Kenya ranked third largest tourism economy in sub-saharan Africa.


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Kenya ranked third largest tourism economy in Sub-Saharan Africa

In Summary

• Over 2 million international arrivals last year with international tourists spending over Sh 157 billion in Kenya

•Travel and tourism supported 8.8 per cent of the nation’s GDP in 2018.



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Tourists arrive at Diani airstrip.

Kenya is currently the third largest tourism economy in Sub-Saharan Africa after South Africa and Nigeria, according to the Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife.

In a statement, the ministry said Last year, travel and tourism grew by 5.6 per cent to contribute Sh790 billion and 1.1 million jobs to the Kenyan economy.

This, it said beats the average global growth of 3.9 per cent and the Sub-Saharan Africa average of 3.3 per cent.



With over two million international arrivals, international tourists spent over Sh 157 billion in Kenya last year, accounting for over 15 per cent of total exports. The largest inbound international markets were the USA, UK, India, China and Germany at 11, 9, 6, 4 and 4 per cent respectively.

Combined with domestic spending, travel and tourism supported 8.8 per cent of the nation’s GDP in 2018, an increase from about 3.7 per cent in 2017.

The ministry said close collaboration with private and institutional investors, conservation and regional development agencies has ensured the economic potential of the sector is prudently and sustainably managed.

Under the banner ‘Kenyans for wildlife and wildlife for Kenyans’, the ministry said it is focused on improving and modernising the country's wildlife conservation sector.

This, it said, has a direct impact on the tourism sector, of which 70 per cent is wildlife based.

“Travel and tourism is a sector which has proven to drive economic growth, create jobs and boost social inclusion,” president and CEO of World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), Gloria Guevara said.



by FAITH NYASUGUTABusiness Reporter

Kenya

16 April 2019 - 05:00



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Duuh, Tanzania hatumo!
 
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Leta zako from a credible source! Usiseme tu ni cooked without backing your claims.
 
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Hapa bongo tunadeal na high end tourists hata Obama alikuwa huku 2017 kula bata hebu hata ulizeni joto la jiwe ama @reedemer Geza Ulole nyinyi failed state hamuwezi tushinda kwa utalii.
 
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Leta zako from a credible source! Usiseme tu ni cooked without backing your claims.
Since the day the magufuli banned contradicting statistics from being published no one trusts any data from Tanzania.
Seriously even economic data from IMF,World Bank ,CIA differ..who is Magufuli to expect everyone to have same data.??
Blame your Supreme Leader, not me
 
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Alafu kumbuka kwamba Kenya bado kuna tishio la ugaidi na Tz ni kubwa karibia mara mbili ya Kenya na wana vivutio vingi vya utalii. Wavivu wamechanganyikiwa hawaitangazi nchi yao. Kazi kuiga na kuitizama Kenya. Hivi unajua kwamba ule wimbo wa 'Jambo Bwana' watz huwa wameuiga na wanautumia kuwakaribisha watalii kwenye mbuga zao? Ila sijui ile sehemu ya .....Kenya yetu, hakuna matata... huwa wanaifanyia remix ya aina gani. :D
 
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Alafu ukumbuke kwamba Kenya bado kuna tishio la ugaidi na Tz ni kubwa karibia mara mbili ya Kenya na wana vivutio vingi vya utalii. Wavivu wamechanganyikiwa hawaitangazi nchi yao. Kazi kuiga na kuitizama Kenya. Hivi unajua kwamba ule wimbo wa 'Jambo Bwana' watz huwa wameuiga na wanautumia kuwakaribisha watalii kwenye mbuga zao? Ila sijui ile sehemu ya .....Kenya yetu hakuna matata... huwa wanaifanyia remix ya aina gani. :D
TZ is just operating at below their potential lakini instead of pulling up their socks wanaishi kulinganisha..
Niliiwaambia very soon tutakuwa tunalinganisha Dar na Mombasa.. Nairobi itakuwa league ingine.
 
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Wakenya huwa mnanishangaza sana. Pamoja na kujigamba kote huko bado nchi yenu ni miongoni mwa nchi maskini duniani.
Njaa kidogo tu imewapata mmeshindwa kabisa kuwapa chakula watu wenu...bado mnajisifu mmeendelea.

Tulizeni mikia chini muangalie nini cha kufanya kuboresha huduma huko mashinani na kuweka akiba ya chakula kwa tahadhari ya njaa, Acheni kujisifia ujinga.

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Hahaha kumbe nakitusi na wewe in mkenya bana. So ungesema.
TZ is just operating at below their potential lakini instead of pulling up their socks wanaishi kulinganisha..
Niliiwaambia very soon tutakuwa tunalinganisha Dar na Mombasa.. Nairobi itakuwa league ingine.
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Tanzania is the poorest country in East Africa, take that to the bank.
Wakenya huwa mnanishangaza sana. Pamoja na kujigamba kote huko bado nchi yenu ni miongoni mwa nchi maskini duniani.
Njaa kidogo tu imewapata mmeshindwa kabisa kuwapa chakula watu wenu...bado mnajisifu mmeendelea.

Tulizeni mikia chini muangalie nini cha kufanya kuboresha huduma huko mashinani na kuweka akiba ya chakula kwa tahadhari ya njaa, Acheni kujisifia ujinga.

Nyie jamaa hovyo kabisa!
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