Kenya’s char­ter rev­enue in­creases

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NAIROBI: Kenya has re­alised about $37 mil­lion (more than R518m) in rev­enue from the char­ter in­cen­tive pro­gramme which was launched in 2016, a se­nior of­fi­cial an­nounced.

Na­jib Balala, cab­i­net sec­re­tary for tourism and wildlife, said the pro­gramme, which has been ex­tended to 2020, col­lected about 18 times in rev­enue to the tourism sec­tor af­ter the gov­ern­ment spent only $2m on the ini­tia­tive since its launch two years ago.

“The scheme is work­ing. Moi In­ter­na­tional Air­port is now re­ceiv­ing 15 char­ter flights per week, up from nine weekly last year.

“Since the launch of the pro­gramme in 2016 to March this year, there have been 55000 ar­rivals into Mom­basa and the sur­round­ing re­gion,” Balala said.

He made the an­nounce­ment af­ter a flight by TUI from the Nether­lands landed at Moi In­ter­na­tional Air­port with 120 vis­i­tors – Xin­hua.

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