General Overview
The Department of Tourism is the Principal advisor to the Cabinet Secretary and Principal Secretary on tourism matters.

Established Vision
To make Kenya the preferred tourist destination of choice.

Established Mission
To develop, market and manage sustainable tourism in Kenya.

Core values
Teamwork, Integrity, Professionalism, Courtesy, Commitment

Mandate
The Department of Tourism is responsible for tourism policy, management and product development. This mandate is derived from the Executive Order No.2/2013 and the Tourism Act, 2011.
The Department develops the National Tourism Strategy and matters related to policy formulation, coordination, planning and research, product development and International Cooperation activities in the field of tourism.