June, 2013

The association’s annual symposium and general meeting was held on 27th-29th June 2013 at the Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort under the theme “Tourism Growth: The next decade”. The symposium had an impressive record attendance from the membership and external stakeholders.This was followed with a Charity golf tournament at Vipingo Ridge Golf course on 30th June.

Chief guests and speakers in attendance included;

- Cabinet Secretary for East Africa, Commerce and Tourism- Phyllis Kandie

- Cabinet Secretary for Interior and Coordination of Government Joseph Ole Lenku

- Mombasa County Cabinet secretary for Tourism, Anthony Njaramba

- Chairman Vision 2030 and Equity Bank Chief Executive Officer, Dr. James Mwangi

- Chief Executive Officer of the Tourism Fund, Mr. Allan Chenane

- Condor Airlines Manager of International relations, Ms. Ilona Germes

- Mr. Gillian Townson from Les Roches

- STR Global director for Middle East and Africa, Mr. Phillip Wooller

- Dr. Wale Akinyemi of PowerTalks

- Chief Executive Officer of Retirement Benefits Authority, Dr. Edward Odundo

The symposium would not have been a success without our sponsors who included;

- Catering, Tourism & Development Levy Trustees

- Safaricom Limited

- Equity Bank

- Kenya Tourism Development Corporation

- PayGate East Africa

- Retirement Benefits Authority

- Hot Point Appliances

- New Vision Group

- International Hotel & Tourism Institute

- Kenya Utalii College

- Kenya Wildlife Service

- East Africa Breweries Ltd.

Appreciation goes to our members in North coast who offered accommodation for the delegates attending the symposium. We also thank our partners, tour operators who offered transport logistics for airport and hotel transfers.

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