The Tourism sector has in the recent past suffered as a result of the travel advisories issued by tourist source countries. The advisories come in the wake of violent attacks by Islamist militias.
In response to this, the government came up with a Tourism Recovery Strategy committee to help the sector recover.
The committee is comprised of various professionals who will suggest strategies to move the sector forward.Through the committee the sector is set to receive $2.4m boost from the government to help in its recovery.
Ms. Kandie, Cabinet Secretary for East African Affairs, Commerce and Tourism released the performance results for 2013 tourism sector that show a significant drop in the country’s largest income earner.
Total international arrivals for the year by air and sea dropped by 11.7 per cent to close at 1.09 million down from 1.23 million recorded in 2012 while Jomo Kenyatta International Airport arrivals dropped by 14 per cent to 900,000 from 1.047 million recorded in 2012.
Yesterday (9/4/12013) Kenya inaugurated its 4th President His Excellency Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta and His Deputy President His Excellency William Samoei Ruto.
I am proud to be Kenya, and I believe yesterday (9/4/2013) marked the dawn of a new day for my country Kenya.
We had a free, fair and peaceful election by all means contrary to what critics expected. As always there were aggrieved parties who had their day in court. However, this did not stop the country from celebrating the victory against cheap tribal and divisive politics. One could argue that the election left the country divided but I will quote our Deputy Presidents words ” … very soon you will not notice the difference between those who voted for the JUBILEE team and those who voted for CORD… ” I believe that the new leaders are a vibrant and forward thinking lot that will transform the country.
“Yes I Believe.”
The possibilities for Kenya are endless.
Kenya is an amazing country with a culture that is rich and diverse, beautiful landscapes and scenery as well as an abundance of wildlife.
I like the way Kenyans have come to appreciate the value of peace and stability . Long gone are the days when politicians called for mass action to solve political differences. It is now clear in our minds that no one should use our ethnic diversity to divide us.
I am proud of Kenyans for maintaining peace and saying no to politicians who play us like marionettes on a stage.
“Yes ! Lets keep ignoring the politicians and their incitement because at the end of the day everyone has their own goals, challenges and issues to deal with.”
We have come so far as a country and the road ahead is longer, our unity is paramount to our success. Kenya has been able to pick herself up from the ashes of 2007-8 and I believe the possibilities for Kenya’s success are endless and this is evident by the emergence of a crop of new Kenyans who are aware of the constitution are yearning for a change in Kenya.
I am calling out to every Kenyan to raise a glass, cup, mug or whatever you drinking high up and make a toast to a new Kenya a better Kenya.
I AM PROUD TO BE KENYAN.
Earlier this year i got the opportunity to visit Kenya’s South Coast and honestly we have some of the best beaches you will see anywhere.
” Yes I know I come from Nairobi City where of course there are no beaches and anything that resembles the Ocean and beach automatically becomes breathtaking. This place is beautiful”
Kenya’s beach safari has a lot to offer to the tourist looking for a unique and unforgettable experience.
” I remember throughout my month-long visit in the coast I visited the beach daily.”
Most of the tourists visiting Kenya from abroad are pensioner looking for to have the trip of a lifetime in their sunset years. On my daily visits to the beach I would see these old visitors ogling and being overly polite and I just assumed they were having a good time.
I began noticing these young men with monstrous physiques and dreadlocks walking next to very old women. Young girls were also doing the same with very old men. The locals told me that these girls and boys offer sex for pay to this pensioners. The saddest part is that this has led to the rise of pedophilia. There have been cases where locals have been caught offering kids to tourists in exchange for money. In the coast province young boys d drop out of school because of the lure of the beach. A lot of them do not even complete basic primary education.
” What are doing to our kids?
“Are we supposed to blame it on poverty, social decay…?”
During low season (March August) when the tourists go back home the young men and women have no source of income, so they turn to prostitution and crime. I think Kenyans as a whole should think very carefully about the negative impacts of tourism.
“The future of our children should be protected at any cost.”