Kenya lacking enough bed availability
Kenya will face a problem of accommodation crisis because of lack of enough bed space yet it will host one of the major international conferences.
The government vision 2030 progress report says the country has passed its targeted bed capacity for the last two years only if more hotels and accommodation facilities are constructed. The number rose in 2010 to 17.2 million. Edward Sambili, the permanent secretary in the ministry of planning said the industry is being affected because the number of beds available is not enough mostly in the north eastern Kenya and in the new tourist western circuit.
Peter Kenneth the assistant minister of planning said Kenya cannot hold the major international conference of 5,000 guests so more investors should come up to construct more hotels.
Because of the lack of enough bed space, the country will not hit its targeted number of tourist arrivals. Flagship projects allocated for the sector under Vision 2030 include development of three resort cities in Kilifi, Isiolo and Diani.
The tourism sector in Kenya has been identified as one of the six major sectors in economic support that will force the economy to achieve and maintain a 10% economic growth rate and create employment by 2012.
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