Kenya to host annual travel convention

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More than 200 professionals in the travel industry will meet in Kenya’s resort town of Naivasha to discuss changing and emerging trends in the sector, organizers said on Monday.

The 2019 Annual KATA Convention organized by the Kenya Association of Travel Agents (KATA) will be held on Sept. 27 and 28.

“Discussions at the convention will focus on how industry players are dealing with the new changes happening in the industry which include but are not limited to technological, economic and structural disruptions,” said KATA CEO Nicanor Sabula said in a statement.

He said that delegates will get a chance to engage top players in the travel industry and participate in conversations that will revolutionize the travel business.

The two-day event will bring together experts in the travel industry including Yossi Fatael, the vice president of the Universal Federation of Travel Agents Associations (UFTAA) who is also the CEO of the Israeli Incoming Tour Operators Association.

Also expected at the convention is the IATA Special Envoy on Aero-political affairs Raphael Kuuchi, President of the National Association of Nigerian Travel Agents (NANTA) Bernard Bankole and the Rwanda Association of Travel Agents (RATA) President Uwizeye Louise as well as local industry players, including government officials.

The forum comes at a time when the travel industry is keen on integrating the emerging technology trends in its trade, therefore, promoting growth.

“The forum will further offer a perfect networking platform for delegates,” Sabula said, noting that the two-day event will be capped by the KATA at 40 celebrations to commemorate the association’s 40 years of existence.

The KATA Convention is an annual forum that brings together travel professionals from the travel ecosystem which include travel agents, airlines, travel technology companies, regulators, financial institutions, insurance companies, training institutions among others to caucus on matters related to the industry and share knowledge and experiences. Enditem


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