"Kenyans top Valentine’s spenders"

Kenyans are increasingly going beyond traditional gifts to spend wads of cash on romantic experiences in an effort to make their partners happy.

According to this year’s Mastercard Annual Love Index released Thursday, the number of people who go on rendezvous in hotels has risen by 65 percent between 2017 and 2019, against a 22 percent global increase.

Kenyans also spent 37 percent more than they did in 2017 on booking flights and trips, travelling with their partners to celebrate this special time of the year, to ensure that lovers have “two hearts that beat as one.”

The Index, a study of transactions ahead of Valentine’s Day (February 11-14 of the three years) identifies spending habits and trends during this period by analysing credit, debit and prepaid card transactions from 53 countries around the world.

Read more at Business Daily (Faustine Ngila)

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