The Star (Nairobi)

21 December 2012

Kenya: Local Tourists Flock Taita Taveta Hotels

TOURISM activities in Taita Taveta are in top gear as tourists flock the region during this festive season. Taita Hills and Sarova Saltlick hotels manager Willy Mwadilo said majority of guests are local tourists.

"About 60 per cent bookings have been done by local tourists while 40 per cent by foreigners," he said. He said that they expect hotels to be fully booked by next week since they are still receiving bookings.

He said at this season, most foreign tourists opt for beach hotels which gives locals a chance to come sample Kenya's wildlife. At the same time, tourism players in the region continue to lament over the poor state of roads especially the Voi Taveta road which passes through Tsavo West National Park.

They want government to undertake repairs and maintenance because this is a road that plays a huge part in earning our economy revenue from tourism.

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