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Advocacy
40+ years of proudly
representing the
Kenyan Travel Industry.
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Networking
Connect with your peers,
build professional relations
and strong alliances
with like-minded people.
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Build Customer
Trust
Reassure your customers
of the credibility of your
business by getting
KATA Certified.
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Professional
Development
Update yourself with the
latest travel trends and
industry standards.
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Travel Mavericks
It's not about travel,
it's about freedom.

Represent members in local and international spaces.

Lobbying for favourable policies on behalf of members.

Protect travel trade through advocacy and enforcing code of ethics and standards

Members and association through institutional capacity building.

Networking and building partnerships with local and international organizations.

About Us

The Kenya Association of Travel Agents is the national umbrella body for Travel Agents in Kenya, with a growing membership of over 240 Travel Agencies. It is Kenya’s largest and only membership organization for travel agents. KATA transitioned from a society to a company limited by guarantee in 2018, providing more space for growth and defending the travel trade. KATA is a member of the Universal Federation of Travel Agents’ Association (UFTAA), Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA), Kenya Tourism Federation (KTF), and African Tourism Council. It also hosts the Secretariat of the Association of Eastern and Southern African Travel Agents (AESATA).

our vision

To be the leading authority on Travel Trade in Kenya.

our mission

To champion and sustain growth of Travel Industry in Kenya.

Our core

Values

We strive to be the best in everything we do. Exceeding expectations for continual improvement
Excellence
core
We adhere to work ethics, respect and consideration for others.
Professionalism
core
We are committed to principles of trustworthiness, honesty and reliability in order to build the credibility of the Association and its members.
Integrity
core
We adhere to reasonable due diligence in conduct of business on behalf of members.
Care
core
We foster the spirit of working together and collaborating for greater achievements.
Unity
core

BOARD MEMBERS

Shazmin Manji
CHAIRPERSON
Mira Bid
VICE CHAIRPERSON
Paul Ng'ang'a
FINANCE DIRECTOR
Shilen Jobanputra
HONORARY SECRETARY
Rashida Perreira
COAST LIAISON
Fred Odek
MEMBER
Said Tahir
MEMBER
Tracy Scott
MEMBER
Khadija Hussein
MEMBER
Patrick Ngotho
MEMBER
Agnes Mucuha
CEO

Board Committees

KATA board committees support the Board in executing its mandates. Members of these committees include members sitting on the Board and others drawn from the general membership. A typical committee will have a membership of between 5-7 members who serve on voluntary basis. Meetings of the board committees are held quarterly unless there are compelling reasons that may force the committee to meet more frequently.

The role of the Executive Committee is to implement the Board’s fiduciary, strategic plans, policies, and decisions consistent with the organization’s Vision, Mission and Guiding Principles. The Executive Committee supports the CEO and engages in decision making between Board meetings or in urgent and crisis circumstances. The Executive Committee can act on behalf of the full Board.

The Executive Committee consist of the Chairperson of the Association, Chairpersons of the Board Committees and the CEO.

The Committee Members are;

  1. Shazmin Manji – Board Chairperson
  2. Julie Dabaly Scott – Vice Chairperson
  3. Paul Ng’ang’a – Finance Director
  4. Shilen Jobanputra – Honorary Secretary

Assists the Board in its oversight of the Association’s integrity of the financial statements, Association’s compliance with legal and regulatory requirement, assurance of effective and independent audit & risk assessment function; and performance of the Associations internal control and information technology systems.

The Committee Members are;

  1. Paul Ng’ang’a – Chairperson
  2. Fred Odek
  3. Geetha Sathyamoorthy
  4. Steve Mwangi
  5. Jinal shah

The committee oversees and monitors the implementation of the Association’s strategies to ensure that the goals and objectives of the Association are being met and advised the board on any changes in the strategic direction of the Association. The committee also advises the Board in its dealings with IATA related issues including representation at the various IATA forums. The committee also supports the Board to build and foster relations with key industry partners such government, regulatory authorities, airlines, GDS companies, training institutions, other industry associations among others.

The Committee Members are;

  1.  Mira Bid – Chairperson
  2. Julie Dabaly Scott
  3. Khadija Hussein
  4. Catherine Kanyua
  5. Doreen Mollo
  6. Hamisi Hassan
  7. Seema Raval

The committee is charged with the responsibility of managing membership related services that include recruitment, development, strengthening and disciplinary cases and handles all the consumer complaints.

The Committee Members are;

  1. Shilen Jopanputra – Chairperson
  2. Tracy Scott
  3. Rashida Pereira
  4. Patrick Ngotho
  5. Abdikadir Mohamed
  6. Caroline Malinda
  7. Yvonne Musembi
Our Mandate 
Represent
Represent
Represent members in local and international spaces.
Represent
Influence
Influence
Lobbying for favourable policies on behalf of members.
Influence
Defend
Defend
Protect travel trade through advocacy and enforcing code of ethics and standards.
Defend
Empower
Empower
Members and association through institutional capacity building
Empower
Socialize
Socialize
Networking and building partnerships with local and international organizations.
Socialize

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