Tourists Shun Kenya After Westgate Mall Attack


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more about geneva; color: #222222;”>“Tourism is sensitive to terrorism and incidences in the last one year particularly Westgate affected the number of international tourists,” noted Kandie while briefing the media alongside other Cabinet Secretaries at Harambee House in Nairobi.

Kandie said the ministry had to take urgent measures to assure international visitors of their safety in Kenya.

She noted that domestic tourism increased in the past year with bed capacity increasing from 37 percent to 41 percent, adding that the ministry is now focusing on enhancing domestic tourism in Kenya and also East Africa.

Kandie, however, remarked that Kenya hosted 31 international conferences despite the terror attacks, an indication that there is potential in business tourism.

She has promised that the ministry will construct two conference facilities of international standards in Nairobi and Mombasa.

(Daily Nation)


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