The Chairman of the Kenya Association of Travel Agents (KATA) Mr. Mohammed Wanyoike has been elected to the Board of the Universal Federation of Travel Agents (UFTAA). Mr. Wanyoike was elected during the recent Board meeting and Mid-Year Forum held on 1-3 September 2019 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. He joins a galaxy of other Presidents of Travel Agencies from across the world in providing leadership to the global travel agents community. KATA was previously represented on the Board by Mr. S.G Kaka.
While congratulating Mr. Wanyoike on his election, UFTAA President Sunil Kumar said “we are happy for his election. Kenya is a very strong supporter of UFTAA on the African continent and we hope to see continued support under the leadership of Mr. Wanyoike. On his part Mr. Wanyoike thanked members for the confidence they had showed in him and promised to serve diligently. “UFTAA as our global umbrella body is a strategic organization in the travel industry and therefore I am honored to have been asked to join its leadership. This is a win not only for Kenya but Africa,” he added.
UFTAA is the global umbrella body of travel agents’ associations with membership from over 50 countries. It is the global voice of travel agencies in dealing with IATA matters among other global travel and tourism discussions.