Kenya unveils incentives to boost tourism

Kenya unveils incentives to boost tourism

NAIROBI — The Kenya government is waiving visa fees for children under 16 years old starting next month as part of a strategy to recover the country’s tourism sector.

Park fees will also be capped at US$60 down from $90 for the financial year 2016/17.

The visa fee waiver for children under 16 years of age applies to all nationalities and is aimed at positioning Kenya as a family holiday destination.

In other news, the construction of the Dongo Kundu bypass will be expedited, also with an eye to tourism. Once complete the bypass will allow visitors to get from the mainland to the South Coast without having to use the ferry. The expansion of Malindi Airport will also mean more convenience for visitors to the region with direct flights.