Kenya’s tourism industry, which plummeted following political turmoil in 2007, has recovered to almost pre-2007 election levels. The number of tourism arrivals have risen 90 percent from last year, according to tourism minister Najib Balala, and is expected levels to return to 2007 levels by March.
Kenya Tourism is to cut entry visa fees by 50% and completely cut for children under 16 from 1st April 2009 until the end of 2010 in an effort to attract more visitors.
Breaking Travel News interviews Angie Meddins, sales and marketing account director at Kenya Tourist Board. Angie talks about an increase in arrivals for 2007. Kenya is looking to work with the travel trade to rebuild confidence. The interview was conducted at the Business Travel Show, Earls Court, London.