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While attending the recent Magical Kenya Tourism Expo in Nairobi, I quickly noticed that the real buzz around it was the anticipated launch of direct flights from Kenya to the United States of America.

At almost every opportunity, the tourism bigwigs did not hesitate to mention this immense development to all that were able to listen.

The Cabinet Secretary for Tourism and Wildlife, Hon Najib Balala said it so many times that he must have found himself sleep talking and mentioning it once again. Today evening, all that talk becomes action with Kenya Airways becoming the first airline in East Africa to offer non-stop flights between the East African region and the US.

Kenya Airway or KQ as many prefer to call it by its International Air Transport Association (IATA) code, will be operating a…

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