Tourism booms in Coast ahead of festive season

Tourism CS Najib Balala welcoming tourists who landed at the Moi International Airport in Mombasa on Wednesday./Hillary Makokha

Mombasa, KENYA: One hundred and twenty tourists from Amsterdam, Netherlands arrived in Mombasa on Wednesday morning following winter season in their Country.

Addressing journalists at Moi airport, the Cabinet Secretary for Tourism Najib Balala said the government invested sh.200 million in an incentive program to help improve tourism sector in the country.

“The tourism sector in the Country has earned sh.3.7 billion revenue since 2016,” said Balala.

Beautification of Mombasa a plus to tourism

The CS also said the government has strengthened security and developed infrastructures to increase the number of tourists in the country.

Over 55,000 tourists have arrived in Coastal Kenya since the government launched an incentive program to boost the tourism sector in 2016.

Tourism numbers still lagging behind in Africa

Balala said that Moi international airport will continue receiving 15 charter flights every week.