Kenya cuts visa rates to drive tourism

Visa rates to Kenya have been cut in half to make the country more appealing to visitors.

The Minister of Tourism for Kenya, Hon. Najib Balala, has announced entry visa rates are to be reduced by 50% and completely cut for children under 16 from April 1 until the end of 2010.

The visa cost for adults has been reduced from $50 to $25 while there is no cost for children under 16.  

Balala said: "With beautiful beaches and thrilling safaris, Kenya has a lot to offer families. This scheme will help to keep costs down for all when planning a trip to our diverse country and particularly benefit those travelling with children."

Balala, who has been in office since April 2008, was awarded the title 'Africa Tourism Minister of the year' at the Africa Tourism Investors Summit in Maputo, Mozambique for his efforts in leading the tourism recovery programme in Kenya.

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