Kenya Tourism Shows Its Resilience After January’s Nairobi Attack

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The Radisson Blu Hotel in Nairobi Upper Hill. Downtown Nairobi is beginning to recover from a terrorist attack that killed 21. Visual Hunt

Skift Take: Kenya has felt little long-term impact from the terrorist attacks that shook the city’s dusitD2 Nairobi hotel in January. That’s good news for the city’s hoteliers and the country’s all-important tourism industry. Are travelers simply becoming immune to the threat of terror?

— Richard Holmes

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The Standard Hotels to Launch New App Where Customers Operate as Travel Advisors


Shown here is The Standard, High Line hotel in New York City. The chain’s parent company is set to launch a new tech initiative in October. Skift

Skift Take: It’s a bit odd that the company that just spun off one tech venture is launching another. But crowdsourcing the booking process, if you will, is a smart strategy to make guests feel involved in the business.

— Danni Santana

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