TRA seek to enhance the quality of the service  in the tourism sector through innovative regulatory mechanisms. In this regard the Authority undertakes research on best practices.

This is an incentive given to investors in the sector who are either constructing or upgrading their facilities. Once the request is submitted, TRA will analyze it in line with the Government Policy on development of tourist accommodation facilities and make the necessary recommendations to The Commissioner of Customs Services (Kenya Revenue Authority)through the Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Tourism. TRA and other relevant Government agencies will be carrying out compliance checks from time to time.

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Work Permits

Work/Residence Permits are issued to any Non-Kenyan wishing to engage in employment in Kenya whether in gainful employment or voluntary service. These Work/Residence Permits are issued by the Department of Immigration Services under the Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government. The permits are classified from A to M. They are issued under Kenya Citizenship and Immigration Act 2011 of Laws of Kenya. The following are the various classes of permits and their respective requirements:

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The Authority is responsible for ensuring the development and implementation of high quality tourism sector. To this end, the Authority offers advisory services to tourism operators, investors, County Governments and other stakeholders in all matters related to tourism regulations. These include aspects such as development of tourism facilities in accordance to minimum standards or classification criteria,  sustainable tourism practices, custom duty exemptions, issuance of work permits and licensing among others.

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Tourism Regulatory Authority,
Utalii House,5th Floor,
Utalii Lane, off Uhuru Highway.
P.O. Box 30027, Nairobi, KENYA
Telephone:+254 20 313010
Email: info@tourismauthority.go.ke
Website: http://www.tourismauthority.go.ke