Written By Veronica Kariuki ||
Peninah Malonza, Cabinet Secretary for Tourism, Wildlife, and Heritage, stated that the Kenya Association of Travel Agents (KATA) and the ministry must rebuild capacity and capabilities for safe and seamless travel.
Malonza attended the Kenya Association of Travel Agents KATA Kenya Industry Breakfast this morning at the Mercure hotel in Nairobi.
In an effort to manage the COVID-19 epidemic, practically all international locations had implemented travel restrictions from January 2020, including outright bans on all travel. This had been a significant loss for many travel businesses.
Speaking at the event, the CS pointed out that since the mobility constraints in major business and vacation destinations across the world were relaxed, the travel and aviation industry has seen a steady recovery of passenger demand.
“As air travel recovers, we must also restore traveller confidence by rebuilding capacity and capabilities for safe and seamless travel,” said Malonza.
“Notably, our national carrier, Kenya Airways, continues to play a major role in transporting passengers to domestic, regional, and international destinations,” she added.