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KTF Urges Closer Working Ties Between Tourism Industry and the Foreign Missions
Author: Imelda Ndomo
Date: 30 Sep 14

At the opening of the induction of the newly appointed ambassadors and deputy ambassadors (17th September - 7th October), KTF took the opportunity to urge the envoys and the Ministry of Foreign affairs to work together with the tourism industry, one of the leading foreign exchange earners for the country.

KTF envisages closer working relationships with the envoys in the areas of:
  • Public Relations: project a positive image of Kenya and counter erroneous perceptions and reports of the country in regard to security and health, which negatively impacts arrivals.
  • KTF requested Ministry of Foreign Affairs to consider appointing tourism attachés
    to every foreign Mission.
  • In consultation with Tourism Finance Cooperation, assist in identifying attractive  foreign investment in tourism
  • Assist in organizing tourism related events such as Kenya Open Day, Trade Fairs and Business to Business networking events.
  • Visa Issuance Modalities - KTF requested the line ministry to consider issuance of e-Visa.

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