Nairobi — Kenya is positioning tea excursions as part of top tourism activities that will include to the range of tourism solutions presented by the place.
Bomet County on Friday played host to the unveiling of the tea tourism item ceremony paving the way for packaged tea excursions across tea developing areas in the nation.
“Countries these as India and China boast of tea tours, they have curved this niche since of the crop which Kenya is also identified for, an option we have sat on for so extensive,” explained Main Administrative Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife Joseph Boinet.
Speaking throughout the launch of the tourism product, CAS identified as on tour operators in the area to instantly bundle their travel programs to integrate the tea products in line with the variety of tourism deals.
“There is no superior way of making a synergy involving tourism and agriculture than embracing tea tourism as an entry issue to agro-tourism ventures. This will not only maintain our economic livelihoods, but our tourism approach to diversify item presenting,” reported CAS.
For the south Rift area, Boinet pointed out, the fantastic mix of both of those tea and wildlife safari presented by the famed Masai Mara Activity reserve will be an enjoyable journey strategy for equally the regional and worldwide customer.
Kenya is globally recognised for her terrific agricultural and horticultural offerings in particular tea, espresso, and bouquets. These are characteristics, Boinet observed, must be jealously guarded and harnessed to propel country’s economic gains.
With the unveiling of tea as a tourism experience, local and worldwide customer will be taken by means of a journey of tea husbandry popularly identified as ‘from the bush to the tea cup’. In accordance to the tourism marketer, Kenya Tourism Board (KTB), there is by now raising fascination by vacation businesses for tea excursions in Kenya.
Bomet governor Dr. Hillary Barchok reported the strategic location of the county as a gateway to the earth renowned Maasai Mara Activity Reserve will give prospect for tourists to practical experience both equally the tea and wildlife safari as one particular package.
He reported the location will anchor the desired destination for tea excursions currently showcased in countries these kinds of as India and China. The start of this product is the commencing of full exploration and maximization of added benefits that is inherent in the tea merchandise both of those at economic and social amounts “affirmed the governor.
Kenya is amongst the best a few foremost producers of tea with exports to Asia, Europe and the US.
The ideal climate coupled with very good husbandry has ensured that Kenya’s position as a premier tea destination continues to be undisputed. Kenyan tea is utilized to mix teas from other locations, an attribute that can make it the very best globally.