Kilifair and Karibu Tourism fair about to open in Mount Kilimanjaro

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Fabulous and premier tourism exhibition the Kilifair and Karibu Tourism fair is set for grand opening Friday this week with expectation to attract attracted more than 400 exhibitors from key tourist markets of Africa, United States and Europe.

The Kilifair and Caribou tourism exhibition organizers said that the event had attracted over than 280 tour companies from countries such as USA, Canada and South Africa.

Organized by KILIFAIR Promotion Company, the premier tourism exhibition will take place from June 1st to 3rd in Moshi on the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro, northern Tanzania.

Carrying a banner of “Your Gateway to East Africa Tourism”, the fabulous tourism exhibition is expected to provide  a networking platform for stakeholders from around the world to share experiences, establish new business relations and improve existing contacts, organizers said.

Organizers said the premier KILIFAIR 2018 tourism exhibition represents promotion of the Kilimanjaro region the home of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa before the world through potential agents and buyers from Europe, America, Africa and Asia.

More than 4,000 visitors are expected to visit the three day event tourism fair which has become the biggest and most important Tourism Trade fair in East Africa. Tourist Boards from Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe, and Kenya have confirmed to participate in the fair.

About 100 foreign exhibitors are expected to participate the three-day exhibition that will boost Tanzania and East African tourism at regional and international levels.

Through a partnership with other regional tourist and travel trade exhibition organizers, KILIFAIR team is as well, expected to attend major fairs including the Magical Kenya, Pearl of Africa Uganda, WTM London, ITB Germany and WTM Africa in Cape Town.

Director from KILIFAIR promotions chief executive Tom Kunkler said the premier fair has introduced another indoor Tourism Expo in Tanzania and East Africa.

KILIFAIR and KARIBU Fair have recently joined into a single tourism and travel exhibition entity, targeting to market the African tourism on the foot hills of Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s tourist icon.

The two travel trade show organizers, KARIBU Fair and KILIFAIR have recently joined into a single tourism exhibition with organizers expecting to pull in more partners and key players in the tourism industry across East Africa and the entire African continent.

Under such a special arrangement, KARIBU Fair and KILIFAIR will annually alternate between Moshi and Arusha, then two sister tourist capitals in East Africa. The other such joint tourism fair will take place in Arusha next year, the Executive Secretary of the Tanzania Association of Tour Operators (TATO), Mr. Siril Akko, said.

He said the two travel trade organizations have aimed to create the largest and most important tourism trade fair in East Africa under one roof.

The KARIBU Travel and Tourism Fair (KTTF) was established about 15 years ago with high-end success in tourism development through its annual shows in Arusha.

Standing as the most competitive and dedicated travel market that brings the Eastern and Central African region and the world under one roof, providing overseas tour agents with an ideal platform to maximize their networking opportunities, KARIBU Fair has been listed among competitive travel shows taking place in Africa.

KILIFAIR stands as the youngest tourism exhibition entity to be established in East Africa, but, has had succeeded in making a record-breaking event by attracting a magnitude number of tourism and travel trade stakeholders.

Mount Kilimanjaro is the leading tourist attraction in East Africa and pulls in crowds of visitors all year round. The annual fairs include days of business networking and workshops for the tourism industry aiming to boost Tanzania tourism, as well as tourism in the Kilimanjaro region, a fast-growing locality on the African continent.

Attracting exhibitors from different African countries, the premier KILIFAIR Exhibition takes place in May or June every year, drawing a sizeable number of exhibitors, travel trade visitors, buyers and sellers from various corners of Africa, as well as guests from other parts of the world.

Moshi and Arusha are the leading safari capitals in Tanzania, taking advantage of the premier wildlife parks including Ngorongoro, Serengeti, Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Arusha and Mount Kilimanjaro.