The Kenyan High Commission in Nigeria on Monday said that it had introduced online-visa application to attract more tourists to the country.
Mr Karlus Maluta, the Consular Officer in charge of visa at the High Commission, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that it had introduced the service since June 20.
He said that the Kenyan Government took the decision to make visa application easy for intending tourists.
Maluta said that Kenya has fascinating tourist attractions sites.
“It is well known that Kenya is a preferred tourism destination in Africa.
Kenya has fascinating-tourism sites that can thrill tourists and make them have value for their money,’’ he said.
The consular officer said that Kenya was safe for intending tourists, as the government had taken necessary and preventive steps against terrorists’ attack there.
Also, Mrs Betty Ingwe, the Marketing Officer, Kenyan Tourism Board (KTB) told NAN that the Kenyan Government would continue to showcase the country’s tourism attractions to Nigerians.
Ingwe said that the board would be collaborating with the Kenyan Airways, KQ Holidays and trade partners to market Kenya’s tourism destinations to Nigerians.
She said that the Kenya Tourism Board was poised to market Kenyan tourism potentials to the Nigerian market.
Ingwe added that the board had a meeting with Nigerian stakeholders in Abuja on Nov. 17 which serves as an opportunity to sell Kenyan tourism market to Nigerians.
“Kenya is a great destination year round. Kenya is where you can experience a different safari every day. The country offers an endless array of activities for travellers,’’ Ingwe said.
According to her, “In the last five months, the board has held periodic trainings for Nigerian tour operators and other trade partners to sell Kenya as a preferred destination.
“Outside Kenya, Nigeria is the only country with an office of the Kenya Holidays, which shows the importance of the Nigerian market to us,” she said.
Ingwe said that some of the tourist sites in Kenya include: the ultimate safari experience, wide beast migration (between July and October every year), and white pinstripe beaches.
Others are: the rich wildlife experiences and developed destination for golfers with 40 world class golf courses.
She said that Kenyan Tourism Board offers tourists the magical Kenya mobile App, which is specifically designed to make visitors experience flawless visits.
“The mobile application strengthens the tourists on arrival in Kenya by providing them a platform from which they can get all the relevant information about Kenya at their fingertips.’’
Ingwe said that Kenya has six UNESCO heritage sites, international shopping malls and elephant sanctuary.