Malindi safe for tourists
05 November 2012, 10:15
Former Italy Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is back in Malindi for the second time in a period of two months.
Berlusconi jetted back in Malindi on Thursday morning in a private jet accompanied by Italian billionaire Flaviuo Briatore and eight other people including Maurizio Cicero, Francesca Pascale, Mariarosaria Rossi, Dafni Di Boni, Giorgio Puricelli, Valentino Valentini, Tarak Ben Ammar and Alberto Zangrillo.
Earlier, sources had told journalists that Briatore was to jet into the country with other Italian tycoons interested in investing in the region.
North coast region Hotel Keepers and Caterers Chairman Philip Chai said that the two are here for holiday.
Chai - who is also the Lion in the Sun Hotel manager - said that the two will also inspect the Billionaires' resort which cost KES 500 million at Marine Park.
The exclusive hotel, which is expected to offer butlers services by attendants trained abroad, is expected to be completed by December this year and be officially opened by early next year.
Chai said that frequent touring of the two rich men is a clear indication of security of tourists in the country.
He added that the country is safe for any tourists to visit despite the negative reporting by international media.
"This country is secured with the fact that these are high profile people and have decided to tour this area. Other tourists who may have been scared by negative news should know that this is a safe place for holidays," he noted.
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