Mr. Hassan Joho who is the assistant to the minister Transport is almost sure that the current road improvement will help improve the tourism. He said so during the Mvita Gold Card launch dinner last Friday at Nyali Beach Hotel and also added that the plans for the Dongo Kundu bypass are already through and so the contractors will be starting on their job any time soon. There is also a plan to have another bridge connecting the North Coast and Mombasa Island so as to reduce on the traffic congestion which has been a big problem to the tourism industry
The Kisauni MP added that there have been cases where the tourists have had to miss their flights due to high traffic congestion but once this project is through, such case will be no more especially since the Airport Road is included in the master plan for expansion. There are also consultations going on with the traders as well as the investors are so that nobody at the end of the day no one is affected by this expansion project. It is in every one’s interest that everyone acquires the necessary satisfaction at the end of the project.
Joho also said that the three million tourists mark targeted by the Tourism ministry is still very low and yet Kenya has got the potential to hit five million marks if there is some bit of innovativeness in the industry. It is there fore very important that the hotels improve on their standards so that the amount that is they change clients match with the quality of services that they offered to their clients and by so doing, they will be attracting more tourists in the country and therefore improve on the revenue from the industry. He also encouraged hotel facilities to go ahead and copy from Nyali Beach Hotel which offers executive and exclusive services like Mvita Gold Card, which entitles cardholders to a 20 per cent discount at the Mvita Grill at the hotel.
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