The EAC is operational on a joint marketing board to box up the region as a single destination. Ms. Hon Kandie supported the application for the creation of the Official Development Assistance (ODA) program to aid member states in developing their tourism sector which would lead to wealth and job creation. She states that” Globally tourism sector has become a foundation for economic growth, source for foreign exchange, job and wealth creation as well as medium for human interaction”.
The outline for discussion included the UNWTO Forum on Talent, Development Tourism, Investing in Youth, Tourism and Sustainability, Tourism and Air Transport Development, Tourism and Competitiveness.
The list of participants include CS Kandie who is accompanied by Kenya’s ambassador to Spain Ambassador Bramwel Kisuya, Kenya Tourism Board MD Muriithi Ndegwa, Utalii College Principal Dr Kenneth Ombogi and Tourism Secretary Dr Anne Kinyua who are set to participate in several panel discussions. Kandie also invited the delegates at the Assembly for the upcoming Africa Travel Association congress from the 9th to 14th November, which is located to take place in Nairobi, Kenya.