Nairobi — A handful of Airbnbs are registered by the federal government, denying the nation tens of millions of shillings by means of Tourism Levy.
Out of 40,000 listed Airbnbs within the nation, solely 400 are registered by the Tourism Fund.
Which means that a complete of 39,600 homestay services evade the 2 p.c Tourism Levy.
The fund’s chairperson, Samsom Some, stated there’s a want for stakeholders to have interaction with the state on registrations.
“It’s a regular operation. That’s really the explanation why we’re right here. It’s a must to interact your stakeholders. They’ve some superb options on what we will do to construct up on what we acquire as a levy,” he stated.
Registrations will enable the federal government to gather more cash by means of the levy.
Kenya is at present dealing with an upsurge in get-away houses, with actual property builders placing up new items.
Airbnbs are most well-liked by many vacationers as they provide cheaper lodging charges than accommodations.