Kenya Association of Travel Agents’ second industry meeting of the year took place at Villa Rosa Kempinski Hotel this week under the platinum sponsorship of Standard Chartered Bank – Kenya. At the meeting Standard Chartered Bank shared with Members the global and national economic outlook. This is important so as to understand the travel agents operating environment.
Standard Chartered Bank took members through a tailor-made financial product that is developing in conjunction with the association. The product will seek to provide a solution to the many financial challenges that travel agents face in their operations.
“We still want to ensure that we collect useful information that can help develop this product further, and for us as KATA, we want to engage with partners that are willing to listen to us, willing to respond to the issues and the pain that we have in our business and we want to thank Standard Chartered for taking up this by considering the unique nature and needs of our business and finding a solution.” Said Mr. Nicanor Sabula, CEO at KATA.
At the end of the meeting Ms. Madleine Njuguna of Standard Chartered Bank stated that, “We do commit to make a proposition that will be completely relevant to what you need, to the extent that we will actually at one point do a formal launch event and roll out a formalized concrete partnership with Kenya Association of Travel Agents.”