Pride Inn set to host International World Congress

The Pride Inn Group of Hotels is heavily investing in facility upgrade, training of staff in preparation for a mega World Tourism and Travel Congress in Kenya.

The Congress is expected to provide an exceptional chance for Kenya to showcase her quality tourism and hospitality experience.

The long awaited Congress to be held in Mombasa County from 17th � 21st October 2018 at Pride Inn Paradise Beach and Resort and Conventional Centre has already attracted more than 800 tourism and hospitality agents across the world.

The Hotel Group Managing Director, Hasnain Noorani said preparations are at an advanced stage to host the 79th edition of the World Congress in Kenyan soil for the first time.

We understand the importance of this congress and are working towards making it a success. We are spending a considerable amount and resources on training staff, renovations, facility upgrade and management to boost our capacity of handling the event and other coming such events, said Noorani.

Pride Inn Paradise Beach Resort & Convention Centre has the largest Beach Conferencing Facility in the East & Southern Africa with a sitting capacity of 2,500 guests.

It is why it was chosen to host the legendary world congress.

The Congress provides a unique opportunity for its members to meet other members from around the globe in Kenya as well as tour and experience special features and unique tourism products offered by the Kenyan hospitality industry.

We now enjoy a favorable environment bolstered by increased investor and tourists’ confidence to make the event a success, said Hasnain.

He said the Congress will provide an opportunity to the tourism industry players in Kenya to showcase their products and rightful image of the Kenya as a destination to the worldwide participants and the world at large.

It will also provide an opportunity to the Mombasa County government and investors to promote Mombasa City as a MICE hub in the world. Our aim is to position Kenya as an important player in MICE tourism worldwide, he added.

In 2014 the congress voted and scheduled to have the meet sit in Mombasa in 2015 but was cancelled following security alerts and travel advisories against Kenya as a destination due to a series of terror attacks that rocked the country. The congress, in which over 1000 International delegates are expected, will open up Kenya to the world.

Pride Inn Hotels is a chain of business and leisure hotels within Nairobi and Mombasa consisting of 3 brands namely Pride Inn Express, Pride Inn Business and Pride Inn Plus.

Source: Kenya News Agency