#Travel: Kenya announces incentives for tourists

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Speaking at the opening of Kenya’s first luxury yachting marina (English Point Marina) in Mombasa on Tuesday, H.E. President Uhuru Kenyatta unveiled an unprecedented tourism incentive package to attract world travelers back to Kenya.

Here are the tourism incentives for travelers heading to Kenya:

  • Visa fees for children under 16 will be scrapped indefinitely from 1st Feb 2016.
  •  VAT charges on National Park fees will be removed and KWS Park fees will be capped at $60 (down from $90) for the 2016/17 financial year.
  • The Ksh1.2bn Charter Incentive Scheme continues until 30 June 2018. This waives landing fees at Mombasa and Malindi airports for all Charter Aircraft and provides at $30.00 (thirty dollar) rebate for all disembarking tourists.
  • Expansion of JKIA and Malindi airports to handle greater numbers of visitors.
  • Construction of the Port – Reitz Mombasa Road and the Dongo – Kundu Bypass that will allow tourists to travel to the South Coast (Diani) without using the ferry.
  • Kenya Ferry Service to buy and operate two new ferries for the Likoni Channel crossing.


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