NAIROBI (Xinhua) --
The number of tourists who visited Kenya through
its two main airports rose 7.5 percent in the first nine months
of 2018, compared to the same period in the previous year, with
the sector reaping from political stability.
African nation received 776,376 tourists through its two main
airports namely Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi
and Moi International Airport in Mombasa between January and
September, data from the Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) showed on
Of the two airports, Jomo Kenyatta airport recorded the bulk
of the tourists but arrivals at the Moi airport surged by 40
percent to stand at 93,930.
Kenya's tourist arrivals are projected to grow at a
double-digit rate in 2018 due to the country's political
In 2017, Kenya held a divisive general election.