Wednesday, February 06, 2019

Kenya eyes 15 per cent growth in tourist arrivals from India in 2019

Mumbai: Kenya is expecting 15 per cent growth in tourist arrivals from India in 2019, mainly driven by various promotional activities, easy visa process and good connectivity.

In 2018, 1.25 lakh Indian tourists travelled to Kenya making the country the fifth largest source market, Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) director of market development Jacinta Nzioka said.

United States of America (USA) is the biggest tourism source market for Kenya with 2.25 lakh travellers, accounting for 11.12 percent market share, followed by Tanzania with 10.48 percent market share, she said.

Uganda and United Kingdom (UK) are at the third and fourth positions recording 2.04 lakh and 1.84 lakh arrivals, respectively, she adding that China is on sixth position with 81,709 visitors to Kenya.

Indians, she said, are among the highest spenders in Kenya as well compared to other countries.
Further, she said that 66 percent travellers from India, who travel to Kenya, are from Delhi, Mumbai and Ahmadabad.
06/02/19 PTI/Business Line