NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 24 – The Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) expects a major boost in Kenya’s tourism sector ahead of Britain’s King Charles III and Queen Camilla’s visit to Kenya.
KTB, in a statement, said that the impending visit will create a buzz for the country, attracting attention from tourists and investors in the UK and beyond.
“This visit will undoubtedly increase the number of UK tourists coming to Kenya and will allow us to show the best of Kenya to people in the Commonwealth and around the world,” said KTB acting CEO John Chirchir.
The UK royalties will, among other places, visit the coastal city of Mombasa, a move that will boost the area’s economy that is reliant on tourism.
“At the coast we are delighted to be hosting Their Majesties, it is a fantastic opportunity to show what the Coast has to offer, from marine conservations to luxury hotels, the region’s largest port to unparalleled sandy beaches and demonstrates the importance of coastal tourism to the broader sector,” said Kenya Coast Tourism Association (KCTA) chairperson Victor Shitakha.
According to KTB, Kenya received 101,167 visitors from the UK this year, up from 83,126 arrivals in the same period last year, an increase of 21.7 percent.
The British High Commission in Nairobi said the King and Queen will visit Kenya from October 31 to November 3, 2023.