Kenya’s tourism earning, arrivals rise in 2019


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Kenya’s tourism earning, arrivals rise in 2019

On Friday, the 10th of January 2020, Tourism Ministry of Kenya, an East African nation having had a coastline with the Indian Ocean and much-known for its savannahs, Lakelands and the dramatic Great Rift Valley alongside mountainous highlands, had issued a statement saying that the fifth-largest economy of Africa’s annual earnings from tourism rose 3.9 per cent last year to $1.61 billion or 163.56 billion Kenyan Shillings, adding there had been a marginal rise in the number of visitors last year.

Aside from that, Kenya’s Tourism Minister, Najib Balala, 52, was quoted saying following release of Friday’s (January 10th) statement that the East African nation, which heavily relies on its tourism industry as a core source of its employments and FX reserves, had roughly 2.05 million tourists last year, remarking an increase of 1 per cent from a year earlier.

Nonetheless, adding the nation could have scored a higher number of tourists last year, Balala said to the reporters on Friday (January 10th) that an attack on office complex alongside hotel infrastructures on last January in Nairobi alongside a broad-based global economic slowdown that prodded a number of high-end tourism industry consumers to cut their expenses by one-third were to blame behind a lower growth in tourists’ numbers last year.