Annual EAC Regional Tourism EXPO
Following a decision of the Extra-ordinary Meeting of the Sectoral Council on Tourism and Wildlife Management of 15th July 2022, the EAC organized annual regional tourism EXPOs that are hosted by the Partner States on a rotational basis.
The overarching objective of the EXPOs is to promote EAC as a single tourism destination, provide a platform for tourism service providers’ business to business (B2B) engagements, create awareness on tourism investment opportunities and address the challenges affecting the tourism and wildlife sectors in the region.
The EXPOs comprise of exhibitions by the tourism service providers, speed networking and B2B meetings and seminars on tourism and wildlife sub-themes.
The 1st EXPO was hosted by the United Republic of Tanzania in Arusha from 9th – 11th October 2022. Tanzania also hosted international buyers and media for fam trips from 12th – 16th October 2022.
The 2nd EXPO took place in the Republic of Burundi from 23rd – 30th September 2022 including exhibitions, seminars and fam trips to various tourist sites in Burundi.