Domestic tourism has given a lifeline to the ailing hotel and service industry at the coast.
After COVID 19 , the Industry was subjected to a crippling shutdown and the laying off of their employees as tourists were locked down in their respective countries.
Even with the resumption of International travel , hotels were yet to operate at capacity suffocating the economy at the coast that is highly dependent on tourism.
However, with the lifting of the lockdown , Kenyan families are coming in droves to enjoy world class service at discounted price.
It is reported that there has been an increase in wedding receptions at coastal hotels where they have implemented the government’s stringent measures aimed to bolster the war against Covid 19.
Hotels are also applying for the stimulus package offered by the government to enable the industry to get back to its feet.
Kenyans have also been using the Standard Gauge Railway as their preferred mode of reaching there. Bookings are hard to make especially on the weekend.
The losses attributed to Covid 19 have been estimated at 85 billion Kenyan shillings which is roughly half the revenues the country expects to make in a year.
Tourism is a key sector of Kenya’s economy and contributes up to 10% of the GDP.