kenya Airways Signs MoU with Seychelles Tourism Board

Kenya Airways has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) to promote tourism and boost intra Africa traffic to one of the world most popular tourist destinations.

This was confirmed at a handover ceremony held at the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure attended by the Cabinet Secretaries James Macharia and Najib Balala from the Kenya Government and the Minister for Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine Maurice Loustau- Lalanne.

The agreement encapsulates a framework for collaboration between the airline and the Seychelles Tourism Board and is underpinned by the strategic value of tourism to both organisations, and to the airlines purpose to promote sustainable development in Africa.

The MoU covers promoting intra Africa tourism, joint marketing and participation in events across Africa, and stakeholder education. This MoU is also anchored on the aspiration to strengthen the airline presence in Seychelles as a destination and the STB desire to increase African tourism.

Kenya Airways has operated into Seychelles since 1972 then as East African Airways and today flies four times a week to the island off the coast of Indian Ocean.

Through its SkyTeam partnership, the airline offers access to 1000 destinations across the globe and is looking to add USA in that repertoire as Kenya has now qualified for Category A which allows the airline to market and get traffic from the US.

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