(Ecofin Agency) - Kenya plans to attract about 2.5 million tourist arrivals per year by 2022, Najib Balala, cabinet secretary for tourism, indicated.
According to the official’s statement relayed by Business Daily Africa, this should be due to an improvement of the tourist sector that resulted in increased tourist arrival and revenues.
In a country where the travel and tourism industry already makes 15.3% of total exports and 8.9% of the jobs created, according to the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), the government wishes to boost investments in the sector to increase its contribution to GDP.
Let’s note that the new tourist arrivals expected are up by 72% compared to the 1.45 million registered in Kenya in 2017.
According to WTTC figures, the sector should register a 6% rise annually in the next ten years.
Moutiou Adjibi Nourou