|Kenya has recorded a 40.8% growth in tourism numbers with 663,036 visitors in the period (January-October, 2021) compared to same period last year of 470,971 arrivals . The US market recorded the highest arrivals into Kenya with 108,072 visitors contributing 16.3% of the total arrivals, Uganda was 2nd with 59,979 (9.0%), and Tanzania third with 58,946 (8.9%).
From Europe, the UK market in the 4th position led with 34,121 (5.1). Others in the order of arrivals were; India with 31,644 (4.8%), and China with 27,494 (4.1%).
In terms of the purpose of entry, Holiday is leading with 34.1% of the arrivals at 226,168, VFR at 194,342 (29.3%), Business and MICE at 178,779 (27.0%), On Transit at 32,879, and Others at 30,868 (4.75).
For more information: https://magicalkenya.com/destination-updates/#visitor-increase
|Kenya has won top honors at India’s Best Awards 2021 in the category of best adventure destination among International Destinations.
This follows an online voting by Travel + Leisure readers of Kenya as one of the best in the travel industry.
Further, the Marketing Society of Kenya has voted Kenya’s tourism marketing agency, Kenya Tourism Board (KTB), the Overall Winner for the Brand PR Campaign of the Year. The award was based on the activation of the World Rally Championship held in June 2021.
|Olergesailie village bagged the Best Tourism Village Award from the United Nations World Tourism Organization.
The UNWTO’s pilot initiative recognized 44 villages from 32 countries that stood out for their natural and cultural resources as well as for their innovative and transformative actions and commitment to tourism development in line with the sustainable development goals or SDG.
The village is located inside Olergesaille conservancy, home to pre-historic site.
For more information visit: Olorgesailie – Best Tourism Villages (unwto.org)