Magical Kenya, Tourism Fund and Tourism Regulatory Authority

Tourism and hospitality are key drivers of the Kenyan Economy. In order to facilitate the smooth running of the two industries, Kenya has established three state corporations. They include the Tourism Fund, Kenya Tourism Board (Magical Kenya), and Tourism Regulation Authority. In this article, we explore the differences between the three and their contact details.

What is it Kenya Tourism Fund?

There are several players linked to the tourism industry. These include tour operators, travel agencies, and accommodation facilities. The role of the Kenya Tourism Fund is to mobilize resources and finance the development of the tourism industry in Kenya. They have a 2% Tourism Levy for supporting the industry growth. Under the mandate of the Tourism Fund are Kenyan Tourism Board and Utalii Colleges in Nairobi and Kilifi.

Tourism Fund Contacts Details

Address: 5th Floor, Tourism Fund Building, Nairobi.
Tel: 020 2714900
Mobile: 0728 337 499

How to pay tourism fund via mpesa

The 2% Levy is paid using the Tourism Fund PayBill Number, to KCB Bank or to any CO-OP Bank Branch.

  • Tourism Fund PayBill number: 884500
  • Account Number: Hotel or Restaurant Code

Check out their website for more details.

Kenya Tourism Board (Magical Kenya)

Kenya Tourism Board is an organization that acts in the interests of Kenya’s tourism industry. Through its Magical Kenya brand, KTB encourages tourists to visit the country. This is done by providing destination information and updates. From their website, visitors can get the latest updates on attractions, accommodations, and more. Also, KTB promotes a collection of curated authentic and unique Magical Kenya signature experiences. The board partners with other players in the industry such as the Ministry of Tourism, KATO, KWS, TRA, and NMK.

  • KATO: Kenya Association of Tour Operators
  • TRA: Tourism Regulatory Authority
  • KWS: Kenya Wildlife Service
  • NMK: National Museums of Kenya

KTB Contact Details

Address: Kenya-Re Towers, Nairobi.
Telephone: 020 2711 262

What is Tourism Regulatory Authority?

Tourism Regulatory Authority is the gatekeeper of Kenya’s travel industry. They regulate the tourism sector by issuing licenses. Other roles of the authority include the following.

  • Giving incentives to industry players.
  • Star Rating catering and accommodation facilities.
  • Formulating policies and ensuring that quality assurance guidelines are adhered to.
  • Facilitating the Curriculum, Examination, and Certification of the industry workforce.

TRA Contacts Details

Address: 5th Floor, Utalii House, Nairobi.
Telephone: 0701 444 777

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