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Background of Homestays in Kenya
Posted on 17 July, 2018 by Andrew Naibei
Tourism is currently the largest and fastest growing industry in the world. The industry has emerged as one of the leading sectors that will propel the Kenyan economy into greater heights of development. In the immediate past years, the country has witnessed tremendous growth in terms of international and domestic tourist arrivals as well as foreign exchange earnings leading to registering impressive GDP contribution in 2010 of a bout Ksh 73 billion.
With travel trends becoming more about experiential holidays, Kenya stands a better chance of reaping from the enthusiastic travelers seeking to touch and enjoy the warmth of rural community lifestyles in the simplest of pleasures sharing in the traditional fresh foods, cultures and language.
This has given rise to the concept of homestays in Kenya, providing affordable and secure accommodation options for today’s enlightened tourists. The development of home stays will not only bridge the gap of quality accommodation envisaged under vision 2030 but also provide a unique opportunity for visitors to immerse themselves into the rich and diverse cultural exchange and enhance the spread of the benefits of tourism to the local communities of the Country.