Application for Work Permits shall no longer be processed by the Authority. All inquiries on the same should be directed to the office of the Principal Secretary, State Department of Tourism.

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 & Wildlife.TRA and other relevant Government agencies will be carrying out compliance checks from time to time.

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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 and licensing among others.

Quick Contacts

Tourism Regulatory Authority,
Utalii House,5th Floor,
Utalii Lane, off Uhuru Highway.
P.O. Box 25357-00100, Nairobi, KENYA
Telephone:+254 0701-444777