TOURISM BOOST

Naomi Campbell to become Magical Kenya's International Ambassador

Balala said she'll help promote Kenya as an ideal tourism and travel destination

In Summary

• Balala said he welcomes the exciting news that Naomi Campbell will advocate for tourism and travel internationally for the magical Kenya brand.

• Naomi commended the government of Kenya for the improvement of infrastructure at the Coast including the upgrading of Malindi Airport

Tourism CS Najib Balala with International super model Naomi Campbell who has been named Magical Kenya International Ambassador.
Tourism CS Najib Balala with International super model Naomi Campbell who has been named Magical Kenya International Ambassador.
Image: OLIVER VALENTA

International supermodel, Naomi Campbell, will now become Magical Kenya's International Tourism Ambassador, the Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife has announced.

In a statement released on Tuesday, Tourism CS Najib Balala stated that she will help promote Kenya as an ideal tourism and travel destination to the world.

This was agreed upon during her meeting with the CS over the weekend.

"We welcome the exciting news that Naomi Campbell will advocate for tourism and travel internationally for the magical Kenya brand," Balala said.

Tourism CS Najib Balala with International supermodel Naomi Campbell who has been named Magical Kenya International Ambassador.
Tourism CS Najib Balala with International supermodel Naomi Campbell who has been named Magical Kenya International Ambassador.
Image: OLIVER VALENTA

During the meeting, Naomi commended the government of Kenya 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.

Tourism CS Najib Balala with International supermodel Naomi Campbell who has been named Magical Kenya International Ambassador.
Tourism CS Najib Balala with International supermodel Naomi Campbell who has been named Magical Kenya International Ambassador.
Image: OLIVER VALENTA

Naomi jetted into the country last year, for the Christmas and New Year holidays.

She arrived aboard her luxurious jet and was in the tourist resort town of Malindi for one month.

Campbell stayed at the exclusive Lion in the Sun resort owned by her ex-boyfriend and billionaire Flavio Briatore.

The international celebrity's visit is a major boost to the tourism sector, which has been devastated by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Campbell is among many international celebrities who love the resort town of Malindi and was in the town last year for a photoshoot of an international magazine.