As a key source market, Kenya is banking on India to enhance its international tourism numbers during the year 2021.
Official statistics from the Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife indicate that Kenya registered a total of 1,22,649 travellers from the Indian market in 2019. In 2020, statistics for the period between January to October, the total number of tourist arrivals into Kenya from India was 25,251.
The decline is attributed to the travel restrictions imposed by both Kenya and India as part of the measures to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
As travel picks up in 2021, Kenya sees the Indian market as key to the revival of tourism going forward. According to the Dr. Betty Radier, CEO of Kenya Tourism Board (KTB), said: “Kenya is blessed with many tourism offerings that excite travellers from across the globe. The Indian market is one that has continued to uptake our tourism offerings for many years. Kenya and India continue to have cordial relations especially because both countries are bound by both history and culture. It is certainly not by mistake that India has been one of our key source markets.”
Kenya is known for its remarkably picturesque tourist attractions and unparalleled safari experiences; with national parks and game reserves, making the country a premier destination for wildlife and adventure seekers.
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