Tanzania Association of Tour Operators
for Public
12 August 2014

Dear TATO Members;



We have been informed by some of our Members that they are receiving emails from their overseas clients and agents raising concerns to travel to Tanzania due to the Ebola Outbreak in West Africa. Some members have even received cancellations due to this outbreak.


We would like to inform TATO Membership that to date there have been no reported cases of Ebola in Tanzania due to the outbreak in Western Africa and we understand that all airports and border posts are all on vigil of arriving visitors to the country. So far no Ebola has been detected.


According to the World Health Organization (WHO)


'The risk of a tourist or businessman/woman becoming infected with Ebola virus during a visit to the affected areas and developing disease after returning is extremely low, even if the visit included travel to the local areas from which primary cases have been reported.

Transmission requires direct contact with blood, secretions, organs or other body fluids of infected living or dead persons or animal, all unlikely exposures for the average traveler’s.'


As there are no reported cases at all of Ebola in Tanzania, the risk of any our tourists or visitors to Tanzania to contract this disease during their stay is currently nil. We would therefore like to assure our members, overseas clients and agents, that travel in and around Tanzania is currently risk free of Ebola.


Should this stance change whatsoever, we will update you accordingly.


Kind regards



Mr Willy Chambulo


Tato chairman

02 April 2012



Tanzania Association of Tour Operators (TATO) was established in 1983 to represent the licensed tour operators and carrying out Advocacy for and on behalf of its members, to coordinate Public and Private sector Partnership, to undertake and publish research in matters connected to tourism activities and operations, to disseminate information to its members and relevant institutions. The Association also provides Training and Education to its members and employees.


To become a strong and respected association that fully meets the needs of its members.


To unite, promote and give tools to local and international individual Tour operators to put Tanzania in the world Map, as most unique place for tourist destination globally.


(i) To promote and facilitate members to provide marketable tourist services into local and International market.

(ii) To act as a link between the members, government and its institutions in promotion of tourism in Tanzania.

(iii) To coordinate the members and help them in all technical matters pertaining Tourism both at national and International Level.

(iv) To promote tour operators ability to interact with community at large and to protect interest of individual tourists.

(v) To undertake feasibility study, research, appraisal, managing and executing programs and projects for the economic and community development in areas where tourism activities are carried out or in remote areas in Tanzania

Last Updated on 03 July 2013

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