Kenya’s tourism sector contributed a total of 120 billion shillings in revenues in 2017 according to the stats released by the Kenya Tourism Board.
The revenues collected in 2017 from the tourism sector were 20.3 percent higher than those collected in 2016.
In 2016, according to the board, a total of 99 billion shillings were collected in terms of revenues. The increase in revenues in 2017 comes despite the year being challenging due to unending electioneering period.
Domestic tourists increased to 4.05 million during the year. The government has been advocating for domestic tourism through urging hotels to reduce on charges on locals.
Bed nights increased by 15.9 percent during the year from 3.5 million in 2016. International arrivals increased by 9.8 percent during the year.