Kenya to host World Under-18 Athletics Championships from 12-16 July

Published on : Sunday, July 9, 2017

KenyaThe Kenya Tourism Board is taking advantage from the World Under-18 Athletics Championships scheduled to take place from July 12-16 at Kasarani to showcase Kenya’s tourism products. At this event, Kenya will be hosting around 3,000 athletes from more than 130 countries. More than 300 journalists from local and international media will be attending the event.

The hospitality industry is set to gain fast business with hotels expected to record good bookings. Domestic tourism recorded a 14.6% growth last year with a total of 3.6 million bed nights being taken up by domestic travelers compared to 3.1 million in 2015. This growth can be attributed to aggressive marketing initiatives as well as improved infrastructure in main tourist destinations.

KTB Chief Executive Officer Dr. Betty Radier said that the championship presents a chance to showcase the best that the country has to offer for a global audience. During the event, KTB has organized media tours to key tourist attractions by the international media covering the championship as well as other international senior IAAF officials. Other activities include tour for shopping malls in the country where people will get to win sponsored tours to some of Kenya’s best tourism sites through raffles or competitions.

There are worth seeing tourist attractions within Nairobi including the only National park.


The Museum here aims to interpret Kenya’s rich heritage and offers a one stop for visitors to sample the country’s rich heritage both for education and leisure. At the museum, visitors are treated to a variety of shopping and dining facilities, as well as botanical gardens that offer a serene environment. At Bomas, different aspects of Kenyan culture are displayed including living styles, crafts, music and dancing.


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