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General Information........................................................... 5 Program of Events...............................................................7 Educational Sessions......................................................... 9 Featured Exhibitors........................................................... 12

LIGHTS, CAMERA, AGENTS! Filming of ASTA’s TravelSense series will be taking place during ADE.

TravelSense is a lifestyle program providing insights into how travel agents serve as ‘experience curators’ of amazing, authentic experiences. The series aims to give meaningful insight into: • A firsthand account revealing and experiencing how ASTA agents go about sourcing the practical tips and information consumers need to know about Kenya. • How ASTA engages with travel destinations, to bring the very best insights and experiences back to consumers.


GENERAL INFORMATION ASTA Registration Desk, open Saturday, February 25 7:30 AM – 4:30 PM Location: KICC Lobby Join ASTA or renew your membership Register for one of our exciting 2017 events!

DRESS CODE Business casual for all seminars, general session, trade show and evening events. Casual attire, including good walking shoes, is suggested for sightseeing tours. Plan to bring sunscreen, bug spray, sunglasses, and water.

TRANSPORTATION All transfers pick up at both of our official expo hotels: The Intercontinental Nairobi and the Sarova Stanley Hotel.

POST SAFARIS The ADE Safari Post-tours pick-up from The Intercontinental Nairobi and Sarova Stanley Hotels. Pre-registration was required.


FAIRMONT MARA SAFARI CLUB

FAIRMONT THE NORFOLK

FAIRMONT MOUNT KENYA SAFARI CLUB


SCHEDULE OF EVENTS FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24 6:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Sightseeing Option 3 - Nairobi National Park 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Sightseeing Option 1 - Nairobi Day Trip 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Sightseeing Option 2 - Nairobi Day Trip 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Welcome Reception - The Carnivore Transportation to the Welcome Reception will depart from the hotels at 6:30 PM. Sponsored by

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25 7:30 AM - 8:00 AM

Breakfast on your own at your ADE Hotel 7:45 AM - 8:00 AM

Transfers to Kenyatta International Convention Center 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Registration Desk Opens 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

General Session


10:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Coffee Break on Trade Show Floor 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Education Sessions 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Lunch on Trade Show Floor 2:45 PM - 3:30 PM

Education Sessions 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

Education Sessions 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Transfers to Evening Event 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Evening Event at the Tribe Hotel

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Departures for optional Masai Mara safari’s from offical expo hotels •

Safari Option 1 - Sentinel Mara

Safari Option 2 - &Beyond Kichwa Tembo and Bateleur Camp

Safari Option 3 - Three Day Road Safari @ Mara Sarova Camp


EDUCATIONAL SESSIONS THE CRADLE OF MANKIND Kenya’s rich pre-historic heritage not only tells the story of man’s origin and evolution, but also has contributed to the understanding of the earth’s history. Several thousand fossils and artifacts spanning over 27 million years have been discovered in Kenya. Kenya is truly the cradle of mankind; evidence of man’s earliest settlement was found in Koobi fora in northern Kenya. In 1984, a team of archeologists discovered the bones of the world famous “Turkana Boy” near Lake Turkana. Dated 1.6 million years old, “Turkana Boy” is the most complete prehistoric human skeleton ever found. Lake Turkana is the renowned site of the discovery of Homo habilis among other extensive paleontological finds. In 2012, the skeleton of the “Turkana Boy” was exhibited in an art and cultural show in Florence, Italy. This session will give you insight into the origin of mankind through the evidence which has been collected, preserved, studied and documented Kenya’s past and present heritage.

THE CULTURE OF KENYA Every year thousands of tourists come to Kenya not only to see the wildlife but to experience Kenya’s unique culture. Kenya culture is a fascinating way of life that blends the traditions of thousands of years of African social evolution with the modern influences of


the 20th century. The multifaceted culture of Kenya is expressed in different forms, ranging from its people and language, food, music and dance, art, artifacts, theatre and literature to its ethnic values and ethical norms. Combined with other traditions, these forms of expression and lifestyle form an identity that is uniquely Kenyan. The Kenyan population is comprised of 42 tribes each with its own unique dialect. As Kenya’s national languages, Swahili and English bridge the communication gap and unite Kenyans as a single nation. The knowledge of Kenya’s culture will be a great selling point which will entice your clients to visit the Country.

SELLING DESTINATION KENYA Kenya is known for its safaris, rich culture, diverse climate and geography, and expansive wildlife reserves and national parks. This session will focus on the geography, culture, essential sites and attractions, travel tips and sample itineraries that will help you create memorable trips for your clients. A panel of tour operators will take you through the session and will be there to answer your questions.


SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT During General Session


FEATURED EXHIBITORS Cactus Tours Madagascar 146B Antanetibe-PO Box 206 Ivato Airport Antananarivo Analamanga 105 Madagascar Manda Razakavonison Managing Director mandasoa@cactus-madagascar.com +261 202201825 A Malagasy company, Cactus Tours Madagascar provides customized quality tours to make our guests experience the unique wildlife and the culture Madagascar. We are acting decisively to benefit the local community and to preserve the natural environment of the Island.


FAIRMONT MOUNT KENYA SAFARI CLUB

Fairmont Hotels and Resorts, Kenya Harry Thuku Road PO Box 58581-00200 Nairobi 200 Kenya Guillaume Durand Group Director Sales & Marketing - Kenya guillaume.durand@fairmont.com +254 202265842 Discover Kenya with Fairmont’s unrivalled locations. Fairmont The Norfolk, iconic landmark featuring tranquil gardens in the city; Fairmont Mara Safari Club, luxurious tented club overlooking the Mara River and Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club, famous retreat located on the Equator.


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