The government of Kenya is looking at several ways in which the tourism sector will be re-opened after the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic paralysed it.
Tourism Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala has called to a meeting tomorrow all key industry players to formulate a plan that will see the sector bounce back.
“Together with the ministry of health we will be meeting the stakeholders in hotels and restaurants so we can look at the protocols that have been announced by the ministry of health and how practical and how effective they will be,” said Balala.
“Every sector will come with protocols that will be endorsed and agreed by the MOH who will be the final endorser of these protocols which must be respected when rolled out,” he added.
Balala said late last week that domestic and regional tourism was the key and best approach that would bring African tourism to immediate recovery from Covid-19 pandemic effects. “The international market will take a while to recover and we should, therefore, bank on the domestic and regional travelers. However, affordability and accessibility will play a vital role in this”, he noted
The government set aside Sh500 million as part of thefunds that will be utilized to revive the hotel and tourism sector, money which the CS says will be used for events to market Kenya once the spread of the virus is contained globally.
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