Hoteliers at the coast register 90pc bookings

Written By: Brian Itava

Hoteliers at the coast have begun registering bookings of up to 90 percent as Easter holiday approaches.  

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Kenya Coast Working Group of Hoteliers Chairman Hasnain Noorani says the Madaraka Express has played a major role in uplifting tourism activities after years of sluggish growth.

Kenya tourism sector is slowly recovering after years of slowdown.

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Last year the sector grew 5.6 percent receiving 2.1 million visitors as earning hit Kshs 157 billion.

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Domestic tourism has been identified as a strong segment for growth.

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With travel time between Nairobi and Mombasa reduced to four and a half hours courtesy of Madaraka Express which continues to receive high bookings of travellers to the coastal city of Mombasa.

The coast-based hospitality service providers still want the cooperation between them and the county governments to be fostered as one way of sustaining the business at the coast.

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Last year, the ministry of tourism launched its big four strategy framework in which will be used to develop and sustain the industry, the strategies include, marketing, product, Infrastructure, and investment.

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