Netizen 24 KEN: Africa records upsurge in international tourist arrivals

Africa records upsurge in international tourist arrivals International tourist arrivals in Africa grew by more than 2 million vis...

Africa records upsurge in international tourist arrivals

Tourist arrivals

International tourist arrivals in Africa grew by more than 2 million visitors driven by strong growth in key markets of Kenya, South Africa and Mauritius.

Market research firm Euro-monitor says domestic air travel grew highest in Kenya rising by 22 percent.

Kenya’s main international airports in Nairobi and Kisumu have been undergoing major expansion in a bid to drive traffic which is project to grow to 20 million passengers by the year 2025.

In the last three years, the government has commissioned two new terminals at JKIA which have brought the airports overall capacity to 7.5 million passengers a year.

These investments appear to be paying off according to the latest data. Research firm Euro-monitor says lon g-haul international flights to Kenya grew by 8%, making Nairobi the only major African city where domestic air travel is outpacing international traffic.

Domestic air travel recorded 22% growth in 2017, beating its closest competitors Tunis and Addis Ababa, which expanded 14% and 9% respectively.

Also Read South Africa considering $1 billion bailout for national carrier SAA

The report says domestic air travel has been facilitated by a number of factors; key among them the improvement of key airports.

The growth is also attributed to rising income and lower air fares due to stiff competition. Nairobi also saw high numbers of African travelers last year where it led other African cities with a 15 percent growth.

The Euro-monitor report predicts that growth in international arrivals to Sub-Saharan Africa will reach 25 billion trips by 2022.

Arrivals to Africa are expected to see continued growth driven by increased interest from overseas visitors due to competitive rates.

Aggressive brand marketing campaigns and the introduction of new and increased direct air connectivity to and from major overseas markets is also expected to boost inbound arrivals to the region.

No record found.Source: Google News

COMMENTS

Nama

Accessory,1,Apartment,1,Application,1,Automotive,3,Bank,1,Beauty,2,Board,1,Breakfast,2,Budget Living,1,Building,1,Business,2,Car Accessory,2,Car part,1,Car Shop,1,Celebrity,4,Cloth accessory,1,Cooking,1,Cover,2,Deals,1,Design,3,Digital Life,1,Dinner,1,Dish Review,2,DIY Projects,3,Economy,2,Education,2,Engine,1,Entertainment,1,Expert Advices,2,Fashion,2,Financial,1,Food,3,Football,1,Games,1,Gossip,1,Heath,1,Hotels,1,House,2,Individual,1,Inspiration,2,Latin,1,Lifestyle,6,Live Show,1,Love,1,Lunch,2,Model,1,Music,2,Nutrition,1,Olympic,1,Politics,1,Pop Shop,1,Rock,1,Sports,1,Startup,1,Stock,1,Tech Review,1,Tech Tips,1,Technology,2,Tennis,1,Tone Set,1,Travel,1,Trip Ideas,1,Vogue,1,Weather,1,Wedding,1,World,3,
ltr
item
Netizen 24 Kenya: Netizen 24 KEN: Africa records upsurge in international tourist arrivals
Netizen 24 KEN: Africa records upsurge in international tourist arrivals
http://www.kbc.co.ke/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/KENYA-TOURISTS-696x392.jpg
Netizen 24 Kenya
http://www.kenya.netizen24.com/2017/09/netizen-24-ken-africa-records-upsurge.html
http://www.kenya.netizen24.com/
http://www.kenya.netizen24.com/
http://www.kenya.netizen24.com/2017/09/netizen-24-ken-africa-records-upsurge.html
true
1746087774541986120
UTF-8
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Readmore Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS CONTENT IS PREMIUM Please share to unlock Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy