Stakeholder engagement forum and dinner at Pride Inn Hotel in Mombasa
Tourism Fund, a key player in Kenya’s tourism industry, last evening hosted a stakeholder engagement forum and dinner at Pride Inn Hotel in Mombasa. This event brought together a diverse group of stakeholders, Including Tourism Associations notably ( Kenya Association of Hotel Keepers and Caterers- KAHC, The Pubs, Entertainment and Restaurants Association of Kenya-PERAK, Kenya Coast Tourism Association (KCTA), Tourism Protection Unit- TPU, County Government, Tourism Fund management and coast region staff, tour operators, hoteliers, conservationists, and travel enthusiasts, all with a shared interest in the growth and development of the county’s tourism sector. The choice of Mombasa as the event location was fitting, as it is a prominent coastal city known for its rich cultural heritage, stunning beaches, and vibrant hospitality industry. Pride Inn Hotel, set against the backdrop of the Indian Ocean, provided an ideal setting for a night of fruitful discussions and networking.
The stakeholder engagement forum offered a platform for open dialogue, where participants discussed the current state of the tourism industry, shared ideas, and explored opportunities for collaboration. The forum included an elegant dinner that featured a sumptuous buffet of Kenyan and international cuisine. It was a chance for attendees to unwind, enjoy delightful culinary offerings, and foster meaningful connections. The ambiance was elevated by live music and cultural performances, showcasing Kenya’s diverse heritage. One of the highlights of the evening was a speech by the Chairman, Board of trustees of Tourism Fund, who outlined the organization’s vision for sustainable tourism development and its commitment to supporting projects that would enhance Kenya’s tourism offerings. This was met with applause and enthusiasm from the audience, reaffirming the importance of collaboration between stakeholders.
In addition to the engaging discussions and delectable food, the event served as a reminder of the incredible potential of Kenya’s tourism industry. The county’s natural beauty, wildlife, and cultural richness make it a prime destination for travelers from all over the world. Tourism Fund’s stakeholder engagement forum and dinner at Pride Inn, Mombasa, was a testament to the industry’s resilience and determination to overcome challenges and flourish. It underscored the importance of working together to promote sustainable tourism and ensure Kenya remains a top destination on the global map. As the night concluded, participants left with a sense of optimism, ready to contribute to the continued growth and success of Kenya’s vibrant tourism sector.