14 January 2016

Kenya introduces new incentives to boost tourism!

Kenya's president Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta has unveiled an incentive package to revitalise the tourism industry in Kenya at the opening of the English Point Marina in Mombasa, the first luxury yachting marina in Kenya.
  • Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) fees will be capped at $60 (down from $90) for the 2016/17 financial year
  • Value Added Tax (VAT) charges on National Park fees will be removed for the 2016/17 financial year
  • Visa fees for children under 16 will be scrapped indefinitely from 01 February 2016
  • The Ksh1.2bn charter incentive scheme continues until 30 June 2018. This waives landing fees at Moi International Airport (MBA) in Mombasa and Malindi Airport (MYD) in Malindi for all charter aircraft and provides at $30.00 (thirty dollar) rebate for all disembarking tourists
  • expansion of Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) in Nairobi and Malindi Airport (MYD) in Malindi to handle greater numbers of visitors
  • construction of the Port-Reitz-Airport Road in Mombasa 
  • construction of the Dongo Kundu bypass that will allow tourists to travel to the South Coast (Diani) without using the ferry
  • Kenya Ferry Service (KFSL) will buy and operate two new ferries for the Likoni Channel crossing

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