Mombasa plays host to top tourism congress
18 November 2013, 11:39
Mombasa - Tourism Executive secretary, Anthony Njaramba,
welcomed the selection of the country to host the next World Tourism Congress.
The sentiment follows the country winning the rights to
host the event by a two-thirds majority.
Kenya won against competitive bids from Italy, Turkey,
Norway, Argentina and Brazil to host the five-day event in two years.
“Note that 2015 is a year many tourism lovers will want
to visit Mombasa.
If you miss out, it will be a great loss to you,”
Njaramba said at a press conference organised to celebrate the winning bid.
Skal International, the world’s largest travel and
tourism organization with more than 17 000 senior travel and tourism
executives, pushed Kenya’s bid.
The World Congress held in New York voted overwhelmingly
to stand with Kenya despite backdrop of the terrorism attack at the Westgate
shopping mall in Nairobi recently.
The organizing chair of the Kenyan bid, Tony Clegg-Butt,
noted that terrorism was not a Kenyan problem but a global one.
Next year’s World Congress will take place in Mexico.