Nairobi to Host E-Tourism Conference


The first international online tourism conference for East Africa would be held in Nairobi next month.

The two-day conference starts on October 13 bringing together online and digital experts to discuss new technologies available as well as marketing and e-commerce solutions.

"Over 70 per cent of young professionals rely on the internet to research and book their holidays," E-Tourism Africa managing director Damian Cook told reporters in Nairobi. "Up till now there has been very little information available on travel trade in Africa on how they can maximise their online presence," he said.

E-Tourism Africa is a pan African initiative meant to assist Africa's tourism sector to understand the internet and the range of online marketing opportunities available.

The conference will be held at Fox Cinema at Sarit Centre followed by three days of special training seminars starting October 15 at the Kenya Wildlife Service Training Centre in Langata, Nairobi.

The Nation