Kenya tourism earnings double as arrivals soar

for Tv47 Digital September 09, 2022, 05:26 PM
Tourism in Kenya
Tourists at Tsavo West National Park in Kenya. PHOTO/REUTERS

Kenya's tourism earnings more than doubled to 167.1 billion shillings in January to August from 83 billion shillings in the same period a year ago, Tourism and Wildlife Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala said on Friday.

Balala said in a statement the earnings were as a result of a 91% rise in the number of international visitors to 924,812 partly due to a recovery from the pandemic, and forecasts strong growth to the end of the year.

Tourism alongside horticulture, tea and remittances are Kenya's top foreign exchange earners.

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