Coast hoteliers call for annual tourism expo

By KBC Reporter

Tourism stakeholders in the South Coast are calling on the government to develop an annual event that will serve as a platform to market the area as a tourist destination.

They say the Annual Magical Kenya Travel Expo that was held in South Coast last year helped boost tourism recovery efforts which should be sustained.

The stakeholders are banking on improved ferry service at the Likoni channel as well as expansion of the Ukunda Airstrip to attract more tourists to the South Coast.

The Likoni channel has been a nightmare to the commuters and tourists. The channel has made headlines because of the unending ferry breakdowns, congestion and traffic snarl ups. This has however changed according to Kwale Governor Salim Mvurya.

Kwale county government which has earmarked five million shillings for marketing the area as a tourist destination, plans to send a team to Germany next month during the five-day the International Travel Trade Show in Berlin.


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