Tourism boss asks hotels, holiday homes to upgrade standards

Kenya Tourism Federation chair Mohamed Hersi s asked hotel resorts and holiday homes at the Coast to live up to set standards to meet customer demands.

During the first hotel and suppliers expo held in Mombasa, Hersi said the sector is significantly gaining momentum with several hotels in the region registering increased bookings.

“We are looking forward to thriving business before the year ends. Already hotels have started enjoying business ahead of the end year festivities,” he said.

According to director of Insight Hospitality East African Company, a fraction of budget hotels and resorts along the coastline need to upgrade their standards along with new market trends.

Between January and August this year, Moi International Airport in Mombasa recorded arrivals of 84,286 visitors up from 57,588 recorded in the same period last year.

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