NAIROBI (Xinhua) --
Kenya’s tourist marketers said Friday
they expect the number of tourists visiting Kenya from
the United States to grow as Kenya Airways prepares to
launch direct flights to New York in October.
Tourism Board also termed the national carrier’s direct
flight to the U.S. as a welcome development as it is
expected to accelerate growth of the tourism industry by
contributing to increased tourist arrivals.
Airways said on Thursday it will launch a non-stop
flight from Nairobi to New York and has already started
selling tickets for the inaugural flight which is
scheduled for Oct. 28.
will operate its state of the art Boeing 787 Dreamliner
with a capacity of 234 passengers.
The U.S. is
currently Kenya’s top tourism source market, commanding
a market share of 12.2 percent of total arrivals to
Kenya as of October 2017.