(Press release) Nairobi: A wave of new online travel solutions, especially relating to E-Commerce will be unveiled for the first time at the upcoming E-Tourism East Africa Conference in Nairobi, Kenya on the 2nd and 3rd of September this year.
The conference, which is being sponsored by Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB), Safaricom and the Crowne Plaza Hotel will feature leading global players such as Trip Advisor, Expedia and WAYN.com – the world’s largest travel focused social media site. The international experts will be giving presentations at the two-day conference, on how East Africa’s tourism sector can harness the potential of the web, especially following the enormous interest generated in Africa from the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
“The Tourism sector is hugely important to the growth and development of the region’s economies. The introduction of e-commerce in Kenya is an added opportunity for KCB to develop an innovative online booking solution”, said KCB Divisional Director Treasury, David Thuo. (KCB is a lead sponsor of the E Tourism East Africa Conference)
According to him, “the online booking solution allows for online transactions and reservations that are vital ingredients needed for the future of tourism across East Africa. The tourism sector will have an easy and affordable solution that will give access to reservations and management of online payments. With so many products and services being purchased online today, we want to ensure that the tourism sector knows the value and benefits of accepting online payments.”.
The E-Tourism East Africa Conference will be held in Nairobi at the Crowne Plaza Hotel – Upper Hill on the 2nd and 3rd of September 2010. Read more here…
For additional information visit www.e-tourismfrontiers.com
Here is a video from last year’s summit…
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