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Kenya’s Tourism Sector Stays on Growth Path To Surpass 100 Billion Mark in Receipts

Tourism Pictorial – Pictures By Norah Bochere/KNA

Tourism Cabinet Secretary, Najib Balala addresses the media, February 8, 2018 when releasing statistics on the performance of Kenya’s tourism industry in 2017 at Teleposta Towers. He said most of Kenya’s source markets recorded impressive growth in 2017.The strong growth in tourism receipts was underpinned by a 9.8% growth in total international arrivals into Kenya by air, sea and cross border in 2017 to 1,474,671 arrivals compared to 1,342,899 arrivals in 2016.

Tourism Cabinet Secretary, Najib Balala (center) with Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Betty Radier (left) and Tourism PS Fatuma Mohamed addresses the press conference at Teleposta Towers today, February 8, 2018 when releasing statistics on the performance of Kenya’s tourism industry in 2017.

Tourism Cabinet Secretary, Najib Balala with Tourism PS Fatuma Mohamed and Wildlife PS Dr Margaret Mwakina during a press briefing at Teleposta Towers today, February 8, 2018 when releasing statistics on the performance of Kenya’s tourism industry in 2017. He added that “Kenya grew stronger in 2017 as a destination brand following positive visibility and endorsement it received through global accolades such as the World Travel Awards’ declaration of Kenya as the world’s best safari destination.

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