THE REAL AMBASSADOR? Abeiku Santana In Kenya Promoting Ghanaian Tourism

Clearly, the Minstry of Tourism’s unwarranted letter barring him from calling himself a National Tourism Ambassador has not deterred him from projecting Ghanaian tourism, products and tourism-related activities in Ghana and beyond, is aware!

Celebrated radio broadcaster Gilbert Abeiku Aggrey aka Abeiku Santana is currently in Kenya for a Travel Expo, which started from October 3 and will end tomorrow.

He posted on his Facebook page photos of exhibitors and other participants in Magical Kenya Travel Expo.

“MR Tourism Ghana” as he’s affectionately called was sponsored by Kaya Tours Company Ltd, Kenya Airways and Adepa shoes Ghana ltd.

More than 180 exhibitors, trade visitors, media and tourism professionals are participating in Magical Kenya Travel Expo from the 03-05 October 2017, in Nairobi.


The theme for this year’s edition is “Discover Experience Connect” . This travel Expo is one of the biggest travel tourism exhibition positioned in East Africa to showcasing new products and services that attest to the variety of experiences they have.

The 2017 Magical Kenya Travel Expo noticed some big changes after the Kenya Tourism Board appointed global exhibition management company to grow the show for the next five years.

Hosted buyers from more than 25 countries have been selected through a stringent evaluation. Transport, Tour Operators, Accommodation, Destination Marketing and Technology are participating at the Kenyatta International Convention Center (KICC).

Among the expanded events programme schedule for the expo includes a special session on the status of online bookings with guidance and advice on how to better sell online.

Hosted groups , online travel apps such as TripAdvisor, Google and Expedia will take participants through the new innovative digital marketing with strong focus on creating a community within a the destination.

Kenya’s tourism has been gradually been recovering at the back of improvement in security and aggressive Marketing adopted by the Government.

The year 2017 has been touted as one of the best years for the sector according to tourism experts. The high political climate and the annulment of the President election results has extended the uncertainty of the country’s direction.

Nevertheless, the number of International visitors have increased from 324,476 last to 358,985 this year , according to data from Kenya Tourism Board. The hotels and hospitality industry recorded an impressive bed nights occupancy from 1.3 million in January to 1.8 million in August this year.

The Magical Kenya Travel Exhibition has brought together participants from Uganda,

,Tanzania , Rwanda , South Africa Seychelles among others as a way to raise the profile of Kenya. The CEO of Kaya Tours Company Ltd , Mr Gilbert Abeiku Aggrey Santana is among the participants of this exhibition. “My goal for this travel expo is to learn how to better leverage the world’s largest tourism communities, network with major industry players and navigate critical aspects of the tourism business ” he said.
MR Tourism Ghana as affectionately called was sponsored by Kaya Tours Company Ltd, Kenya Airways and Adepa shoes Ghana ltd.”



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