A Weekend of WoW
- 14 April 2015
In town for the weekend was Kenya Tourist Board (KTB) Managing Director Muriithi Ndegwa, along with the Destination Head for Africa for TripAdvisor, Chad Shiver. They both held meetings with members of Wonders of Watamu (WoW) to talk about the efforts being made to market the region and to see first hand the resources and efforts being made by Watamu stakeholders. Ndegwa praised the passion and drive of the trade to create a brand and market their products to the right audience, and talked about how better private sector initiatives can work with the Tourist Board. Several key agreements were made to work together on joint projects. This included a discussion with Tribe Watersports of Watamu as a venue for professional watersport events.
Muriithi and Chad then spent an entire day touring Watamu to experience the Wonders of Watamu firsthand. This was not just a typical hotel inspection- as each member gave their guests a flavor of the unique experiences they offer.
Rounding out a perfect day, Muriithi said “I’ve been on so many familiarization trips and tours, but I have never enjoyed one as much as this. The variety of incredible things to do and the passion of the local people- all I can say is WOW!”