#Kenya Tourism publishes key 2022 data


(Posted 29th December 2022)



Destination Updates – December 2022
January – November 2022 Tourism Performance
The total number of arrivals in Kenya during the January – November 2022 period was 1,321,887, which is an increase of 74.5% from the same period last year. The destination has attained 70.2% recovery of the performance for the year 2019 which stood at 1.97 million arrivals.

Leisure was the most popular reason for coming to Kenya during this period, with 39.6% of arrivals being for holiday purposes. Visiting Friends and Relatives (VFR) arrivals contributed 26% of the total, with 344, 256 passengers arriving. Business and MICE arrivals accounted for 26.1% of the total, with 345,123 passengers arriving. On-transit passengers also made up a significant portion of arrivals during this period, with 67,087 passengers arriving.

The top five markets for arrivals in Kenya during this period were the United States; 190,187 (14.4%), Uganda; 132,942 (10.1%), the United Kingdom; 117,691 (8.9%), Tanzania; 110,603 (8.4%) and India; 74,020 (5.6%).

January – November 2022 performance
Market Intelligence Report

Euronews has collaborated with key travel industry players to map out travel and tourism pathways for 2023. The report, co-authored by travel experts and journalists, identifies eight industry trends that will shape the industry beginning in 2023, including virtually enhanced destinations, eco-friendly travel, and nature-inspired vacations.

The Travel Trend report, created in collaboration with partner organizations such as Expedia Group Media Solutions, the European Travel Commission, and the United Nations World Tourism Organization, combines detailed case studies and comprehensive partner insights

Euronews Travel Trend Report
What’s New


On 15th December 2022, Kenya Airways (KQ) announced the launch of non-stop flights from the Kenyan coastal city of Mombasa to Dubai. KQ will operate a Boeing 737-800 four times a week connecting passengers directly to UAE.


Magical Kenya




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