Kenya Tourism Board has announced that 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.
It was also stated that 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%).