Hoteliers in Kwale County, Southern coast of Kenya are optimistic that the business will be better in the month of December as some hotels record over 60 per cent bookings so far.
They say that business have been relative on average due to political uncertainties that have been experienced in the country for the whole year.
“With the inauguration of president Uhuru we hope things will come to normal and confidence restored,” said Joan Ndung’u the residences manager of Leopard Beach Resort and Spa.
She says December holidays bookings are promising and they predict over 70 per cent of visitors.
Swahili Beach Resort general Manager Jeff Mukolwe said that so far they booked 60 per cent occupancy at their facility and they hope to close the gap as days go by.
He said during the political heat they experienced about 20% of cancellations. They say the number of domestic tourists is increasing.