DAVID STOGDALE APPOINTED DIRECTOR OF THE KENYA TOURIST BOARD
Effective January 19th did the Minister of Tourism Najib Balala appoint one of Kenyas hospitality grandmasters, David Stogdale, to the board of director of KTB it was learned over the weekend.
Looking back at a long and distinguished career in key positions of Kenyas hospitality industry for the past 35 years, his appointment is generally seen as a further injection of professionalism into the top policy level of the Kenya Tourist Board where he joins such cadres as John Cleave, CEO of Mombasa Air Safaris and Mahmud Janmohamed, CEO of Serena Hotels.
Kenya tourism had a record year in 2011 and the country will be celebrating its 50th anniversary of Independence in December 2013, allowing for detailed planning during 2012 to then deliver an extraordinary programme of promotions, marketing and PR. This poses both opportunities as well as challenges for KTB and Kenyas tourism sector, which has in recent years substantially diversified its range of products, introduced new upmarket safari and beach resorts properties and opened new circuits in hitherto less explored parts of the country with in particular Western Kenya now on the score sheet since the successful relocation of 21 rhinos to Ruma National Park, previously known as Lambwe Valley.
Congratulations to David on his appointment and the very best of luck to shaping the future of Kenyas tourism industry in coming years alongside his distinguished colleagues.