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International Arrivals at Moi International Airport Grow by 46% - Adventure 254
International tourist arrivals into Moi International Airport, Mombasa have grown by 46% growth in the past eight months. Tourism Principal Secretary Joe Okudo attributes the growth to among other initiatives the Charter Incentives Program that he disclosed raised the number of chartered flight into the coast. “Between January and August this year, Moi International Airport (MIA) recorded arrivals of 84,286 visitors up from 57,588 recorded in the same period last year. This indicates a growth of 46%.” says the PS. He spoke in Mombasa on Saturday while receiving visitors from TUI Belgium charter that brought in 150 tourists into Mombasa for a one-week tour of the Kenyan coast. The weekly flight is also going to significantly increase the number of tourists from Belgium. The market last year recorded a 61% growth with 10,170 visitors up from 6,320 arrivals in 2016. Belgium is ranked at number 10 in contribution of arrivals from the European market. Overall, the market share is at 0.9% of the total arrivals in both Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) and MIA. “We are keen on attracting more visitors from the market with ease of access through the connection to Kenya from Brussels via Netherlands (via Schipol), SWISS [...]