Kenya sees tourism arrivals at 1
Major source markets have recovered economically
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NAIROBI, July 5 (Reuters) Tourists visiting Kenya are expected to reach 1.9 million this year following a recovery by economies in Europe, cheap canada goose uk the country main source market, but canadagoosetomall piracy is still a concern, the Tourism canada goose uk outlet Minister said on Tuesday.
Best known for its world famous game parks and white sandy canada goose uk shop coastline, Kenya attracted 1.1 million tourists in canada goose clearance sale 2010, earning a record 74 billion shilling ($834.2 million), making it canada goose black friday sale one of the country leading sources of foreign exchange.
think we canada goose coats will clock 1.8 1.9 million. total arrivals, Najib Balala, the tourism minister told Reuters.
traditional markets are recovering economically this year. Last year Canada Goose online some had not fully recovered.
Traditional markets for east Africa buy canada goose jacket largest economy Britain, Italy, the United States, Germany and France canada goose coats on sale fell canada goose in 2010 due to lingering effects of the global financial crisis, but things are looking up, Balala said.
In Canada Goose Parka the first quarter of this year, the traditional markets contributed the most arrivals by air and sea, boosting the sector to increase by 16 percent to 390,148.
The uk canada goose euro zone crisis, primarily precipitated by Greece, canadian goose jacket is unlikely to affect tourism because it had affected countries such as uk canada goose outlet Portugal and Spain that are an insignificant market for Kenya, Balala said.
Piracy off the coast of Somalia, a canada goose uk black friday chaotic Horn of Africa nation, is eating into the country tourism arrivals, but is not expected to taint the sector projections, he said.
situation (piracy) is bad.. and that is affecting us badly. We used to have 12 canada goose clearance to 15 cruise liners coming into Mombasa, now hardly canada goose store one, said Balala.
Cruise arrivals cheap Canada Goose tumbled to 558 last year, from 12,096 in 2009 due to the rising hijackings in the Indian Ocean.
Somali pirates have been preying on ships sailing in the waters off the lawless horn of Africa country and in the Gulf of Aden, raking in millions of dollars and driving up shipping costs. ambassador to Kenya, Jonathan Scott Gration, said Somalia and piracy were high on his agenda.
(Somalia) is an area that is a high priority for canada goose to mall me and I will work on it in an comprehensive and integrated way to include the piracy issue, said Gration.
Delta Air Lines Inc the No. 2 air carrier in the United States was expected to launch direct flights to Kenya, but shelved the plans to an unknown date due Canada Goose Online to perceived insecurity emanating from anarchic Somalia, Balala said.
Neither Balala nor Gration could give a time frame when Delta would start direct flights Canada Goose Jackets to Kenya.
Balala said Kenya Canada Goose sale has doubled the amount buy canada goose jacket cheap it spends to attract tourists from the United States to $1 million in a Canada Goose Outlet bid to increase visitors from Canada Goose Coats On Sale that country.