Comprised of five countries – Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania and Burundi – the East African Community has a growing business tourism industry in bustling and beautiful settings. Despite a tumultuous history, the region has stabilised over the last two decades and all of the countries now enjoy consistent political security and economic growth
What’s Happening Now
Holiday Tourism Fair – Kenya
Towards the end of March, the annual Holiday Tourism Fair takes place at the Sarit Exhibition Centre in Nairobi, Kenya. The show sees up to 15,000 visitors and over 70 exhibitors over the five-day running period. It allows Kenyans the opportunity to see the range of resorts, safari lodges and safari camps available to them at special, resident rates. This is the largest domestic tourism show, with leading hotels, lodges and hospitality services on display.
Arusha International Conference Centre – Tanzania
Arusha International Conference Centre (AICC) is a state of the art edifice located midway between Cairo and Cape Town. It can accommodate up to 1,350 delegates in the main auditorium and was built by the Government of Tanzania to enable and encourage Business Tourism to the nation. The AICC also has ample office space available to rent, as well as hospital services and residential housing units for international personnel working at Arusha.
Hotel Africana and Conventional Centre – Uganda
Located in Uganda’s largest and capital city, Kampala, Hotel Africana and Conventional Centre has over 14 conference halls with seating capacities ranging from 20 – 3000 participants. The conference rooms are internet-ready with dedicated high-speed wireless connections. Tele-conferencing, interpretation booths, built-in PAS, infra-powered communication systems, satellite TV, intercom and internet services are also available.
Kenyatta International Conference Centre – Kenya