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K .A .T .A
Kenya Association of Tavel Agents
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Big Goals
Together We Build Your Position in the Sector!
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success
To champion and sustain growth of Travel Industry in Kenya
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Flying high
To champion and sustain growth of Travel Industry in Kenya
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Over The Boarders
To champion and sustain growth of Travel Industry in Kenya

Who we are...

The Kenya Association of Travel Agents is the national umbrella body for Travel Agents in Kenya, with a growing membership of over 170 Travel Agencies. It is Kenya’s largest and only membership organization for travel agents. KATA transitioned from a society to a company limited by guarantee in September 2018, providing more space for growth and defending the travel trade. KATA is a member of the Universal Federation of Travel Agents’ Association (UFTAA) which represents 84 countries. It also hosts the Secretariat of the Association of Eastern and Southern African Travel Agents (AESATA).

our vision

To be the leading authority on Travel Trade in Kenya.

our mission

To champion and sustain growth of Travel Industry in Kenya.

Our core

Values

We strive to be the best in everything we do. Exceeding expectations for continual improvement
Excellence
core
We adhere to work ethics, respect and consideration for others.
Professionalism
core
We are committed to principles of trustworthiness, honesty and reliability in order to build the credibility of the Association and its members.
Integrity
core
We adhere to reasonable due diligence in conduct of business on behalf of members.
Care
core
We foster the spirit of working together and collaborating for greater achievements.
Unity
core

Our Story

KATA board committees support the Board in executing its mandates. Members of these committees include members sitting on the Board and others drawn from the general membership. A typical committee will have a membership of between 5-7 members who serve on voluntary basis. Meetings of the board committees are held quarterly unless there are compelling reasons that may force the committee to meet more frequently.

BOARD MEMBERS

The role of the Executive Committee is to implement the Board’s fiduciary, strategic plans, policies, and decisions consistent with the organization’s Vision, Mission and Guiding Principles. 

The Executive Committee supports the CEO and engages in decision making between Board meetings or in urgent and crisis circumstances. The Executive Committee can act on behalf of the full Board.

Mohamed Wanyoike
CHAIRMAN
Shazmin Manji
VICE
CHAIRMAN
Dr. Joseph Kithitu
FINANCE
DIRECTOR
Shilen Jobanputra
MEMBERSHIP & DISCIPLINARY COMMITTEE
Rashida Perreira
COAST
LIAISON
Tracy Scott
MEMBER
Shukri Aden
MEMBER
Patrick Ngotho
MEMBER
Agnes Mucuha
MEMBER
Juile Scott
MEMBER
Executive Committee of the Board
Executive Committee of the Board
Executive Committee of the Board
KATA BOARD
KATA BOARD
KATA BOARD
KATA BOARD
KATA BOARD
KATA BOARD
KATA BOARD

KATA Board Committee Support

The role of the Executive Committee is to implement the Board’s fiduciary, strategic plans, policies, and decisions consistent with the organization’s Vision, Mission and Guiding Principles. The Executive Committee supports the CEO and engages in decision making between Board meetings or in urgent and crisis circumstances. The Executive Committee can act on behalf of the full Board.

The Executive Committee consist of the Chairperson of the Association, Chairpersons of the Board Committees and the CEO.

The Committee Members are;

  1. Mohammed Wanyoike
  2. Shazmin Manji
  3. Joseph Kithitu
  4. Shilen Jobanputra
  5. Nicanor Sabula

Assists the Board in its oversight of the Association’s integrity of the financial statements, Association’s compliance with legal and regulatory requirement, assurance of effective and independent audit & risk assessment function; and performance of the Associations internal control and information technology systems.

The Committee Members are;

  1. Joseph Kithitu – Chairperson
  2. David Wachira
  3. Shilen Jobanputra
  4. Shukri Aden
  5. Joy Makena

Advises the Board in dealings with IATA related issues including representation at the various IATA forums. The committee will further support the Board to build and foster relations with key industry partners such government, regulatory authorities, airlines, GDS companies, training institutions, other industry associations among others.

The Committee Members are;

  1. Shazmin Manji – Chairperson
  2. Mohammed Wanyoike
  3. Abdulrazak Khalfan
  4. Shilen Jobanputra
  5. S.G. Kaka
  6. Julie Dabaly Scott
  7. Patrick Ngotho
  8. Florence Maina
  9. Joseph Kithitu
  10. Shilen Jobanputra
  11. Femina Dawoodia

The committee is charged with the responsibility of managing membership related services that include recruitment, development, strengthening and disciplinary cases and handles all the consumer complaints.

The Committee Members are;

  1. Shilen Jobanputra – Chairperson
  2. Femina Dawoodia
  3. Mira Bid
  4. Shukri Aden
  5. Rashida Pereira
  6. Yusuf Mohammed

 

Our Mandate 
Represent
Represent
Represent members in local and international spaces.
Represent
Influence
Influence
Lobbying for favourable policies on behalf of members.
Influence
Defend
Defend
Protect travel trade through advocacy and enforcing code of ethics and standards.
Defend
Empower
Empower
Members and association through institutional capacity building
Empower
Socialize
Socialize
Networking and building partnerships with local and international organizations.
Socialize
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