Kenya’s preparedness for visitors endorsed by India’s travel agents
Kenya’s preparedness to handle visitors amidst the coronavirus pandemic has been endorsed by Indian Travel Trade, a thumbs up for the sector is slowly picking from the effects of the pandemic.
This is after five representatives of top agents from India toured Kenya attraction centres in Kenya last month who expressed their satisfaction.
“This is an eye-opener to the latest travel situation in Kenya and its recently launched products and experiences in the ‘Signature Experiences’ portfolio, a perfect combination of beach and wildlife safari,” said Ms. Manjula Godia from Varun Worldwide Vacation.
Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) had organized a one -week long luxury-themed familiarization trip designed to focus on Magical Kenya Signature Experiences and equip the fam participants with a first-hand experience of the country’s magical offerings.
The trip that was conducted between February 21 to 26, brought travel agents from Mumbai to Nairobi and were put on tours of Masai Mara, Watamu and Nairobi National Park.
Objective of the FAM trip was to showcase wildlife, city and the coastal experiences that Kenya has to offer, this is according to KTB. The board also organized a business-to-business session with the Kenyan travel trade to boost trade relations and get a perspective on the current traveler sentiments from India.
Kalpesh Bhutta of Harmony Tours & Travels expressed said Kenya will reap from its diversity of products and experiences offerings.
“When you think of Kenya, you think of Large forests, Big 5 and Exotic locals but the destination has so much more. For the period that we were there, I felt like the ‘King of the Jungle’ as I got the opportunity to have a first-hand experience of Magical Kenya’s Signature Experience products that include bespoke luxury offerings.” Said Bhutta.
Kenya is presently one of the few long-haul destinations open for Indians and KTB is eager to strengthen its reach in the key Indian markets through more FAM trips as well as other marketing integrations to entice travelers to consider Kenya as a safe and preferred international tourist destination