KGU Keen On Promoting Golf Tourism, Says Muhoro

Windsor Golf Hotel and Country Club

Stakeholders in the hospitality industry have been urged to take full advantage of sports tourism in a bid to market Kenya as a tourism destination. Kenya Golf Union (KGU) executive committee member, Anthony Muhoro, said KGU are very focused on golf tourism. “Our partnership with Hotoso will go a long way in fostering this initiative of golf tourism and we are working with people in the hotel industry to have golf in Kenya a destination of choice in this part of the world,” he said.

Muhoro was speaking during the launch of the inaugural Hospitality and Tourism Sports Organization (HOTOSO) golf tournament. He said Kenya Open, which is a round of the European Challenge Tour, is a perfect example of the success story in golf tourism.

The Hotoso Golf Day will be held at Windsor Country and Golf Club today. This is the first time golf is being incorporated into the Hotoso calendar which has traditionally started in March. The event is being sponsored by Kenya Airways, Coca Cola, Kenya Tourism Fund, Kenya Tourism Development Corporation, Kenya Association of Hotel Keepers and Caterers and Parklands Sports Club (PSC).

Source: The Star (Kenya)