Nairobi 13th February 2021.
After a few months’ hiatus owing to the global COVID-19 pandemic in the Tourism sector, Nairobi City County’s Tourism department this week met Tourism stakeholders at a breakfast meeting held to discuss strategies aimed at reviving the Tourism sector.
Said Mude Ibrahim, County Chief Officer, Trade and Tourism, “Some of the strategies proposed to revive tourism activities in the City include provision of a conducive environment by both National and County governments, use of cultural, medical and trade diplomacy, continued use of technology to propel the sector, collaboration from all tourism sector stakeholders and co-creation in the film and talent industry to attract more consumers of the tourism products.”
He also reaffirmed Nairobi County’s commitment to deliver on a promise of a Green City in the sun. “I ask you to help us inspire Kenyans and other Nationals to make Nairobi the City of choice, to live, work and invest in. Nairobi County Government is committed to making Nairobi a better City and the best holiday, business and communication destination.”
Stakeholders present included Director State Department of Tourism and Wildlife- Dr.Keziah Odemba, Ethiopian and Iranian Embassy representatives, Tourism Finance Co- operation, KNATCOM-UNESCO representative, National Cultural Festival, Kenya Film Commission and Kenya National Convention Bureau. The Iranian Cultural Council Abozar Toghani praised Kenya-Iranain ties in the Tourism sector and promised to ensure on strong partnership in the sector.
Director Tourism and Culture Ms. Joyce Kinyajui said the conversation around reviving the Nairobi Regeneration Cooperation was a key agenda on her H.E Deputy Governor and acting Governor Ann Kananu’s list of to do.