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Kenya’s tourist arrivals up 40 % in first 10 months of 2021

Saturday, December 18th, 2021 15:50 | By
Tourism and Wildlife CS Najib Balala. PHOTO: Courtesy.

Kenya's tourist arrivals increased by 40.8 per cent to 663,036 in the first ten months to October compared to 470,971 arrivals in the same period in 2020, government data has shown.

The Kenya Tourism Board (KTB), in a statement issued in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, on Friday December 17, 2021 said that the United States market recorded the highest arrivals into Kenya with 108,072 visitors contributing 16.3 per cent of the total arrivals, Uganda was second with 59,979 (9.0 per cent), and Tanzania third with 58,946 (8.9 per cent).

It said the UK market was in the fourth position followed by India and China.

KTB said the tourism sector has stepped up the vaccination of its workers.

According to KTB, domestic travel growth is expected to outpace global tourism as a whole and is expected to rise exponentially in 2022.

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