LONDON, England – The Kenya Tourist Board UK and Ireland is preparing to celebrate Kenya as part of their Tourism Program to be held from Saturday, August 4 to Monday, August 6, 2012 at the Kenya National House in Stratford.
Entry is free, and visitors are invited to join the Kenya Tourist Board for a weekend of fun for all the family on August 4 and 5 with a packed program of activities, including cultural performances by Kenyan Maasais, a spa area to relax in, safari wii games for all to enjoy, and a golf simulator to test your swing. The Games will also be shown on screens throughout the weekend so visitors can watch the Kenyan athletes compete for medals as part of the Kenya House experience.
On Monday, August 6, the Kenya Tourist Board will host a Tourism Business Day with guest speakers and presentations by the Ministry of Tourism, Kenya Tourist Board, and the Kenyatta International Conference Centre. The Tourism Business Day aims to look at Vision 2030, the future of tourism in Africa, investment opportunities, and funding for tourism projects, heritage tourism, and the hospitality service industry in Kenya.
Kenya House is located just a short, 10-minute walk from the Olympic Stadium and provides a great opportunity to celebrate this magnificent country and get behind Team Kenya.
As the official home to Kenya during the games, Kenya House offers a window into the wealth of unique opportunities Kenya has to offer, from visionary investments and trading ideas, to the country’s rich cultural heritage and dominance in tourism to Africa.
The Kenya House is open to the public from Friday, July27-Sunday, August 12, however, the Kenya Tourist Board will also be hosting a private media and trade event at the Tourism Program on each day. Family, friends, and guests are welcome, and there will be a crèche facility with Kenya-inspired kids activities for guests bringing children – please RSVP to [email protected] (space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis).
Kenya House, East Thames Housing Association,
West Ham Lane, Stratford, London, E15 4PH.
For a full program of events, please visit www.kenyahouse.or.ke .
A snapshot of events taking place at the House is as follows:
FRIDAY, JULY 27, 2012
1000-1700: Media open day
1130-1230: Media briefing. Details of official delegation to be provided upon confirmation of interest but will include government officials from several ministries.
SUNDAY, JULY 29, 2012
1500-1700: Prayers for Kenyan Athletes competing in London 2012.
MONDAY, JULY 30, 2012
0900-1700: Investment summit with Kenya’s Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Trade & Industry, and Ministry of Information & Telecommunications.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 2, 2012
0800-1730: Exports day with Kenya’s Ministry of Trade.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 4, 2012
1000-1800: Tourism Day.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 5, 2012
1000-1800: Tourism Day.
MONDAY, AUGUST 6, 2012
1000-1700: Business tourism day with the Ministry of Tourism and Kenya Tourist Board.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 7, 2012 & WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8, 2012
0700-1700: Heritage & culture days with The Kenya Film Commission, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Permanent Presidential Music Commission, Kenya Tourist Board, and National Museums of Kenya.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 9, 2012
0900-1700: Sport in Kenya with Kenya’s Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, KCB, Athletics Kenya, and The Kenya Tourist Board.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 12, 2012
1230-1330: Kenya Day – Press Conference.