Tag: tourism

 

The Potential of Proper Tourism Infrastructure for Destinations’ Growth

Kenya is set to become one of the top five fastest-growing economies in Sub-Saharan Africa, with a projected rebound in GDP growth to 6% in 2018 and 7% by 2019 according to a Jumia hospitality report. Although the country’s economic performance declined to 4.9% in 2017 from 5.8% in 2016,Read More

International Arrivals at Moi International Airport Grow by 46%

International tourist arrivals into Moi International Airport, Mombasa have grown by 46% growth in the past eight months. Tourism Principal Secretary Joe Okudo attributes the growth to among other initiatives the Charter Incentives Program that he disclosed raised the number of chartered flight into the coast. “Between January and AugustRead More

Hospitality Industry a Leading Employer in Kenya

A grim picture has recently been presented in a survey by the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS); that of a whooping seven million Kenyans currently unemployed with only 1.4 million desperately looking for work. The dire times have resulted in the other 5.6 million giving up on job huntingRead More

Tourism is World’s Third-Largest Export Sector

The international tourism sector has seen uninterrupted growth in arrivals for eight straight years, with 2017’s growth being the highest since 2010; with a record performance of US$ 1.6 trillion. This represents an increase of 7%, according to the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). Additionally, tourism generated another US$ 240 billionRead More

Increased Investment in Security Soaring Kenya’s Tourism

Kenya’s tourism industry is increasingly driving exports and providing foreign exchange, earning the country tourism expenditures of about 1.2 billion US Dollars in 2017. This represented a 20% increase from approximately 989 million US Dollars in 2016, according to a hospitality report by Jumia Travel. This improving sector performance isRead More