Kenya’s Tourism Sector Makes Sh47Billion in First Half of 2016, Projects Sh100 Billion by Year-end

1343723Kenya has reaped Sh47 billion in the first half of 2016 according to Tourism Cabinet Secretary, Najib Balala.

Speaking at the recently concluded State House summit on Tourism, Balala said tourism sector has significantly improved by 14 percent as compared to the same period in 2015.

He noted Kenya tourism sector is projecting to hit the Sh100 billion make by year-end.

Tourism CS cited the improved security in the country with arrivals at JKIA having grown by 13.3 percent and at Mombasa international airport by 13.8 percent during the period under review compared to the same period last year.

Balala also noted that Kenyans embracing domestic tourism saying it has increased by 56 percent as compared to last year.

He also highlighted conference tourism, innovation and tourism promotion as the key pillars aimed at accelerating the sector going forward.

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- Shmuel Yosef Agnon is a Senior Writer and Editor at the Strategic Intelligence Service. Specialize in writing intelligence reports, geopolitics, military intelligence and crime reports analysis. Agnon holds a Bachelor of Arts in mass media and journalism and a master's degree in international media relations from Winchester, University, England.

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