“There is no better or more efficient way of promoting tourism and hospitality in our County than working together under one umbrella, which is the Laikipia Tourism Association.” These were the sentiments of Laikipia County Tourism Officer, Mr. Patrick Ole Kirimi, at the Laikipia Hoteliers’ conference and expo at the Sportsman’s Arms Hotel on the 18th September 2019.
The purpose of the LTA is to bring together tourism operators/destinations in Laikipia for increased collaboration and to influence the direction and contributions of this sector in County and landscape development, management, and livelihoods.
In an event that brought together hoteliers, tourism firms and suppliers, the Laikipia Tourism Association became a focal point of discussion, with the majority of the participants requesting for a more vibrant association.
Mr. Titus Korir, from Insight, and Ms. Grace Wanene, from Destination Laikipia, highlighted the relevance of the expo and encouraged more sector players to engage in such events, as it enhances partnerships, business growth and networking opportunities.
Laikipia Forum is the host of LTA, and has been working to revitalize the role of the LTA in regional and local economies, as well as in the role of Destination Management. The LTA has lacked leadership this past year, and the industry is demanding that the LTA pick up their mandate and move it forward. LTA has missed out on number funding opportunities, national and regional engagements, and needs to help the Laikipia tourism industry focus on all matters impacting tourism.
For more information on LTA and on how to become a member, kindly email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0773 241 727