Kenya government to tighten noose around unlicensed tour operators

Published on : Monday, October 24, 2016

Kenya encouragesThe Kenya government has decided to tighten the noose around unscrupulous and unlicensed tour operators.

 

Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) Acting Chief Executive Officer Jacinta Nzioka said the government will rein in these tour operators who are unfairly competing against genuine businesses in the tourism sector.

 

The board will engage with the relevant government agencies and regulatory bodies in the sector to stamp out this menace, she said in a speech read out on her behalf by KTB Domestic Assistant Regional Marketing Manager Alphose Munguti during a one-day training workshop for domestic tourism sales agents in Diani, near Mombasa, over the weekend.

 

The training is aimed at familiarising the agents on the tourism potential in domestic markets of Kisumu, Nakuru and Meru before the launch of phase two in other regions.

 

The KTB has launched a one-month long training programme for domestic tourism sales agents across the country with more than 500 operators benefiting in Kilifi, Mombasa and Kwale counties.

 

Other government agencies, including the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS), Kenya Utalii College, the Tourism Fund, Tourism Regulatory Authority and National Museums of Kenya are supporting the training.

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