Coast hotels cash in on domestic tourism boom.
Hotels at the Kenya’s Coast region are enjoying a tourism boom over the festive season, with the biggest support coming from domestic tourists who have thronged the sandy beaches to usher in the New Year.
A spot-check shows most of the hotels in the region are operating at 100 percent bed occupancy ahead of the New Year.
Hoteliers say the occupancy rates are overwhelmingly local tourists.
The growing numbers of domestic visitors are attributed to improved infrastructure connectivity, including the Madaraka Express SGR train service between Mombasa and Nairobi.