A high powered tourism delegation led by Mr. Ayoub Ibrahim, The Group Executive Officer of International Tourism Investment Conference (ITIC) and Mr. Cuthbert Ncube,the Executive Chairman of African Tourism Board (ATB) have paid a courtesy visit to the Honourable Minister of Natural Resources and Tourism Dr. Damas Ndumbaro at his office in Dar-Ar-Sallam, yesterday,leading the delegation from Bulgaria also to the National Tourism College of Tanzania which has been instrumental in training key front line Ambassadors who are currently playing critical roles in driving the tourism economic growth in the country.
“Tourism has become the leading economic sector that is providing direct employment, foreign exchange and global recognition, with such enjoyment on wildlife tourism with the focus on coastal and cultural Tourism which have enhanced Tanzania tourism in attracting diverse market segments both for tourists and visitors and also for investment opportunities. It is from this backdrop that ATB in working closely with the Ministry of Tourism in close colaboration with the Honourable Minister of Natural Resources & Tourism Dr. Damas Ndumbaro that we seek collaborations to drive, support and reshape the destiny of Tourism in this jewel of Africa that offers so much for the investors and travelers.
The political and economic stability that have played an essential roles in the process of economic growth in Tanzania which has drawn a reasonable traffic from the International community to the country. The passionate drive by Her Excellency, President Samia Suluhu Hassan who has become the number one country’s tourism Ambassador in promoting Tanzania as a foremost tourism destination in Africa, also placing the sector as a core pillar for sustainable growth in the Country.
The Hon. Minister emphasized the need for a closer global collaboration in fulfilling the objectives of the power economic drivers that will lead to both independence and economic emancipation of Africa’s majority.
On the side talks, ATB engaged with Tanzanian Tourism Board’s Gladstone to collaborate and work closely with the country in achieving its projected 30% growth towards its GDP participation earnings that will be a direct tourism sustainable growth.
If there was a time for Africa to rise, grow and command the growth destiny of its economies, there is no other better time than now with emphasis of greater collaboration in tourism and other viable sectors giving an assurance for a more sustainable and protected economic growth that will benefit the Continent at large.
Tanzania has been on a drive to consolidate on her progressive moves in tourists’ arrivals which has been yielding positve results and African Tourism Board along side their development partners hope to keep up the tempo at ensuring that the country and the continent by extension take full advantage of Covid-19 pandemic by turning things around positively in the tourism sector instead of impacting negatively.