Rules for tourist home stays under way

As reported by Wangui Maina, at Business Daily Africa, “The Ministry of Tourism is considering guidelines to encourage home stays to address bed shortage.The move will see home owners with extra space get registration to accommodate tourists on their premises, at a cost, and under guidelines stipulated by the ministry.Currently, there are no proper guidelines on where home stays can be licensed or even a star rating for the facilities as is the case in destinations like South Africa.Speaking to Business Daily, Mr Mwangi Gakunga, the public relations officer at the Ministry of Tourism, said there was no data on how many home stays there are in the country. ‘So far, there are also no clear guidelines on where home stays can be found. However, we are working toward putting them in place,’ he added.” Read more >>

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