Over the past few weeks, new cases of coronavirus have been reported in Europe each day and major events have been cancelled causing uncertainty throughout the travel industry. I want to take this opportunity to reassure our partners and industry colleagues that we are continually monitoring the situation. As of today, 3rd March 2020, we are still preparing to go ahead with Experience Africa in June as planned.

The health and safety of our delegates and staff will always be priority, so we will keep a close eye on further developments and follow official advice from the UK government and the World Health Organisation (WHO). Our delegates are based in countries that are currently not deemed to be high-risk COVID-19 areas, but we will continue to monitor these areas and the relevant government advice. If our position does change, please be assured that we will inform all delegates as soon as possible, but, for now, it’s business as usual.

We would encourage all delegates to refer to WHO’s guidelines for preventing the spread of disease. Now is the time to remain vigilant but rational as we can all do our bit to protect ourselves and each other.

I would like to extend my support to all those affected by the outbreak of the coronavirus, both on a personal level and in a business capacity. As an industry, we have taken several hits over the decades, but the travel industry (and that to Africa specifically) is resilient, and I’m confident that we can work together to come through this stronger than ever.

With the situation seemingly changing on a daily basis, we will respond accordingly and keep you updated on a timely and considered basis.

If you have any questions about the situation, please don’t hesitate to contact the team at [email protected].

Byron Shirto

Event Director