A visit to the Ministry of Tourism in Kenya from the Swiss Education Group has led to successful engagements around the development of Kenya’s hotel sector.
As Africa turns its sights toward the recovery of its tourism and hospitality sectors in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, discussions between Kenya’s Ministry of Tourism & Wildlife and the Swiss Education Group could reportedly lead to the refining of its hotel offering.
“Kenya represents one of the fastest-growing economies in Africa, with tourism as one of its biggest contributors to the GDP, we are keen to collaborate with the government and private sector and replicate the success we enjoy as a world leader in hospitality management education back in Switzerland here in Kenya,” Thomas Fitzgibbon, the Swiss Education Group’s vice president of international development and marketing was quoted as saying.
“Kenya represents one of the fastest-growing economies in Africa, with tourism as one of its biggest contributors to the GDP, we are keen to collaborate with the government and private sector.”
Swiss Education Group has been in Kenya this past week to meet with various industry stakeholders to discuss their programmes within culinary arts, hospitality, tourism and entrepreneurship.
“Each of our schools offers a different educational focus but they all share the same diverse international experience, firmly rooted in the Swiss tradition of hospitality education. In Kenya, we have continued to provide a steady stream of students throughout the years many of whom have ascended to the pinnacle of their professions locally and globally,” added Thomas.
The Swiss Education Group has confirmed their plans to work with Kenya Utalii College in conducting a curriculum audit to ensure that “it meets the needs of a dynamic market”.