COMMEMORATION OF WORLD TOURISM DAYtra_admin
COMMEMORATION OF WORLD TOURISM DAY CELEBRATIONS HELD IN DIANI KWALE COUNTY FROM 27 TO 29TH SEPTEMBER 2021
The World Tourism Day Celebrations were held from September 27th 2021 to 29th 2021 in Diani , Kwale County led by the Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife .
Every year, the 27th of September is earmarked by the world to celebrate, the World Tourism Day. The purpose of this day is to raise awareness on the role of tourism to the international community and the theme was ‘Tourism for Inclusive Growth.”
A team of four staff of the Authority participated and they included myself ,the Chief Communication Officer, Doreen Muthini and Ally Hemedi both Tourist Officers based in Mombasa and Mohammed Kingunge joined the Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife in the three -day event.
On the first day the team led by our Permanent Secretary ,Safina Kwekwe did a beach cleaning up exercise organized by a group known as the by the a Beach and Safety Management . In the afternoon participants enjoyed a beach volleyball tournament with SAGAs competing among themselves. The winners were awarded a trophy sponsored by Magical Kenya which was won by the Kenya National Convention Bureau.
On the second day of the event at held at Tiwi Beach , there was a stakeholder engagement where the Ps Safina Kwekwe invited representatives of each SAGA to take the public through their mandates and service charters . The meeting also discussed the challenges facing the industry during the Covid Season key among them lack of visitors which has impacted negatively on the industry and led to closure of several hotels and stakeholders also expressed concern over their inability to access the Economic Stimulus packages for the sector .
The CCO in her remarks took the stakeholders through the Service Charter and our complaints handling mechanism including our email firstname.lastname@example.org
On the last day, the team was involved in a a tree planting exercise at Kinondo Kaya. It was also attended by Director Michael Ole Tialal .
Other SAGAs present included Kenya Wildlife Service, Kenya Tourism Board, Kenyatta International Convention Centre, Tourism Promotion Services.
The event was highly published Switch TV and K24 and on all local media present.
We also got an opportunity to brand the venues with our teardrops and banners and had a photo opportunity with the Chief Guest our PS Safina Kwekwe.
Chief Communications Officer