The Pride Inn Managing Director Hasnain Noorani has urged the new county government heads to consider working with the hospitality sector which has an immense potential of recruiting new employees.
The Hotel industry received a big blow after the Covid 19 pandemic hit. Eateries and hotels were closed, hence there was a lack of revenue. Over 2.5 million people were laid off from their jobs during the first five months of the pandemic.
The hospitality sector is urging the new Governors to collaborate and help re-instate those who lost their jobs during the pandemic.
Mr. Hasnain Noorani specifically said the industry had the potential of hiring at least 1.2 million new employees as the industry was on its road to recovery as international tourists continued to pour into the country.
According to data compiled by the Tourism Research Institute (TRI), the country recorded 924,812 international tourists from January to August representing a 91 percent growth compared to 483,246 recorded in the same period in 2021.
Noorani made his statement in time before the elected Governor’s induction ceremony at the PrideInn Paradise Beach & Spa Hotel in Mombasa.
“We invite county governments to collaborate with us. Whether it is by bringing conferences to our properties or outsourcing our services, working together will help us help them fulfill their promise of creating jobs for unemployed Kenyans,” said Noorani