The World Tourism Forum Lucerne has named Kenya’s Jacinta Nzioka as member of its international advisory board. Nzioka is director of marketing of Kenya Tourism Board (KTB).
Her appointed has been welcomed and celebrated by Alain St. Ange, the former tourism minister of Seychelles and one of the contenders for the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) secretary general soon to be vacated by the incumbent, Talebi Rifai.
A statement by the World Tourism Forum stated: “After a detailed talent search process, Jacinta Nzioka, Director of Marketing of the Kenya Tourism Board, has just been appointed as the 24th member and the first representative from Africa in the Advisory Board.
“As Director of Marketing of the Kenya Tourism Board Jacinta Nzioka has excellent knowledge in tourism marketing and is highly experienced in the field of community- based tourism and sustainable development.”
Nzioka sees her appointment as an opportunity to offer her expertise and wide knowledge of Africa tourism, adding, “I am offered an ideal opportunity to share and deepen my personal know-how and experience with like-minded professionals.
“For me, this is an excellent chance to contribute actively to the future success and sustainability of tourism worldwide.” On her part, St. Ange said: “East Africa and Africa as a whole has welcomed this appointment.
We work closely with Kenya and know Jacinta Nzioka as that strong dedicated tourism professional who is always at tourism trade fairs flying Kenya’s flag and working to keep Africa visible. From the Indian Ocean Islands we salute this appointment and say congratulations to Jacinta Nzioka and to Kenya for making Africa proud.”