Tourism sector got a boost after arrival of a cruise ship, MS Silver Cloud, at the port of Mombasa yesterday morning. The ship from Seychelles arrived in Mombasa with 438 people on board, 216 tourists and 222 crew members.
Kenya Tourism Board said they expect more ships to arrive at the Mombasa port all through til early next year. K.T.B Assistance manage corporate communication Kimutai Ngeno said the sector has recorded an increase of tourists coming by ships this year compared to the previous years.
He said the arrival of the cruise ships is sign of confidence for the destination owing to improved security in the Indian Ocean. Last year, the country attracted more than 3,000 cruise tourists, compared with 900 in 2014.