ECOTOURISM WEEKLY NEWS

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GOVERNOR’S CAMP NOMINATED FOR THE SAFARI AWARDS

2 Eco Rated Camps under the Governor’s Camp collection have been nominated for the coveted Safari Awards. Governor’s Camp and Governor’s Il Morani Camp have been selected for a handful of categories namely; Best Location, Best Value Safari Property, Best Family Safari Experience, Best Design, Best Safari Guiding Team, Best Ecologically Responsible Property, Best Community Focused Property, Best Safari Cuisine. Voting has officially opened for the year. More information on this is available at: https://www.governorscamp.com/

SECRETARIAT NEWS

Ecotourism Kenya in partnership with United Nations Environment Programme,will this month be at the coast to launch the Plastic Free East African Coast Hotels Campaign, under the Kenya Tourism Federation banner. This campaign seeks to have hotels along the greater East African Coast to join the #PlasticRevolution by committing to stop the use of plastic bottles and straws within their facilities. Furthermore, the campaign also encourages coastal resorts to educate their guests and staff on the detrimental effects of single use plastic on the ocean and greater environment respectively. Participating Hotels will receive an official pledge certificate affirming their commitment to the cause. We would like to encourage all our members, eco rated facilities and all other accommodation facilities along the Kenyan coast to join this initiative and help end plastic pollution in Kenya. Join us on January 29th 2019 at Jomo Kenyatta beach Mombasa and sign the pledge to #BeatPlasticPollution.

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EVENTS

  • The Leadership and Mentorship Program will be hosting a 3- day training from 21st– 23rd January 2019. Training commences from 9.00 am to 5pm on the 21st and 22nd and graduation will be held on the 23rd respectively.
  • The Standards and Best Practices program will be carrying out the January leg of eco audits in the Greater Maasai Mara Region. The audits will be taking place at various accommodation facilities and begin from 28th – 31st January 2019.

Be the first to know when and where industry event will be happening this year! Visit https://ecotourismkenya.org/events/

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