Despite news of wildlife poaching in Tanzania the current statistics show that the country is generating nearly 4 billion USD in the tourism sector; equal to 13% of the GDP MOblog can report.
Minister for Natural Resources and Tourism Lazaro Nyalandu speaks to invited dignitaries to bid a farewell to Tanzanian tour operators and tourism associations members who are leaving the country to Berlin to attend a top travel destinations to the world’s tourism professionals in Berlin.
Speaking to invited dignitaries at the cocktail party organized by the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Dar es Salaam, Chargé d’affaires Mr. Hans Koeppel said that after gold, tourism is the largest source of foreign exchange bringing 1.7 billion USD.
He said that for nearly 50 years the ITB has been the driving force in the worldwide travel industry with more than 170,000 visitors. Among these 113,000 trade visitors and 11,000 represented companies from 180 countries.
Mr Koeppel further noted that it opens its doors on Wednesday 5th March through to Sunday 9th March 2014.
“About 80 Tanzanian companies such as hotels, tourism associations and tour operators are going to present Tanzania as a top travel destination to the world´s tourism professionals represented in Berlin,”
“Next week you will have the chance to promote Tanzania’s image as a top tourist destination with highly attractive and unique sites.” He noted.