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Kenyan Tourism Increases with the Arrival of Cruise-Ship TouristsBy AA Safaris and Tours
Kenya’s tourism industry is looking forward to great news following the arrival of a cruise ship in Mombasa having over 1,000 tourists including its crewon Safari in Kenya.
On Saturday early morning, the MS Seven Seas Voyager operated by Regent Seven Seas Cruises, finally docked at the Mombasa-Port with 688 passengers plus 451 crew members.
Last year on 9th December, a luxury cruise-ship reached Mombasa having 1,099 people on board including the crew plus tourists. However, this month they expect another cruise ship and then another in February. In 2015, Kenya received over 3,000 cruise-tourists an overwhelming number compared to 2014 when it received just 900 cruise-tourists. Najib Balala the Tourism Cabinet Secretary, together with Fatuma Hirsi the Tourism Principal Secretary welcomed these tourists at the port.
The Cabinet Secretary said that the arrival of this cruise-ship just after entering into the New Year was a significant boost to Kenya's tourism Industry. He went on to express self-confidence that the industry will greatly improve this 2016 even much better than the previous year because of the serenity within the country today. Would improve this year compared to last year due to the calm enjoyed in the country.
With the lifting of travel advisories by the governments of France, USA and the UK, Kenya is expected to receive even more tourists.
The Kenya Tourism Board was allocated 2 billion Kenyan Shillings for marketing traditional plus emerging markets across the country in a bid to attract more international tourists.
Among the tourists who arrived on Saturday are from France, Brazil, USA, New Zealand, UK, Germany, Spain, Australia, Ireland, South Africa, Switzerland, Canada and Sweden.