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Tourism Sector Performance Report – 2018

This report gives overall performance of Kenya’s tourism sector in 2018 highlighting mainly: • International tourist arrivals, • Domestic tourism performance • Tourism receipts. Tourism Performance 2018  Tourism Sector Performance 2018

Kenya hosted a representation of at least 25 countries from across the globe

Kenya hosted a representation of at least 25 countries from across the globe who participated in the annual Magical Kenya Travel Expo (MKTE)which took place from 3rd to 5th October 2018. More than 150 tourism hosted buyers and 20 international media personalities visited the country during the travel fair that took place at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre.
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SKAL Congress to boost Kenya’s coast position as a conference tourism destination

17th October 2018:  The 79th Skal International World Congress took place in the City of Mombasa. The 4-day conference themed“Congress on the Beach” attracted over 500 tourism and hospitality agents across the world. Speaking at the start of the conference, Kenya Tourism Board Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Betty Radier said that, “The 79th Skal International World Congress has provided
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KENYA NAMED THE WORLD’S LEADING SAFARI DESTINATION FOR THE FIFTH TIME

13th December 2018: Kenya has been named the World’s Leading Safari Destination in 2018, marking the fourth consecutive year and the fifth time it has received the award from the World Travel Awards. Kenya beat seven other destinations which include neighbouring Uganda and Tanzania to scoop top honours as the World’s Leading Safari Destination. Kenya
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2018 has been a momentous year for Kenya’s tourism industry.

Total international arrivals by air and sea to Kenya between January and September 2018 grew by 7.6% to close at 777,791 up from 723,174 the same period in 2017. 87.7% of the visitors who toured Kenya during the first nine months of the year arrived through Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA). Arrivals at JKIA
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Richard Quest joins growing list of celebrity visitors who have shone the spotlight on Nairobi

22nd October 2018: Renown CNN Business Anchor and Travel Journalist, Mr. Richard Quest was in Nairobi on a week-long tour that showcased Nairobi as a modern and dynamic business and leisure destination. Mr. Quest begun his trip with a jog in Karura Forest with the world’s fastest marathoner, Eliud Kipchoge. Later this week, he will
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Charter Incentive Programme pays off big

Kenya has realized KSh. 3.7 billion in revenue value from the Charter Incentive Programme, the Cabinet Secretary for Tourism and Wildlife, Hon. Najib Balala has announced. The Tourism and Wildlife CS has announced that the Charter Incentive Programme – which has been extended to 2020, raked in nearly 18 times in revenue to Kenya’s tourism
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