TOSK STATEMENT ON COVID 19
As the proud stewards of SME and MSME Tour Operators in Kenya, our members have had the honor and privilege of providing unforgettable experiences to guests since 2015.
The rise of the coronavirus pandemic, also known as COVID-19, has presented the Tourism industry and our society with an unprecedented set of challenges. From airlines to Tour Operators, Travel Agents, Hotels, National Parks, our Guests, Employees, families, and friends.
We want to assure you that ALL our members have adhered to the National Government directives and protocols issued by the President. At the same time, our Public Relations team is in constant touch with the relevant Authorities to get the latest updates on Covid 19.
On cancellations, our members are working closely with guests whose travel has been affected by this pandemic and as such we have implored upon them to relax their cancellation policies in order to give our guests confidence in making future bookings.
As for the domestic market, outbound holiday bookings have also been halted until the situation normalizes.
We urge the public to act responsibly on health and safety matters and also strictly adhere to the National Government directives and protocols laid to control the spread of Covid 19.
The Chief Executive Officer,
On Behalf of the Executive Committee
Amref is a health organisation based in Nairobi and started their operations back in 1957 in a quest to deliver health services around Kenya. With a mission to deliver services, Amref grew to be a strong health organisation and expanded further to the East African and Southern African Countries.
They provide adequet and prompt health responses and evacuation to quickly access further medical help in a guests hospital of choice. With their different susbcription packages, Amref partnered with Tosk member who in return provide evacuation and to an extent medical cover to their guests on Safari in Kenya and africa.
Appreciation to clients for a job well done helps in creating a positive organizational culture and strengthening employee-leader relationships. This generally adds to the success of the business.
AMREF Flying Doctors being in operation for over 60 years in the aeromedical transport industry, On the 22nd November at AeroClub of East Africa held a cocktail appreciation party for their clients. This took place with also the appreciation of Dr. Bettina Vedina for working with AMREF for 21 years.
TOSK members took part and this positively added to their interaction with other key players in the Tourism Industry.
In the presence of H.E CS Defence Ambassador Raychelle Omamo who recognized the great part played by Bettina in her work as CEO AMREF.
Guests enjoyed the night with lots of networking to push their businesses higher.
TOSK Members benefits
TOSK members benefit hugely from partnership like this to provide the needed value-added services to their safari guests. As TOSK forges further into a strong partnership with Amref, it looked into providing the best rates for its members and also the best attention to any of our members who might need evacuation, medical help while on duty.
Be part of TOSK and benefit hugely to such advantageous services which will improve your service provisions to your guests.
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CBI is a Centre for the Promotion of Imports from developing countries. In partnership with STTA, they held a workshop with the objective: to support Tour Operator Society of Kenya (TOSK) goals to empower members and strengthen their capacity to access markets for sustainable growth.
The workshop provided resources on access to market information, for European buyers, and build capacity on knowledge and tools required for sustainability.
The workshop was productive and many tour operators will engage in booking tours to Kenya from Europe as they now understand the trends in the European Market and needs for each target group.
A team from CBI from the Netherlands and Northern Europe that specializes in connecting service providers from all over the world and consumers in Northern Europe, took an important initiative to take through Some Kenyan Tour Operators on how to target the European Market.
The team took us through some important points to note while thinking to target the European Market. some were to note the change in the travel industry. travelers are looking to experience and have memories rather than just coming for a tour. and more ways and factors we were trained to note and capture to target the current generation.
TOSk members were also urged to sell sustainable, conservation tours and safaris to their guests. Since a lot of awareness has been made to protect our ecosystem, more tourists look forward to participating in tours that look after their own ecosystem and wildlife.
Our members benefited greatly in this partnership with CBI and more pieces of training were proposed and are underway to be planned and done.
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Tourism for the future generations requires partnership and cooperation, with sustainable Travel and Tourism Agenda key players. TOSK undertook training for its members that will help them run for long in the Tourism Industry. Members got enlightened on the importance of practicing sustainable tourism.
Judy Kepher and TOSK thought of engaging Kenyan Tour Operators on the importance of practicing sustainable tourism. With proper policies and regulations, Tourism could grow responsibly impacting communities and locals. She gave us tips on how we should plan, arrange and advise our guests while on safari, on better practices to show.
Judy Gave us examples of countries that have been affected by increased and unregulated tourism practices. Countries such as Thailand, that receives more than 50 million visitors every year, closed their beaches due to pollution and the environmental negative impact it had. France as well receives 90 million-plus visitors every year, and they had to think about ways to control such an influx of guests.
our Tosk Members got tips and how they can practice proper tourism practices. Some courses were introduced to help members learn a few things that would help implement in their daily duties as they sell tours to their guests.
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