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Overview

The well-established tourism sector in Kenya contributed KES403.7bn to the economy in 2011. According to the World Travel and Tourism Council it provided 778,500 jobs (11.9% of total employment).  The country was placed 54th in the world (out of 181 countries) in respect to its relative contribution to the nation’s economy, with a 13.7% share of GDP, just below the world average of 14% (WTTC 2011).  The industry is the country’s largest source of foreign exchange.  In 2010 the country saw 1,470,000 visitors.  Europeans maintain their traditional position as the most numerous visitors to Kenya, making up around 60% of total arrivals in 2011.  Africa is second with around 23%, followed by the Americas (9%) and Asia (9%).  The United Kingdom is the largest country source market, followed by Germany, the USA and Italy.  However, markets in the east are emerging, including China, Japan and India, alongside the emerging domestic market which has become an important contributor to the industry.  In 2011 visitor exports generated KES171.1bn, constituting 18.6% of total exports.  There are several public and private sector associations that bring together the Kenyan tourism industry, including the Kenya Association of Tour Operators, Kenya Association of Travel Agents, the Eco-tourism Society of Kenya and the Kenya Association of Hotelkeepers and Caterers.  The state corporation Kenya Tourist Board promotes tourism internationally.  In 2010 it was recognised as the ‘Best National Tourism Board in Middle East, Africa and Indian Ocean’ at the ‘Emirates Holidays World’ awards.  In October 2011 the Board hosted the Magical Kenya Travel Expo in Nairobi, bringing together over 170 travel agents and trade media from Kenya’s source markets worldwide, enabling local operators to develop their marketing.

Tourism and Travel organisations in Kenya
Abercrombie & Kent
Aberdare Safari Hotels Ltd
Alliance Hotels Ltd, Nairobi
Block Hotels
Bush Homes of East Africa Ltd
Cheli & Peacock
Conservation Corporation of Africa
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Eco Resorts of Kenya
Express Kenya Hotels Ltd
Gametrackers (K) Ltd
Governors Camp
Hemingways Resort
Heritage Hotels
Hilton Kenya Ltd
Holiday Resorts Ltd
Hotel & Restaurants Authority
Intercontinental Hotels
Kenya Airways
Kenya Association of Hotelkeepers and Caterers, The - Mombasa Branch
Kenya Comfort Hotel & Suites
Kenya Safari Lodges & Hotels
Kenya Tourism Development Corporation
Kenya Tourism Federation
Kenya Tourist Board
Kenya Wildlife Service
Kikuyu Lodge Hotel - Safaris and Tours
Lake Nakuru Lodges
Langata Link - Home from Home
Leisure Lodges Ltd
Lenana Conference Centre
Lonrho Hotels Kenya Ltd
Mada Hotels
Mellifera Collection, The
Merica Hotel
Nairobi Safari Club
Nairobi Serena Hotel
Natural World Mombasa Safaris
Neptune Group of Hotels
Norfolk Hotel Nairobi
Ol Tukai Lodge
Platinum Car Hire & Tours Ltd 
Protea Hotels
Reef Hotels Ltd
Romantic Hotels Ltd
SafariLink
Sai Rock Beach Hotel & Spa
Sai Rock Beach Hotel & Spa
Sankara Nairobi
Sarova Panafric, Nairobi
Sarova Stanley, Nairobi
Tourism Promotion Services Ltd
Travel Scene Services Ltd
Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa, Mombasa