Kenya loses $751m in tourism revenue due to coronavirus

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    Tourists have kept away as Kenya shut its borders due to the coronavirus pandemic [Paula Bronstein/Getty]

    Kenya has lost 80 billion shillings ($751.88m) so far in revenue from its tourism sector, about half of last year’s total, due to the coronavirus crisis, its tourism minister said on Monday. 

    Tourism is Kenya’s second-largest foreign exchange earner after Diaspora remittances, grossing over 164 billion shillings in 2019 (about $1.54bn), drawing in 2.05 million visitors.

    Source: Aljazeera

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