UPDATED: Following the spread of the coronavirus across the globe and the attendant cancellation of events and lockdown in different countries, the organizers of KARIBU-KILIFAIR, Tanzania’s famous travel and tourism exhibition have again been forced to postpone the 6th edition of the event from September, from 4th – 6th, 2020 to June 4-6, 2021. This is the second time the edition is being postponed following the earlier change from June 2020 when the organizers originally planned to host the event. This is to allow the coronavirus pandemic to be taken care of by health officials and give room for economic activities to resume before staging the exhibition.
Earlier in March, the organizers said “the directors and the team of KILIFAIR Promotion are keenly monitoring all developments regarding the pandemic and impact for the tourism industry. Following economists’ and researchers’ forecasts, the situation shall be “under control” again after the next 2-3 months. This is the time when businesses will re-open their doors to serve customers and tourists who will slowly start to travel again – for this time we all need to be ready!”
However, the Covid-19 challenges have not been fully brought under control and this informed the present postponement. Other than the change of dates, everything else remains as planned. This edition will be held in Arusha, and over 500 exhibitors and hundreds of local and international buyers/agents are expected to attend the event.