Fireworks lit the sky at various beaches hotels and entertainment joints at the Coastal tourist resort city, where hundreds had gathered for a vigil to usher in of the New Year 2020.
For a moment, all the troubles and burdens of 2019 seemed to have been forgotten and it didn’t matter your tribe, religion or political affiliation as Kenyans ushered in the New Year in cheers and jubilation shaking hands, hugging each other and cutting of New Year cake.
At exactly midnight, spectacular displays of fireworks lit up the sky, screams and shouts rent the air as Kenyans and international holiday makers celebrated.
At travelers Beach hotel magnificent displays of fireworks colored the sky as thousands of excited local and international holidaymakers hugged and made merry to welcome the long awaited New Year.
Traveller’s beach resort sales and Marketing Manager Wafula Waswa said due to the New Year and Christmas eve they have managed to close the year with a bed occupancy of 103 percent with a high percentage being local at a percentage of 80 percent and international at 20 percent.
Major Coast hotels were registering 100 percent bookings for Christmas and New Year celebrations as local and international visitors flocked the tourist destination for the festivities.
Wafula said during the ended December and New Year holiday the hotel had programmed entertainment from local bands and animation teams for the guest and food delicacies of local and international cuisines.
Mr Wafula said the tourism industry will be enjoying a high number of international tourists because the winter period is setting on in their countries.
A couple from UK Mrs Virginia Victoria Tullet and Mr Clive Tullet, said they decided to come to Kenya for Christmas and to usher new year because of the country’s warm hospitality.
The couple said Kenyans rich cultural diversity and its beautiful sceneries attraction have made the country to become a popular tourist destination to the outside world making it a favorite family holiday destination of choice.
Mr and Mrs Tullet said while in the country they have been able to enjoy the sand beaches and a visit to Maasai Mara National Reserve and Amboseli National Reserve to enjoy the game drive.
The visitors made the remarks at Traveler’s Beach hotel during the New Year eve which was celebrated in style.