- Established the Tourist Police Unit after intense lobbying at the height of insecurity in 1980.
- Piloted the Beach Management Project. With the beaches being the major tourist product at the Kenyan coast, KCTA developed a comprehensive beach management project and secured funding from the UNWTO IN 2011. A pilot program begun in 2011 and we graduated 550 trained beach operators in December 2014. This has also been done in Lamu with a total of 80 beach operators and tour guides trained. This will repackage our coastal beaches as ideal tourist sites by enhancing the quality of services that tourist receive at the Kenyan Coast.
- KCTA successfully researched on branding of the coast which was dully adopted by KTB in 2012.
- KCTA successfully secured funding towards developing a web portal, a tool that will enhance marketing the Coast as a separate destination and improve traffic flow and is ongoing.
- KCTA in collaboration with other tourism stakeholders participates in activities aimed at showcasing the regions tourism potential.
- KCTA partnered with SOLWODI towards creating a code of conduct on child sex tourism and having hotels sign the code.
- KCTA chairs the water resource users association in Mombasa. An initiative that bring together private sector and investors in the water sector
- KCTA currently organizes the Governor’s round tables in six counties at the Coast region. A platform where the business sector and residents engage governors on service delivery.
- KCTA lobbied KTB to give concessions to private sector stakeholders for participation in trade fairs.
- KCTA partnered with AIG Insurance to provide an alternative Inbound Insurance coverage that included terrorism for U.K. tourists whose insurance refused to cover them due to ongoing terror alerts.
- Business Advocacy Fund ( BAF) supported KCTA to initiate Governor’s Round Tables in five Counties in the Coast Region. Namely Kwale, Lamu, Tana River, Kilifi and Taita Taveta County
- KCTA initiated the Governor’s Round Table in five Counties where created a platform for continuous dialogue and enhanced the cooperation between the Private sector County Government to ensure we have an inclusive, sustainable development with social cohesion and stability.
- The Governor’s roundtable dubbed “working together to tap and improve on the County’s potential “ It brought together all the business partners within the County and provide a one off platform to engage with the private sector.
- We are engaging BAF to support second phase
- Beach ManagementAim
To support the long term sustainability of tourism along the Kenyan coast through minimizing beach hassle and improving livelihoods for beach operators.
- KCTA in partnership with UNWTO & Travel Foundation UK undertook Mombasa Beach Management & Livelihoods project , trained 574 beach operators.
- Partnered with Lamu County and trained 150 beach operators, tour guides and boat operators
- Partnered with Kwale County to train 250 Beach operators
- Facilitated taxi drivers training.
- Facilitated digital marketing training by google.
- Facilitated tourism stakeholders kenya power engagement.