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Magical Kenya Travel Expo To Be Held In October

July 25, 2014 Exhibitions No Comments Email Email
The Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) has confirmed the annual Magical Kenya Travel Expo (MKTE) will return to Nairobi this year, to be held from 8 to 10 October, 2014.

In its fourth year, the Magical Kenya Travel Expo (MKTE) is aimed at raising the profile of the destination, and has become an important and influential platform for tourism networking and business transactions.

The Expo will be held at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC) and will run over two days for the trade and the final day open to the general public.  The trade days are  expected to draw over 150 local and international travel agents, tour operators and trade media.  Throughout the trade days  delegates will be invited to engage in one-on-one meetings with a variety of suppliers, and learn how they can best utilise the offerings of the destination’s diverse product for their clientele.

Hosted Aussie buyers will also participate in pre famil options and experience the magic of Kenya firsthand. The itinerary will showcase a combination of safari options, suitable for the Australian market to aid product expansion and increase leisure business to Kenya, whilst showing that despite recent challenges Kenya is very much open for business. Flights from Australia, all accommodation, all ground transportation, park fees, visas and most meals and will be covered for the buyers.

Registration process:

Product decision makers can register interest for a hosted buyer place at  www.mkte.co.ke/index.php  and clicking on the ‘Hosted Buyer’ tab. A limited number of places for hosted buyers are available and they will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis, as well as matching appropriate operators for the trip.  Application forms will all be centrally collated in Nairobi so please also email KTB Australian Representative at anne.morris@gtitourism.com.au once the form has been submitted. Hosted Buyers that are successful in securing a place will also undertake a pre famil in Kenya taking place from 1-7 October before the travel expo. The deadline for registration is 30 July, 2014.

All other trade industry members are welcome to register via www.mkte.co.ke/index.php and then by clicking on the ‘visitors’ tab.

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