Tourism players in Kenya want State to release funds for recovery

British tourists queue to check in at Moi International Airport after an advisory warning of terrorist attack in Mombasa recently.. [PHOTO: GIDEON MAUNDU/STANDARD]
British tourists queue to check in at Moi International Airport after an advisory warning of terrorist attack in Mombasa recently.. [PHOTO: GIDEON MAUNDU/STANDARD]

MOMBASA, KENYA: Players in the struggling tourism industry now want the Government to release funds meant for tourism recovery programme. President Uhuru Kenyatta had announced a Sh200 million boost to resuscitate the industry which has been weighed down by travel advisories issued by key source markets over insecurity.

Speaking during the 12th edition of the annual Kenya Association of Hotelkeepers and Caterers ( Kahc) symposium at the Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort and Spa, Mombasa on Thursday, hoteliers said that it is time the government gave the industry the seriousness it deserves as key pillar of the economy…

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