Between January and July 2022, a total of 742,266 tourists were recorded to visit Tanzania tourism destinations, which is more than the record of 546,133 tourists from last year.
Tanzania’s tourism authorities note that the increase is made possible due to the government’s commitment and continued efforts to market the available tourism destinations within and outside the country.
The statistics were issued by the Acting Director General of Tanzania Tourists Board (TTB), Mr Felix John when addressing a press conference ahead of the event to mark the world tourism that marked every September 27.
At national level, the event will be held in the Njombe region with the aim to launch strategic marketing tourism destinations in the southern circuit.
The initiative is part of continued efforts to execute a strategy that will help the country to achieve its target of notching an income of 6 billion US dollars (about 14tri/-) from five million tourists in the year 2025.
As per John, they are continuing to promote and market our tourism destinations available in the country, the target to even surpass the 1.5million tourists who visited Tanzania in 2019 before eruption of Covid-19 pandemic.
Due to Covid-19, the number of tourists who entered Tanzanian in 2020 dropped to 620,867 whereas the collections also declined to 714.5 million Us dollars from 2.6billion US dollars in the year 2019.
Speaking, the Njombe Regional Commissioner Anthony Mtaka said they are well organized to host the event that is expected to add value to the tourism sector in the southern circuit.
He also invited investors to utilise the investment in multiple sectors that are supporting development of tourism for it to contribute highly to the economy.
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Author: Deb Davad