British supermodel, Naomi Campbell has agreed to be Magical Kenya’s International Tourism Ambassador after she met with the Cabinet Secretary for Tourism, Hon. Najib Balala, over the weekend.
The Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife today announced the news of her appointment in a statement saying that she will help promote Kenya as an ideal tourism and travel destination to the world.
“We welcome the exciting news that Naomi Campbell will advocate for tourism and travel internationally for the magical Kenya brand,” Balala said.
“Naomi Campbell will be Magical Kenya’s International Tourism Ambassador. That doesn’t take away from our domestic market; it only strengthens it. #MagicalKenya,” Balala tweeted.
Commenting on her appointment, Naomi commended Kenya’s government for the improvement of infrastructure at the Coast, including the upgrading of Malindi Airport to international standards adding that this will boost tourism in the region.
“I am also impressed with the world-class standard facilities at the Professional Golf Association Baobab course located in Vipingo Ridge, the only golf course accredited by the PGA in the whole of Africa. I invite golf professionals globally to visit the course to enjoy the experience,” Naomi said.
As part of her stay in Kenya, Naomi will help highlight Kenya’s amazing tourism destinations, the classic savanna safaris and colourful tribal cultures to revive the country’s tourism sector following shocks from COVID-19. She will also deliver messages about safe driving, encouraging Safari visitors to practice safety measures enforced by local authorities.