Kenya experiences arrivals boom from Nordics

Arrivals from Sweden and Denmark increased by more than 20% in 2010

Almost 1.1 million international tourists visited Kenya in 2010, an increase of more than 15% compared to the previous year. Figures just released by the country’s tourism ministry show that the ambitious target of 1.2 million tourists was not met, but arrivals surpassed the pre-global economic crisis performance in 2007 and 2010 now becomes the best year in Kenya’s tourism history in relation to international arrivals.
The Nordic countries had an excellent comparison for 2010 on 2009: Sweden 13 141 arrivals, up 22.4%; Denmark 10 305, up 20.2%; Norway 8 879, up 10.9%; Finland 3 984, up 8.4%. The highest source market by air and sea was the United Kingdom at 174 051 tourists, followed by the United States (107 842), Italy (87 694), Germany (63 011) and France (50 039). The tourism sector earned the equivalent of €618 million, an increase of 18% compared to 2009.
East African Business Week


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