Kenya Intensifies Bid to Woo More Polish Tourists

Kenya has intensified its campaign to woo tourists from Eastern Europe and the Asian market.

Commerce Cabinet Secretary Phyllis Kandie speaks at a past function. Photo/FILE

Tourism and East Africa Community Cabinet Secretary Phyllis Kandie

Last week, the Commerce, Tourism and East Africa Community Cabinet Secretary Phyllis Kandie held talks with Poland ambassador to Kenya Marek Ziolkowwski to explore ways of increasing the number of tourist arrivals from Poland.

Currently, as the country enters the high season, there are two chartered flights weekly from Warsaw to Mombasa but Ms Kandie seeks to increase the frequency of the flights to also cater for tourists from neighboring countries such as Russia, the Czech Republic, Kyrgizstan, Tajikistan and Ukraine.

Ms Kandie and Ziolkowwski revealed both nations were working on a draft Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to cement cooperation in the tourism sector that will place Poland as the gateway for strategic marketing of Kenya in east Europe.

The Principal Secretary in the ministry, Dr Ibrahim Mohamed, also signed a memorandum of cooperation between the Chongqing Municipal Government of China and the ministry in theMaasai Mara.

The MoU outlines areas of support between Kenya and Chongqing in the development of ecotourism and wildlife conservation.

– Daily Nation