June, 2014

The Association’s annual Symposium and General meeting was held on 26th-28th June 2014 at the Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort under the theme “Tourism Recovery:The way foreward”. This was followed with the Charity Golf Tournament at Nyali Golf Club on 28th June.

The event would not have been a success without the presence of the guest speakers, here below, who gave valid insights that would guide the industry towards the achievement of this year’s theme.

-     Mr. Muriithi Ndegwa, MD, KTB who gave the Cabinet Secretary’s speech and also spoke about the recovery efforts by KTB through the Tourism Management Recovery Plan.

-       Hon. Joab Tumbo- County Executive Tourism, Mombasa.

-       Hon. Alphonce Tokali– County Executive Tourism, Kilifi.

-       Tonny Clegg Butt- Chairman, Organising Committee, Skål World Congress 2015 and KTF Recovery Committee- Skal World Congress 2015 and KTF recovery efforts.

-       Charles Mutua –National Counterterrorism Centre-Counter terrorism in Kenya.

-       Dr. Wale Akinyemi-Power Talks Consultants- Business Unusual: Redefining status quo through innovation.

-       Evans Nyaga-UAP – Demistifying the NSSF Act.

-       Marianne Ndegwa  Jordan, MD, Tourism Finance Corporation- Failing to plan is planning to fail.

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

-       Tourism Fund

-       Safaricom Limited

-       Equity Bank

-       UAP

-       Tourism Finance Corporation

-       Kenya Power

-       Dasani

-       KTB

-       International Hotel & Tourism Institute

-       Kenya Utalii College

-       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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