Tourism investors in Mombasa getting ready for the high-season


A barman mixes cocktails for revellers at the Galana Lounge in Nyali,Mombasa. PHOTO/UGC

With the tourism sector at the Kenyan Coast just recovering from the COVID-19 economic impacts some tourism investors are now getting ready for big tourist arrivals during the peak season.

After the first COVID-19 case was reported on March 13, 2020, the government took several measures to curb the spread of the virus and to address its health effects, that included a dawn to dusk curfew, restrictions on public gatherings and closing social places that included, hotels,
restaurants and discos.

However, one business that is gearing up for the high tourist arrivals is Galana Lounge in Nyali, Mombasa county, one of the re-opened entertainment spots, that has heavily invested in new cuisines, cocktails and the installation of hi-tech security gadgets to curb criminal activities at the club.

Mr Ian Imbuana a manager at the club said they were gearing up for the new tourism high season by focusing on effective service delivery and customer satisfaction.

“We are coming up with a new carefully designed menu both for our restaurants and the bars in order to give our clients a new feel and ensure they feel comfortable and secure,” Mr Imbuana noted.

A disc-jockey entertains revellers at the Galana Lounge in Nyali, Mombasa County. PHOTO/UGC

He was speaking during the reopening of the club along the famous Links Road in Nyali constituency in Mombasa County.

The Galana Lounge Manager said the club, which was closed down due to the COVID 19 pandemic, has resumed normal services to customers.

He asked Mombasa Governor Abdulswamad Nassir to expedite the proposed single license permit to business operators.

“The move will end the unnecessary multi-licensing in one business and it is a bold step which is welcome by upcoming businesses,” Mr Imbuana pointed out.

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