Membership to KATA is open to all Travel agents operating in Kenya, Academic institutions training students in Travel & Tourism and Corporate organisations that provide services to travel agents.

Membership categories

Membership is divided into the following four categories:

Ordinary Member
(Full members)

This is open to any Travel Agent licensed by the relevant Kenyan Government body to provide comprehensive travel services and accredited by IATA.

The Travel Agent must have been in operation for at least two years to qualify for membership.

 

Requirements

  1. Valid Travel License
  2. Valid IATA Certificate.
  • Valid Single Business Permit.
  1. Valid KRA Pin Certificate and or Tax Compliance Certificate.
  2. Company Registration Certificate.
  3. Full set of Audited Accounts for past two years.
  • Copy of ID / Passport of the Directors. Work permits should also be included for foreign nationals.
Fees

The following fees shall be payable to the Association prior to the full admission to membership.

  • A non-refundable application fee of 5,000/=
  • Joining fee of 35,000/=
  • Applicable annual membership subscription fees

Allied Member
(Affiliate Members)

This is open to Travel Agents licensed by the relevant Kenyan Government body to provide comprehensive Travel services but are not accredited by IATA.

The Travel Agent must have been in operation for at least one year to qualify for membership.

 

Requirements

  1. Valid Travel License.
  2. Valid Single Business permit.
  • KRA Pin Certificate and or Tax Compliance Certificate.
  1. Company Registration Certificate.
  2. Full set of Audited Accounts for past one year.
  3. Copy of ID / Passport of the Directors. Work permits should also be included for foreign nationals.
  • Recommendation by one IATA Accredited KATA member.

 

Fees

The following fees shall be payable to the Association prior to the full admission to membership.

  • A non-refundable application fee of 5,000/=
  • .Joining fee of 35,000/=
  • Applicable annual membership subscription fees
    • 33,000/= annual membership subscription fee

Corporate Member

Corporate membership is open to any organisation or institutions providing services either directly or indirectly to the travel industry and includes but not be limited to academic institutions, companies, associations or government and non-governmental agencies. Corporate members are admitted at the discretion of the Board and are not entitled to vote or attend General Meetings.

 

Requirements for Companies

  1. Business License.
  2. Company Registration Certificate.
  • KRA Pin Certificate.
  1. Recommendation by a KATA member.

 

Requirements for Academic Institutions

  1. Business License.
  2. Company Registration Certificate.
  • KRA Pin Certificate.
  1. IATA Accreditation (if applicable)
  2. License from the Ministry of Education
Fees

The following fees shall be payable to the Association prior to the full admission to membership.

  • .Joining fee of 150,000/=
  • Applicable annual membership subscription fees
    • 250,000/= annual membership subscription fee

Honorary Member

Honorary Members are individuals proposed and elected by the Board of Directors who have served in the Travel Industry for over Fifteen (15) years and retired but wish to contribute to the objectives of the Company. Honorary Members shall be considered to have a good understanding of the Travel Industry as may be determined by the Board of Directors. Honorary Members shall have no interest in Ordinary or Allied Members of the Company. Honorary Members shall be entitled to attend General Meetings but shall not be entitled to vote.

Payment

BANK DETAILS:

NAME OF BANK: I & M BANK LIMITED

NAME OF ACCOUNT: KENYA ASSOCIATION OF TRAVEL AGENTS (KATA) COMPANY LIMITED

ACCOUNT NUMBER:  00101921741450

BRANCH: KENYATTA AVENUE BRANCH

 

MPESA DETAILS

BUSINESS NUMBER: 542542

ACCOUNT NUMBER: 00101921741450

 

**NO PAYMENT SHALL BE MADE IN CASH

Benefits of KATA Membership

The general membership has core benefits received from the Association

  • Benefits – Travel Agents
  1. Promotion and protection of the interests of KATA and its members.
  2. Communicating the concerns of members and to lobby government, public and private sector for actions.
  3. Acting on behalf of members in discussions and negotiations on industry specific issues.
  4. Continuously review and appraise the needs of Members so as to provide them with meaningful services and benefits.
  5. Promotion of the highest code of ethical and professional Standards of members in their dealings with consumers and each other.
  6. Facilitation of access to innovative and Industry driven financial and risk management services.
  7. Facilitation of access to training, information and promotional materials for members in a way that promotes their effective participation in the Industry.
  8. Networking with other bodies or organizations with similar business at both national and international level, and to leverage the relationships arising out of these alignments for the benefit of its members.
  9. Continuously creating awareness of the KATA brand and value.
  10. Providing a platform to discuss individual challenges related to the industry.
  11. Providing information of new products, services and technology in the Industry.
  12. Providing exposure to the members through the Travel Guide and Website.
  13. Providing an amicable dispute resolution platform for all.
  14. Providing guidance and assistance when dealing with IATA related issues.
  15. Free listing in the travel guide and website.
  16. Members are subjected to a weekly newsletter with industry news.
  17. Members receive regular circulars with industry updates and information.
  18. Members are eligible to access tenders which require KATA membership.
  19. Right to serve and vote for Executive Committee, and service on sub- Committee (IATA agents only).

Benefits – Corporate Partners

  1. Opportunity to connect with over 170 travel agencies spread across the country thorough our membership directory. Use these contacts to build relationships and grow your business.
  2. Attend our annual events and have an opportunity to promote your products and services through face-to-face interactions with KATA members. Complimentary access of three representatives at events.
  3. Opportunity to influence legislative initiatives that may have direct or indirect impact on corporate members business as a result of their interest in the travel industry
  4. Opportunities to collaborate, create and host mutually beneficial events/meetings or forums other than those listed on the KATA Calendar of Events.
  5. Enjoy discounted rates on sponsorship for KATA events and publications.
  6. Opportunity to contribute industry related content to the weekly KATA Newsletter
  7. Free quarterly advertorial in the KATA Weekly Travel News e-newsletter (3 per year).
  8. Free display of your company’s logo as a partner on the homepage of KATA’S website with a link to your website.
  9. Free quarterly social media engagement – post, share, mention, retweet, quote and promote your company’s content on KATA social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & you tube.)
  10. Entitlement to a corporate membership recognition certificate.
  11. Free copies of KATA publications, calendars and membership stickers
  12. Free listing in KATA’s annual travel agents directory under industry partners.
  13. Support in mobilization of travel agents participation in select events organized by your company.

4)  Benefits – Academic Partners

  1. Opportunity to have KATA participate in the institution’s curriculum development processes.
  2. Opportunity to link the Academic Institution with internship and or industrial attachment opportunities in travel agencies.
  3. Opportunity to participate in joint research projects with both faculty and students.
  4. Students’ mentorship opportunities with captains of the industry.
  5. Enjoy up to 10% discount on events and advertisement in Association’s publications.
  6. Free listing in the annual Travel Agents guide complete with the institution’s logo.
  7. Free invitations for both students and lecturers to selected industry meetings and events.
  8. Opportunity to have senior Association officials address Travel & Tourism students every Academic year or during graduation ceremonies.
  9. Free access to the latest industry information through the Association’s communication tools such as industry meetings, newsletter, website etc.
  10. Attend our annual events and have an opportunity to promote your products and services through face-to-face interactions with KATA members. Complimentary access of one representative at events.
  11. Opportunity to contribute industry related content to the weekly KATA Newsletter
  12. Free display of your company’s logo as a partner on the homepage of KATA’S website with a link to your website
  13. Entitlement to Academic Institutions membership recognition certificate.
  14. Free copies of KATA publications, calendars and membership stickers
  15. Display of KATA logo on the institution’s branding materials