Catering and Tourism Development Levy Trustees
Catering and Tourism Development Levy Trustees , was established in 1972. In 1997, the name changed to accommodate a new mandate. Its function is to control and administer the levy fund. Its mandate has been extended to establish and set standards for training institutions. Soon after independence, the Government integrated the development of tourism into the overall national plan for he country’s economic development. A key ingredient lacking at the time was a qualified human resource.
In response, the Government took deliberate measures to ensure that Kenyans were trained for this emerging economic opportunity. It introduced training for people in tourism such as hotel management, house keeping, food production, front office and food and beverage services.
Of primary concern was long-term sustenance of funding for training. To provide a consistent source of funding for training in tourism, the Training Levy Fund and Catering Levy Trustees were established under section 18 and 19 of the Hotels and restaurants act.
With the rapid growth of tourism and competition from other countries, the Government realised that aggressive marketing was vital. It, therefore, changed the name of Catering Levy Trustees CLT to Catering and Tourism Development Levy Trustees CTDLT to accommodate the additional mandate of financing the Kenya Tourist board. The organisation’s board consists of public and private sector experts and makes policies.
Catering and Tourism Development Levy Trustees CTDLT collect, control and administer the training and tourism development levy fund and establish and develop national standards for skills required in tourism. The organization has branches in Nairobi, Coast, western Kenya, Rift Valley and central Kenya.
Catering and Tourism Development Levy Trustees Contacts
Address: Shell and BP House, 4th floor, Harambee Avenue
Telephone Number: 020-2227719
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