09-03-2020 by redazione
Kenya's tourist season has suffered an abrupt stop since this month and now Kenya is beginning to look at national tourism and that of other African countries where the Coronavirus threat does not yet seem so serious.
What initially seemed to be only a problem of connections for Chinese and Italian tourism and which has however negatively affected coastal destinations and in particular Watamu, Malindi and Mambrui, is now becoming a European and even American emergency.
The Ministry of Tourism has already communicated since last week a total decrease of around 15% of passengers entering the international airports of Nairobi and Mombasa, but the percentage is expected to increase in the coming days. U.S. tourism, with regard to the parks and reserves of the Rift Valley is the most representative and there have already been cancellations, many more from Germany (which also concern Mombasa, Nyali and Diani Beach), French, Swiss and English.
It is now increasingly difficult to leave from Northern Italy, after the blockade of Lombardy and 14 other provinces between Veneto, Piedmont and Emilia Romagna. Not to mention the groups of Chinese tourists, always very numerous in the savannah, who have not been seen for a month now.
In view of this, the Government of Kenya has canceled all the international conferences scheduled in the coming weeks and has been postponed to a date to be allocated to the 2020 edition of the Magical Kenya Open Golf in Nairobi, which last year saw the triumph of the Italian Guido Migliozzi who for now will not be able to defend his title.
"It's time to make convenient and attractive travel packages for domestic and continental travelers - said Balala on his Twitter profile - They can continue to contribute strongly to our success as an industry. The Coronavirus should not prevent us from providing them with a high quality service".
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