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Kilifi hotel shifts gaze toward culinary tourism

By - | December 16th 2013 at 00:00:00 GMT +0300

By Philip  Mwakio

In a bid to diversify and attract more tourists, a hotel in Kilifi County is endearing itself as a seafood culinary resort.

According to Emma Bockle, Manager of the Kingfisher Resort in Kanamai, along the Mombasa- Malindi Highway, they are banking on culinary delights, mostly seafood to woo guests.

She said at the resort, they have specialised in offering seafood to their growing number of international and local clientele alongside local and African cuisine that is tastefully prepared to suit  local ingredients.

The Resort, which is also a popular joint for choma (grilled meat) offers seafood specialties like lobster, prawn, fillets, red snapper, white snapper, calamari, octopus ad squid.

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 According to the International Culinary Tourism Association, culinary tourism - the pursuit of unique and memorable eating and drinking experiences is fast gaining ground globally. 

Resort Director, Tom Bockle noted that food has an undeniable importance for holidaymakers.

“As such, food tourism has gained an enormous potential in recent years and at Kingfisher Resort, we strive to ensure that our clients just get the best and keep coming back,” he added.  He says the resort has left nothing to chance in ensuring ample for diners.   


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