Tourism in Tanzania

  • UNWTO: International tourism – strongest half-year results since 2010

    AFGHANISTAN, 2017/09/09 Destinations worldwide welcomed 598 million international tourists in the initial six months of 2017, some 36 million additional than in the same period of 2016. At 6%, increase was well above the trend of recent years, making the current January-June period the strongest half-year since 2010. Visitor numbers reported by destinations around the world reflect strong request for international travel in the initial half of 2017, according to the new UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. Worldwide, international tourist arrivals (overnight visitors) increased by 6% compared to the same six-month period last year, well above the sustained and consistent trend of 4% or higher increase since 2010. This represents the strongest half-year in seven years.
  • International Arrivals To Africa Reach More Than 18 Million In 2017

    BOTSWANA, 2017/09/09 Market Research Company Euromonitor International revealed before this week the key trends shaping travel and tourism in Africa at the 41st Annual World Tourism Conference in Kigali, Rwanda. According to Euromonitor International’s new data, international arrivals to Africa grew by 6.5 % in 2017, to reach 18,550 million, up from 16,351 million in 2012. Key markets such as South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, Mozambique, Cameroon, Mauritius and Tanzania accounted for 70 % of international trips to the Sub-Saharan African region.
  • New air links provide support for Tanzanian tourism

    TANZANIA, 2017/08/01 An expansion in air connections, inclunding low-cost routes, is expected to help sustain Tanzania’s increase in visitor numbers and strengthen its tourism sector. Last month the UAE-based low-cost carrier flydubai announced that from late October it will launch six flights per week between the UAE and Kilimanjaro, the site of Africa’s tallest peak. The airline by presently operates services to Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar, and has plans to increase the number of direct flights to the latter from three per week to eight.
  • U.K. Firm To Build $1 Billion Resort in Tanzania

    TANZANIA, 2016/11/04 British firm Pennyroyal Gibraltar has announced plans to build a $1 billion resort complex on the island of Unguja in Tanzania. According to the Citizen, the new complex will be known as Zanzibar Amber Resort and will include five different 5-star hotels, a fully equipped equestrian center, a private jet airport featuring a 3,000-meter runway, national-of-the-art medical facilities, and an international school. The investment could drastically transform the island by providing additional than 1,500 jobs for locals during its construction. Pennyroyal Director Brian Thomson expects the project to take about eight years to complete.
  • Bismarck rocks, a major feature off the Mwanza shoreline

    TANZANIA, 2016/01/08
  • Tanzania targets the power of British soccer to market its tourism

    UNITED KINGDOM, 2014/12/18 Targeting to attract additional Britons to visit its premier attractions, Tanzania is looking at leading British football matches as a medium of exposing wildlife and other tourist attractions to a magnitude of British outbound holiday makers. Under a new partnership arrangement, Tanzania has partnered with Sunderland AFC (Black Cats) to publicize Tanzania as a tourist destination in Africa and on the development of a soccer training center in Tanzanian capital of Dar es Salaam. A appropriate function was held in London recently to cement a partnership between Sunderland and the Tanzania Tourist Board, and attract British football fans and other soccer fanatics to book a safari itinerary to Tanzania.
  • Bad consequence for Arusha’s tourism sector

    TANZANIA, 2014/11/19 Several sources were swift to offer their comments and their interpretation of what the causes of an Arusha’s Maasai Curio Market fire were, all agreeing though on one issue, that it very likely was an act of arson, before several “reasons” were advanced and argued over with this correspondent. There was much speculation last evening at the same time as the market caught fire and burned down to mere ashes, following reports before yesterday that the Tanzanian government had given up to 40,000 Maasai people in the Loliondo area a quit notice for the end of the year. The two major lines of thought were that this could indeed be linked to the eviction plans of the government to clear the land for a hunting concession for the Dubai royals, who will no doubt be less than happy to see their name dragged further into the mud in connection with the suggested backlash that this fire was set in retaliation.
  • Dodoma, the capital of Tanzania no hotel room free

    TANZANIA, 2014/02/17 Starting this weekend, 638 constituent assembly members will arrive in Dodoma, the capital of Tanzania, as the work for a constitutional review process is due to be launched by President Kikwete on Tuesday, February 18. All regular members of parliament and the assembly of Zanzibar will be part of the assembly which is tasked to produce a new constitution for the country, to be ready ahead of the 50th anniversary of the union between the mainland, again called Tanganyika and Zanzibar. President Kikwete only recently announced the names of 201 additional assembly members, drawn from across civil society and the business sector, all of whom are presently driving or flying to Dodoma to process their registration and get accommodated at over two dozen hotels which were selected by parliamentary staff providing the logistics for the constituent assembly members.
  • Saudi Princess set for Serengeti wildlife park field experience

    TANZANIA, 2014/01/12 Saudi Arabia Princess Haifa Bint AbdulAziz al Mogrin is set to participate a conservation youth conference scheduled in Africa’s famous Serengeti National Park in northern Tanzania mid-this month. The forthcoming Youth Forum will bring to Tanzania, a section of youths engaged in nature conservation leadership initiatives, focusing on Biodiversity Conservation. Princess Haifa has been impressed by wildlife miracles and secrets of nature in Serengeti National Park during her field visit to the park late last year. The Saudi Princess again preferred Serengeti National Park to be a host for the youth forum, basing on the park’s abundance of wildlife resources, officials from Tanzania National Parks said.
  • Tanzania tourism through joint hands with Thailand.

    THAILAND, 2013/08/12  Learning from successful stories on Thai tourism, Tanzania is looking at best options that would help to develop her tourism through joint hands with Thailand. Tanzanian minister for Natural Resources and Tourism Mr. Khamsi Kagasheki said Thailand had made large strides on tourism, something which Tanzania should learn and copy. Mr. Kagasheki expressed optimism that, the signed memorandum of considerate between Thailand and Tanzania on National Parks and Wildlife Management would bring closer the two nations in areas of tourism, mostly wildlife resource tourism.