The Tourism Regulatory Authority (TRA) is a corporate body established under section of Tourism Act No. 28 of 2011.
The TRA has a mandate to regulate the tourism sector in Kenya and, they do this through developing standards, regulations and guidelines that ensure an all-round quality service delivery in the tourism sector.
Recently, the TRA organized a virtual validation forum with stakeholders in the tourism sector for these standards. Stakeholder validation is the sixth step in the Standards development process which entails.
Stakeholders identifying a need→ Research and development of an initial draft→ Formation of a sector technical committee and development of the standard→ Public review of the draft→ Incorporation of Stakeholders inputs the draft by technical committee→ Stakeholder validation→ Board Approval→ Sensitization→ Implementation.
Over the last year the TRA worked with various tourism stakeholders to develop standards for the tourism sector. The standards prescribe the minimum requirements for tourism enterprises and their offerings.
- Food Safety and Hygiene
- Hotel Safety and Security
- Adventure sports
- MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences & Exhibitions)
Have you had a chance to read the documents?
Let us know your thoughts and comments. Should you also feel that there is anything left out and that you would like to be captured, feel free to share directly with the TRA for prompt response before the document moves to the Board approval stage.
The Laikipia Tourism Association continues to provide any assistance you would like with the Tourism Regulatory Authority, whether in terms of licensing or compliance.
Should you like any additional assistance, feel free to reach out to John Kiongo through:
firstname.lastname@example.org or call +254 712 891 269.