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By Sylvia Obeda Hundreds of unsuspecting students and parents are unaware of bogus training colleges offering fake diploma courses including those in hospitality industry. Reacting to the developments, Kenya Association of Hotelkeepers and Caterers (Kahc) Coast branch Executive officer ,Mr…
By The Coast Newspaper Correspondent Government has already formed a ten-member task force to look into the possibilities of establishing a Convention Bureau in the country. The Convention Bureau, according to the Tourism Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala, will market the…
The Hospitality and Tourism Stakeholders in Mombasa are upbeat that hotel and tourism sector in the county and Coast region in general may soon pick up due to improved security measures currently being implemented by the Government to tame insecurity…
Mombasa Serena Beach Resort & Spa is in a celebratory mood after winning two awards of excellence. According to Hotel’s General Manager, Mr Tuva Mwahunga , Mombasa Serena has outdone itself and scooped not one, but two internationally acclaimed awards.…
The Lamu tourism industry is expected to receive a boost this season after more than 100 tourist agents from key tourism hubs landed in the county over the weekend to assess the security situation with view to market Lamu tourism…
South Coast Association of Local Tour Operators (SALTO) has remarkably suffered a great loss after several bookings were cancelled at the last minute due to the rise in political temperatures in the country. SALTO treasurer Willis Odeche says the sector…
Am ambitious plan by the Tourism Fund (TF) to raise sh 2.8 billion from imposed levy on tourism establishments is beginning to take shape. TF in a statement said it was roping in all the 47 counties while it seeks…

Ugandan, Boniface Byamukama was elected new president of the East African Tourism Platform (EATP) during EATP annual general meeting held over the weekend at the Lake Elemeteita Serena Luxury tented camp.

EATP is the regional tourism private sector apex body to which all East African Community member states belong. Representatives from across the region attended the AGM.

Byamukama serves as President of the Uganda Tourism Association, Uganda's national tourism apex body under which all key subsector associations are united to speak with one voice.

Launched nearly five years ago, the EATP has accomplished major advances such as the common East African tourist visa, to which at present Uganda, Rwanda, and Kenya subscribe.

The organization has also been the major driving factor in the introduction of visa-free travel for expatriates among these three countries.

In addition, the EATP has lobbied for the lifting of restrictions in air transport between the EAC member states and helped to successfully launch a common tourism trade fair promotional presence of EAC members.

EATP's coordinator is Carmen Nibigira who is a former Director General of the Burundian national tourism office.

(Story written by Slyvia Obeda and Edited by Charles Ogallo)



Tourism Cabinet Secretary Mr Najib Balala has underscored the need for promoting diverse tourist attractions that abound in plenty at county levels. The CS said he will be meeting with respective county governors with a view to identifying and mapping…
The newly formed Council of County Tourism Ministers for Coast region will agitate for the lifting of all travel advisories imposed by overseas market nations. In an interview, Council chairman, Mr Alexander Kubo Mwangeka said since tourism was the main…
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