At the World Travel Market 2015 in London, the leading event for the global travel industry, euronews spoke to Kenyan Cabinet Secretary for East Africa Affairs, Commerce and Tourism Phyllis Kandie about how the African nation created concrete incentives for charter airlines to make travel to Kenya more attractive and affordable.
From today I would like to announce that all charter airlines coming into the coast region of Mombasa will land for free. We will not ask for any fees, they will land into Mombasa for free. Secondly, I would also like to announce that for any passenger that they bring into the coast region we will subsidize with 30 dollars. So for every passenger the Kenya government will subsidize, charters only, with 30 dollars. And thirdly, good news for the tourism sector also, is that for all visitors that are coming to Kenya any child under 16 will come in without paying any visa.