Kenya’s new Minister of Tourism, Hon Dan Mwazo, has committed to becoming the patron of the Africa Hotel Investment Forum, taking place in Nairobi on September 25-26, this year. The news comes on the eve of the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference that kicks off in Dubai tomorrow.
Following the recent appointment of Danson Mwazo as the new tourism minister for Kenya, Breaking Travel News takes a look at some of the latest initiatives that look set to position the leading African nation as a premier tourism destination in 2012.
The Kenya Tourism Board is expected to release details of its newly appointed minister of tourism in the next few days, following a cabinet reshuffle that resulted in the popular Najib Balala being sacked from his post as minister after a dispute with his ODM party Chairman and prime minister Raila Odinga.
New research out this week from Lagos-based W Hospitality Group reveals the hotel industry is betting big on a boom in Africa over the coming years. Virtually all the major hotel chains are making moves to increase their presence across the continent, the report finds.