National Tourism Competitions are professional competitions for the Hotel and Tourism Industry in Kenya. They are organized under the auspices of the Tourism Industry/ Kenya Utalii College Liason Committee. The committee comprises Ministry of Tourism, Kenya Association of Hotel Keepers and Caterers (KAHC), Kenya Association of Tour Operators (KATO), Kenya Association of Travel Agents (KATA), Kenya Airways, Tourism Fund (TF), Pubs, Entertainment and Restaurants Association of Kenya (PERAK), The Kenya Association of Women in Tourism (KAWT), Ecotourism Kenya and Kenya Utalii College.
OBJECTIVES OF THE COMPETITION
- To ensure quality of service in Hotel and Tourism Industry
- To tap ingenuity, creativity and innovation
- Create motivation for industry employee
- To assist benchmarking within the global industry.
The first Competitions were held in 1988. These Competitions at that time only involved Cooks and Waiters. The Competitions have received support from the Hotel and Tourism Sector and various organizations and the categories have broadened to other departments. The current competitions are the 22nd Edition and include ten (10) categories
Final Competitions will be expected to be held at Kenya Utalii College Nairobi, between 28th and 31st May 2018.