06 Jun 2023

Kenya's tourist arrivals at two major airports up nearly 50 pct in Q1

NAIROBI, June 5 (Xinhua) -- Tourist arrivals in Kenya through its two major international airports surged 49.9 percent in the first quarter of 2023 as the country continued to record a resurgence in tourism activities, according to new economic data released Monday.

The East African nation received 337,825 tourists through Jomo Kenyatta airport in the national capital of Nairobi and Moi airport in Mombasa, a coastal city, up from 225,321 during a similar period in 2022, the Central Bank of Kenya said in its report.

Most of the tourists, 292,979, arrived through the Jomo Kenyatta airport while the rest through Moi airport.

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Source: Xinhua