January 10, 2020 / 5:42 AM / 17 days ago

Kenya's tourism earnings rise 3.9% in 2019

NAIROBI, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Kenya’s earnings from tourism rose 3.9% last year to 163.56 billion shillings ($1.61 billion), thanks to a slight increase in the number of visitors, its tourism minister said on Friday.

The East African nation, which relies on tourism as a major source of foreign exchange and jobs, had 2.05 million tourists last year, an increase of 1%. ($1 = 101.5000 Kenyan shillings) (Reporting by George Obulutsa Editing by Duncan Miriri)

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