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African leaders want to boost the African tourism

Posted by TRAVEL TOP COUNTRY MAG MEDIA on October 10 2022, 16:45pm

Categories: #Tanzania, #tourism, #economy, #UNWTO

In Tanzania, the 65th meeting of the UNWTO Regional Commission for Africa was held with 25 Ministers of Tourism and high-level representatives from 35 countries as well as leaders from the private sector. the Commission called the meeting ‘Rethinking Tourism’, with a focus on innovation, branding, jobs and education and partnerships.

UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili said: “Tourism in Africa has a long history of bouncing back. And it has shown its resilience again. Many destinations are reporting strong arrival numbers. But we must look beyond just the numbers and rethink how tourism works so that our sector can deliver on its unique potential to transform lives, drive sustainable growth and provide opportunity everywhere in Africa.

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Her Excellency President Samia Suluhu Hassanof Tanzania warmly welcomed all delegates and UNWTO officials, calling on them to “embrace sustainability” and highlighting the work Tanzania has been undertaking to protect the natural habitats and wildlife that help make it a popular destination while also increasing inclusivity in the sector. Tanzania’s Minister for Natural Resources and Tourism, Pindi Hazara Chana, also noted that the country is looking to diversity its tourism sector in order to boost arrival numbers and revenues over the next five years.

Last month, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism (MNRT), the Tanzania Investment Centre (TIC) and the Zanzibar Investment Promotion Authority (ZIPA) launched a series of report on doing  business in tourism a coordination with UNWTO

In an effort of the continuous series of Tourism Doing Business reports, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is proud to have coordinated efforts with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism (MNRT), the Tanzania Investment Centre (TIC) and the Zanzibar Investment Promotion Authority (ZIPA) to create tools in order to promote it. 

Tanzana represents almost 60 millions inhabitants with a stable political with a clear resilience to external shocks according to the culture of the country;. After experiencing a strong growth in recent years, the country’s growth rate of GDP slowed down over the past two years due to the detrimental consequences of COVID-19. Nevertheless, the United Republic of Tanzania’s GDP grew at 4.90% in 2021 whilst the global economic recovery rebooted and experts forecast that economic growth will pick up again from 2022 with an estimation of 5% of GDP growth.

 

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