INBOUND AND OUTBOUND TOURISM EXPENDITURE SURVEYS 2015/2016 – 2ND PHASE
Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) initiated the process of implementing Tourism Satellite Account (TSA) a task that calls for concerted efforts by all producers and users of the tourism statistics in Kenya.
Inbound/Outbound Tourism Expenditure survey will quantify inbound and outbound tourism which involves measuring the volume and expenditure patterns of tourists.
So far, KNBS in conjunction with the Ministry of Tourism, Department of Immigration Services, Central Bank of Kenya and Kenya Tourism Board have conducted a number of Inbound and Outbound Tourism Expenditure Surveys to collect data towards development of the TSA. The last of such a survey was undertaken in December, 2015 for the high season (Phase 1). The low season (Phase 2) has been planned to be conducted in selected border stations for a period of 15 days between 30th May and 20th June, 2016.
Data will be collected by research assistants at the eight selected border stations, namely (Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Moi International Airport, Lunga Lunga, Namanga, Busia, Malaba, Taveta and Isebania).
A survey team comprising of research assistants and supervisors will be interviewing tourists who will be departing (non-Kenyan residents) and those arriving (Kenyan residents), and recording information on questionnaires.
The survey is designed to achieve the following outputs at the end of the exercise;
• Form part of an integrated approach in developing and formulating a Tourism Satellite Account (TSA) for Kenya
• Determine the expenses incurred and activities Inbound and Outbound visitors participate in, the transport and accommodation types used and places visited
• Provide demographic information about Inbound and Outbound visitors and their reasons for travelling.