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Kenya beats China to host global hospitality congress

By Philip Mwakio | May 14th 2014
By Philip Mwakio | May 14th 2014

By Philip Mwakio

Kenya Utalii College has been chosen to host the 55th International Association of Hotel Schools (EUHOFA) Congress in 2016.

The Principal of the College, Kenneth Ombongi said the decision to award Kenya the host status was made during the EUHOFA International Board Meeting held in The Hague, Netherlands over the weekend.

“This international body has 218 members. Of these, 153 are full members; 34 Fellow Associate Members and 21 honorary members,’’ Dr Ombongi said in an email interview with The Standard from the Hague.

"EUHOFA," Ombongi added," supports networking among top hotel schools in the world, introducing members to innovative training programmes and presents possibilities for student and staff exchange." The choice for the 2016 Congress was between China and Kenya.

The board solidly voted for Kenya.

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