Hoteliers reassure tourists that the coast of Kenya is still safe
Hoteliers within Mombasa have reassured tourists that there is sufficient security at different destinations along the Kenyan Coast.
But, they raised some concern over the fighting that has shaken some areas in Mombasa.
The Chairman of Mombasa and Coast Tourist Association (Mcta) Mr. Mohamed Hersi said that some hotels have had reservations for conferences put off or even postponed because of the prevailing battles between the Muslim revolutionary youths and the Kenyan police.
Hersi who also doubles as Heritage Group of Hotels’ Chief Executive Officer further said that the eruptions of violence that have been seen at port city do threaten the tourism sector; so he called upon government them sort-out this mess harmoniously and immediately
Kenya as a Destination
He on the other hand was pleased that resorts such as Voyager Beach Hotel have continued to be optimistic due to arrivals of repeater guests. He pointed out that such guest know well Kenya as a destination and have continues to support the country by repeatedily coming for holidays here.
The Kenya Association of Hotelkeepers and Caterers (Kahc) said that the uprisings that have shaken Mombasa are mostly concentrated in a couple residential areas in the Central Business District (CBD).
Sam Ikwaye the Executive officer of Kahc, said that guests hardly frequent the destinations within the areas that are presently experiencing fighting.
The Organizers of an international financial workshop by the Global Association of Deposit Insurers which was scheduled to take place in one of the leading resorts in Mombasa reportedly put on hold t his meeting due to security concerns.