August 21, 2018
Coast tourism high season starts in Mombasa with teachers’ annual meetings as a boost to the local conferencing industry in Kenya. The teachers’ annual forum comes at a time when the coast region is approaching the high tourist season.
The forum witnessed 10,000 members attendance from Kenya Primary Schools Head Teachers Association held at Pride Inn Hotel & Conferencing in Shanzu, Mombasa. The African Confederation of Principals was also hosted at the same venue.
The teachers’ forum saw participants buy from local shops, hire and ride on local motorcycles and tuk tuks as well as taxis including Uber, sleeping and eating from local coast hotels.
Mombasa Governor, Hassan Joho hosted ward representatives across 6 coast counties with a focus on promoting the performance and role of Small and Medium Enterprises [SMEs] in the development of the region.
Mombasa branch chairlady of the Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry [KNCCI], Rukia Rashid pointed out that the conference was tailor-made and designed to promote the SMEs and the existing big businesses in Mombasa.
On value addition, Mohamed Hersi, General Manager at Voyager Beach Resort & Kenya Tourism Federation Chairman told Twende Safari that the conference magically boosted the local tourism industry and businesses in the coastal town of Mombasa. The teachers evidently stayed and occupied all the available 3 star budget hotels in Mombasa County.
As winter season approaches in most countries around the world, and the hot season breaks in along the Kenyan coast, new markets are expected as charters landing with tourists increases.