The Cabinet Secretary, Hon. Peninah Malonza, has today morning released Kenya’s tourism sector performance report 2022, at the Fairmont Norfolk Hotel, Nairobi. She was joined by PS Tourism, John Ololtuaa, the parliamentary committee for tourism & wildlife led by the chairperson, Hon. Kareke Mbiuki, CEOs of the different sagas in the Ministry, CEOs from the tourism private sector fraternity, and other officials.
In 2022, Kenya international tourist arrivals were 1,483,752 which represents 70.45% increase as compared to 2021 arrivals of 870,465. The inbound receipts grew up to Kshs. 268.09 billion compared to Kshs. 146.51 billion in 2021 which is a growth of 83%.
The nearly 1.5 million visitors arrived in Kenya for different purposes, with visitors on holiday leading at 36.6% followed by those visiting friends and family at 27.8% of the total. Visitors on business and MICE took third position with 27.2% of the total visitation.
Flight landings in Kenya’s airports increased by 38% to 62,000 in 2022 which was only 13% shy of the pre-Covid-19 performance. JKIA registered a flight landings growth of 44%, MIA registered growth of 33%, and Kisumu International Airport by 31%.