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More Tourists Travel to Lamu after Lifting of Travel Advisory

The tourism sphere in Lamu County is hinting at change days after the British government pulled back its travel advisory.

Lamu beach in Kenya
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The counseling limiting travel influenced Lamu and Manda Islands.

Last Friday, Britain’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office reported the lifting of its tourism advisory and rather saying that vacationers from the UK could now head out securely to Lamu and Manda Islands.

The counseling, which had been in presence for over five years, came thus of instability in region attributable to consistent dread assaults and seizing of visitors by Al-Shabaab aggressors.

Addressing news reporters ┬áin Lamu on Wednesday, Lamu Governor Issa Timamy said the move by the British government to have the tourism warnings lifted was a convenient one for the region’s tourism division.

Mr Timamy said he had various meetings with the British High Commissioner in Lamu, Mombasa and Nairobi where he raised the issue of lifting of the tourism warning.

He said he was sure that the move made by the UK to lift the tourism warning would go far to balance out Lamu County.

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