Kenya tourism earnings double as arrivals soar

KENYA’S tourism earnings more than doubled to 167.1 billion shillings ($1 billion) in January to August from 83 billion shillings in the same period a year ago, Tourism and Wildlife Minister Najib Balala said.

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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