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Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho roots for conference tourism to boost tourist numbers

By Patrick Beja | Published Tue, December 19th 2017 at 00:00, Updated December 18th 2017 at 23:47 GMT +3
Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho takes an oath before testifying during the hearing of a petition challenging his election at the Mombasa High Court in Mombasa County on Wednesday 13th December 2017. [Photo/Kelvin Karani]

The county government has announced it will start bidding for major conferences to be hosted in the county to boost tourism.

Speaking during a meeting with members of the SKAL Kenya on Monday, Governor Hassan Ali Joho noted conferences are a boost to the county’s tourism industry which has received a beating from recent challenges especially security.

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Skal Kenya is an association of travel and tourism professionals.

“We want to start bidding for these major conferences. We want to sell Mombasa not only as a tourism destination but also as a place where we can hold major conferences since we have the facilities,” said Mr Joho.

SKAL Kenya chairman Silvester Mbandi revealed that a team from their international body will visit Mombasa in February.