The Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) has postponed the 10th edition of the Magical Kenya Travel Expo (MKTE) over the COVID-19 pandemic.
KTB announced the postponement due to growing concerns to the safety of the participants over the highly contagious disease. Since the first case of COVID-19 was reported in March, the government has since put in place measures to contain the rapid spread of the virus which include travel restrictions in regions and international travel, a ban on all gatherings and emphasis on social distancing.
“Our top priority is the health and safety of everyone involved in MKTE. Due to the escalation of the COVID-19 epidemic around the world, KTB would like to inform you that the MKTE 2020 edition which was to be held from 07th to 09th October 2020 has been cancelled. An alternative date will be communicated. We appreciate all the exhibitors, hosted buyers, media, partners and stakeholders who have continued to support MKTE,” the board announced on their web page.
MKTE brings together tourism leaders and policy makers from the East African region to experience and sample leading tourism products and welcomes over 200 exhibitors.