Kenya Tourism Federation (KTF) the umbrella organization for the private sector in tourism, recently hosted a Black Tie Tourism Networking Gala, at the Trademark Hotel, an evening that saw affiliate tourism industry stakeholders, from a wide cross section of government agencies, industries and other partners that indirectly benefit from the tourism sector gather for a night of celebrating the strides made in sustainable tourism excellence.
Nothing gives an invited guest satisfaction like walking into a room where everyone has kept to the dress code and looking so dapper and glamorous. Black tie events are all about following the rules, after all. But when played right they are also prime opportunities for you to look the best you ever will. The combination of slim-cut black suit, box-fresh white shirt and perfectly tied bow tie is eternally chic.
It was a beautiful evening to remind ourselves of what a magical Kenya we have and to see stakeholders who hold it together year in year out, come out to celebrate their efforts and for always putting Kenya on the map. Kenya is endowed with unique combination of tourist attractions such as beautiful coastal beaches, coral reefs, caves and river deltas, abundant wildlife including the ‘big five’ in their natural habitats, national parks and game reserves, good climate, beautiful geographical landscapes, Savannah grasslands, forests, salt and fresh water lakes. This, amidst enjoying a scrumptious meal prepared by the Chef and Team at Trademark Hotel.
Kenya’s 2018 tourist arrivals grew by 37.33 percent from the previous year to cross the two million mark for the first time, posting a significant growth in earnings to Sh157 billion. The earnings are a 31.2 percent improvement from the Sh119 billion earned in 2017, according to stats by the Tourism & Wildlife ministry. The statistics showed there were 2,025,206 tourists arriving compared with 1,474,671 international arrivals in the previous year.
Here’s to many more of such and to see our tourism numbers sky rocket high.