Boost your African business by offering knowledge and expertise to your clients!
We have an amazing experience for you to experience Africa first-hand:
- Pre-scheduled meetings with leading products and services who match your profile
- Networking events and seminars during the expo
- Educational fam trip to discover new products and immerse yourself in the culture of the region
Nairobi, Mara, Amboseli, Tsavo, Chyulu Hills, Samburu, Mount Kenya, Ol Pajeta, Laikipia, Rusinga Island, Diani, Mombasa, Malindi, Watamu
Please guide us on the areas you are most interested to see.
Fam trip: 28 Sep 2018 – 02 Oct 2018
What is included?
- 50% of your international air fare is reimbursed
- 3 nights’ accommodation in Nairobi during the expo
- Hosted pre-show fam trip in Kenya including transfers, accommodation and meals during your stay
WHAT DID OUR HOSTED BUYERS SAY ABOUT MKTE 2017?
“It was an incredible fam trip and just amazing to experience some of the wonderful highlights Kenya has to offer – it certainly makes the desk job easier when speaking with clients! The MKTE exhibition was excellent and I really enjoyed meeting with lots of useful suppliers.” Africa Travels (UK)
“A wonderful visit – really was great to be able to experience Kenya and now able to do more qualified comparison with South Africa.” The Travel & Cruise Company (Australia)
“Thank you for inviting Walthers as a hosted buyer for MKTE. It was truly an amazing experience and I can now confidently sell East Africa to our clients as I now have a better understanding on how things work.” Walthers (South Africa)
“After an amazing time in Kenya, plenty of new contacts and very interesting meetings and after worktime, only a couple of words to say Thank you.” Descubre Viajes (Spain)
““I had an amazing trip to Kenya and appreciate all the efforts made by the On Show team to make it so productive for the buyers.” SITA Tours (USA)
“The quality of exhibitors were superb, I had very productive meetings. Thank you!” Air Tours Club (Poland)
“Thank you for an amazing fam trip. I did not expect that Kenya will leave so many experiences in me. We had an amazing group of 5 guys. As far as business, I have arranged with more than 20 hotels to cooperate. We have our first 20 bookings. Good Job!” Firo-tour (Czech Republic)
“We have certainly benefited from the expo. We have found some good beach resorts in the Kenyan coast which we have already contracted. Also we have met a good safari DMC with whom we will work in the future.” Nandan Porob – Chimaya Holidays (Dubai)
“MKTE is an excellent platform to forge new partnerships and share creative ideas for incentive programs to benefit, ultimately my corporate clients and the end users. I believe the MKTE show will only continue to be better and bigger in the years to come, with every one of its organisers, exhibitors and buyers working together to promote Kenya as a world class destination with stunning visitation values! Thank you for this opportunity.” La Global Travel (Malaysia)
“It was a great move for KTB to engage the experts to run the show . That is the sense of responsibility and willingness to learn from others. MKTE 2017 has shocked the world. The show is becoming a great platform for East, Southern Africa, Africa and soon the World tourism platform in East Africa. Well done KTB, well done to the Kenyans, well done the Organising team!” Tanzania Travel & Safari Company (Tanzania)
“I totally fell in love with Kenya and its people. MKTE was a great opportunity to meet a wide range of suppliers” Native Escapes (Australia)
“The show was well organised, The broad variety of suppliers was excellent. All staff were very responsive, helpful and professional. The event exceeded my expectations. Thank you for a job well done.” Professional Travel Consultants (USA)
To apply as a hosted buyer, please complete the online application and ensure that your details are captured correctly for ease of communication moving forward. Please complete all the required fields.
MKTE’s evaluation committee may request additional information to verify your application. This information will be reviewed confidentially and will not be shared with other parties. Telephonic interviews may be required.
Applicants should fall into one of the following categories:
- Tour operator (focus on outbound from your country)
- DMC (focus on outbound from your country)
- Independent travel agent
- Incentive buyer
- Online booking company
To qualify as a hosted buyer, you must meet the following criteria that has been set by the evaluation committee of MKTE:
- Your organisation currently includes, or has future plans to include new products, partners and experiences in Africa in your brochures or tour itineraries;
- You, personally, have purchasing authority to include new products in your offering, and have permission from your employer to travel;
- You have not previously / recently been hosted at MKTE (preference will be given to new buyers);
- Your country is included in Kenya’s list of priority focus markets;
- You are prepared to pay 50% of your international flight.
Please note: All applications need to be completed in English. Those applications which are not completed in English will be disregarded. Any interviews will take place via telephone in English. If you are not the final decision maker, you may be asked to provide the contact information for this person.
On submission, your application will be considered by the evaluation committee and you will receive notification in writing regarding the status of your application.
Successful applicants will move forward with travel planning and matchmaking for the pre-scheduled appointments. You will be expected to upload a copy of your passport and airline ticket in order to start the process of regional travel.
We wish you all the best for your application.