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The professionals will meet to discuss the changing and emerging trends in the travel sector under the theme, ‘Travel in transition: Re-imagining Kenya’s future travel industry/FILE

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Travel Industry professionals to convene for the Annual KATA Convention

The professionals will meet to discuss the changing and emerging trends in the travel sector under the theme, ‘Travel in transition: Re-imagining Kenya’s future travel industry/FILE

NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept 24 – More than 200 professionals in the travel industry are set to converge in Naivasha later this week for the 2019 Annual KATA Convention.

The professionals will meet to discuss the changing and emerging trends in the travel sector under the theme, ‘Travel in transition: Re-imagining Kenya’s future travel industry’.

The two-day event will bring together experts in the travel industry including the Vice President of the Universal Federation of Travel Agents Associations Yossi Fatael and IATA Special Envoy on Aero-political affairs Raphael Kuuchi among others.

“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 Chief Executive Officer Nicanor Sabula.

He further 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 forum will further offer a perfect networking platform for delegates,” Sabula added.

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

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.

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