The Minister of Tourism of Kenya, The Hon. Minister Najib Balala was elected yesterday to chair the UNWTO executive council.
This election took place Friday during the UNWTO General Assembly in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
Immediately after this important election the African Tourism Board chairman Cuthbert Ncube congratulated in saying: “The African Tourism Board congratulates the Kenyan minister, the Honorable Najib Balala t his election to lead the UNWTO Executive Council.
This is an important achievement not only for him but for Africa and its vibrant travel and tourism industry. It shows the importance and richness of Africa as a driver in the global travel and tourism industry.
We’re looking forward to working with Kenya as an important leader in improving our Communities through Sustainable Tourism.”
Congratulations are coming in from tourism leaders around the world.
Najib Balala was born on September 20, 1967 He studied Business Administration and International Urban Management and Leadership from the University of Toronto and the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard.