The annual Kenya Association of Hotel Keepers and Caterers (KAHC) Symposium was held last week the at Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa,Mombasa under the theme ‘Capacity Building for Sustainable Tourism’.
The event that brought together stakeholders from the hotel and tourism industry mainly focussed on seeking ways to maintain Kenya’s competitiveness as a preferred tourism destination.
Speaking while opening the symposium Tourism and Wildlife Cabinet Secretary, Hon. Najib Balala described the recently launched Tourism Blueprint 2030 as a game changer and called for cooperation among tourism stakeholders to realize the potential of the sector. “We need to enhance the capacity of our human resource in the tourism industry so as to provide our destination with the competitive edge in service delivery,” he added.
The National Tourism Blueprint 2030 is anchored on product development, marketing, tourism investment promotion and infrastructure. The master plan also aims at increasing the number of both international and local tourists to 30.4 million and expand the number of direct jobs in the tourism sector to 561,800 by the year 2030.
KATA was represented at the symposium by its CEO, Mr. Nicanor Sabula.Back to news articles