Kenya sets aside Sh500m for tourism coronavirus recovery

Kenya has set aside Sh500 million to help the tourism sector recover from the effects of the coronavirus outbreak, which is now threatening global economies.

Cabinet Secretary for Tourism and Wildlife Najib Balala said part of the funds will be used in marketing Kenya to restore destination confidence and keep the country as a preferred travel destination globally.

The rest will be used for the post-coronavirus recovery strategy in all Kenya's key source markets.

“We have set aside Sh500 million for the sector as part of our post-coronavirus (Covid-19) recovery plan,” Mr Balala said while addressing tourism industry stakeholders at a meeting held in Nairobi which brought together hoteliers, tour operators, travel agents and airline representatives.

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