Tourism Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala has assured Coast tourist stakeholders that swift security actions were being implemented to contain insecurity along Coastal beaches.
Balala said that without proper security measures, tourism sector at the Coast will face vast challenges that will hinder its growth.
Addressing stakeholders at the Tourists Information Centre along Moi avenue Mombasa Wednesday evening Balala said that security was inevitable to enhance tourism at the Coast.
He said his Ministry was working closely with top security agents at the Coast to ensure that security is beefed up along the Coastal line.
Balala however challenged Coast tourist stakeholders to come up with fresh ideas so as to increase the numbers of foreign and local tourists flocking the Coast region.
He said that Coast hotels and beaches could not sustain the tourism sector and that more avenues should be employed to stabilise the sector throughout the year.
“If we work towards creating new tourist attraction activities we will not be worried about low seasons and loss of jobs in the sector,” he revealed.
On his part, Kenya Tourism Board CEO Betty Raider said that the sector was very important in the country’s economy and that more efforts should be employed to sustain it.
Betty said that KTB will work closely with Coast tourist stakeholders to deliberate ways of securing tourism growth at the Coast.