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German Ambassador to grace the premier KILIFAIR tourism exhibition

Apolinari Tairo, eTN Tanzania Correspondent  Apr 10, 2016

The Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Tanzania, Mr. Egon Kochanke, is expected to participate and grace the premier KILIFAIR tourism and travel exhibition scheduled to take place on the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro in northern Tanzania early in June.

Mr. Kochanke had agreed to support the KILIFAIR 2016 exhibition through his personal attendance to the event, organizers said.

The German ambassador had promised to full support the event during a brief interaction with KILIFAIR directors at a send-off ceremony thatwas organized by German embassy in Dar es Salaam for ITB 2016 team and which KILIFAIR directors had participated.

The newly established KILIFAIR Tourism and Travel exhibition is expected to attract a magnitude of tourist and travel companies to exhibit and showcase their services and products available in Tanzania’s fast growing tourism, also to promote Kilimanjaro region as the tourist and business attractive area.

Reports from Moshi on the laps of Mount Kilimanjaro said the KILIFAIR tourism and travel exhibition will be taking place from June 3 to 5, with expectation to draw competitive travel trade companies, tourism and travel executives with other participants from Tanzania, East Africa and the rest of the world.

Reports from KILIFAIR Promotion Ltd, the organizing company of the event said the exhibition is scheduled to attract more than 250 exhibitors and buyers to showcase the services and products they offer to their clients.

The organizers further said more than 154 exhibitors from Zimbabwe, Rwanda, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zanzibar, India and Ethiopia are expected participate.

The fair will include three days of networking and workshops for tourism industry, while there will feature also African fashion, arts and crafts. Carrying a banner of ‚ÄúBoosting Tanzania Tourism‚ÄĚ, KILIFAIR is as well, targeting to promote tourism in Kilimanjaro region, the fast growing locality in the African continent.

Modern lodges have sprung up in villages located on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro readily equipped to provide services to mountain climbers and other tourists visiting the coffee and banana farms on the mountain's foothills.

Development of medium and modern tourist hotels also small sized establishments in villages surrounding Mount Kilimanjaro is a new type of hotel investments outside the towns, cities and the wildlife parks in Tanzania.

Living standards, economic activities and rich African cultures have all attracted tourists from across the world, who come to visit and stay with local communities living in villages on the laps of Mount Kilimanjaro, far from the town.

But, with the growing prominence of Mount Kilimanjaro, coupled with demand for more hotels in the surrounding area, luxury hotels and lodges are sprouting in local villages, full of African cultures and ways of life that is blended with modern living standards.

Covered in mist, full of legends and mystery, Mount Kilimanjaro is Tanzania's leading tourist hot spot, pulling crowds of holidaymakers every year.

The mountain represents the worldwide image of Africa and its towering, snow capped symmetrical cone is synonymous with Africa. Internationally, the challenge of learning about, exploring and climbing this mysterious mountain has captured the imagination of people throughout the world.

To many tourists, the chance to climb this highest mountain in Africa is an adventure of a lifetime. Until today, mount Kilimanjaro has been a symbol of various national and international activities, business and even politics.

Business companies and various social clubs have their registrations named Kilimanjaro to honor this majestic peak in Africa.

In 1961, the flag of the newly independent Tanzania was carried and hoisted on top of the mountain to stir up political campaign for unity, freedom and fraternity to the people of Tanzania and Africa.

Tanzania National Parks (TANAPA) and Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority (NCAA) are the leading tourist and wildlife conservation institutions signed to participate the KILIFAIR exhibition.

Tanzania National Parks is the custodian for Mount Kilimanjaro National Park where Mount Kilimanjaro is located. Ngorongoro Crater, Mount Kilimanjaro and Serengeti National Park have been named the New Seven Wonders of Africa by their astounding natural attractions

Other sponsors for the KILIFAIR 2016 exhibition are Ethiopian Airlines and FastJet. Ethiopian Airlines is the officially appointed international Airlines partner of KILIFAIR 2016. FastJet, will offer a return ticket to be won at a raffle as among the event sponsors.

German Ambassador to grace the premier KILIFAIR tourism exhibition

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