Kenya's tourism improves despite terror fears
20 August 2015, 08:24
Nairobi - Kenya's tourism industry is projected to defy threats of terror and record growth during the second half of the year.
On the contrary, in the
past six months, the East African country received a knock on tourism
arrivals recording an 18,9 percent down slump from 428 585 arrivals in
the same period in 2014 as opposed to 347458
for January and June 2015.
However, in the month of
July, major Kenya tourism groups have witnessed a sharp increase in
arrivals of both domestic and international tourists breathing a sigh of
relief to the industry.
As such, the Kenya
Association of Hotel Keepers and Caterers said country's would witness
huge inflows in the last six months of the year from July to December
with Maasai Mara national reserve recording the highest
bed occupancy rate at between 80-100 per cent.
The projections come amid outbreaks of terror attacks by the Islamic militant Al-Shabaab group.
The terror group, which
is protesting against the presence of Kenyan forces in crisis-ravaged
Somalia, has of late caused anxious moment for the region’s largest
- CAJ News
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