The Kenya tourism industry is preparing to reintroduce Mombasa and the region north of the city to Watamu back into travel programmes for the UK market following yesterday’s revision of the travel advice for the area by the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
The entire stretch of the Kenya coast from and including Watamu south to the border with Tanzania is open for tourism business.
Whilst the south coast has always remained outside the advisory zone, UK tourists will now be able to access the coast via Moi International Airport in Mombasa in addition to Ukunda airport in Diani.
Nigel Vere Nicoll, chief executive for African Travel & Tourism Association said: "The removal of the FCO Travel Advisory on the Kenya coast, to all areas south of Malindi, will once again restore beach itineraries to Kenya’s safari circuit. As I speak, our members are preparing to welcome British tourists’ return with their traditional “Karibu”, the warm Kenyan greeting.
"Atta’s members from all over Africa join me in sending their best wishes to our Kenyan partners in tourism and I am personally delighted that a jewel in Africa’s crown shines brightly once again".
Today Kenya Airways introduced a special offer for Mombasa with economy return flights from London Heathrow to Mombasa (via Nairobi) from £480.96 including taxes. Bookings must be made by July 8 for travel between August 19 - December 15 2015 and between January 11 - March 18 2016.
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