Tourism industry leaders lobby Ndugai on better investment climate
PARLIAMENT has been required to help the country’s tourism industry flourish by ensuring that legislation relation to taxes and other regulatory bodies are business friendly.
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Tanzania makes tourism country’s top priority
Key players in Tanzania’s tourism and hospitality industry and the country’s National Assembly have agreed to work hand in hand in guaranteeing the industry with the due priority it needs for driving the national economy.
The Tanzania Association of Tour Operators (TATO) and Hotel Association of Tanzania (HAT) delegation recently engaged Parliament Speaker Job Ndugai in Dodoma in their latest attempt to lobby for fair treatment of the industry.
STATE LAUNCHES ONLINE SYSTEM FOR SEEKING VISA, RESIDENT PERMITS
The government yesterday introduced electronic visa and residence permit services for foreign nationals wishing to visit or live in Tanzania, billed to enhance efficiency and boost security as well as revenue collection.
Tanzania tour operators lose hope
Tour operators in Tanzania are losing hope over the government’s delay to enforce the import duty exemptions on tourist vehicles as the clock ticks towards the onset of the high tourism season.
During the 2018/19-budget session, Parliament amended the fifth schedule of the East African Community Customs Management Act 2004 in order to provide import duty exemption on various types of motor vehicles for transportation of tourists.
FZS, TATO, TANAPA PARTNERSHIP CURBS SUBSISTENCE POACHING IN SERENGETI
Public-private partnerships (PPPs) often seen as appropriate form for financing big infrastructure projects are also suitable in wildlife conservation project s, a recent example in Serengeti national park has proved.
In 2017, a handful of tour operators, Frankfurt Zoological Society (FZS) Tanzania National Parks (TANAPA) and Serengeti National Park (SENAPA) joined forces to fight against silent but yet deadly form of poaching in the Serengeti.
TANZANIA TOUR OPERATORS CONTRIBUTE $211,000 TO SAVE WILDLIFE
Tanzania tour operators have so far poured more than $211,000 into a Serengeti de-snaring program meant to combat a new form of poaching.
In 2017, a handful of tour operators, the Frankfurt Zoological Society (FZS), Tanzania National Parks (TANAPA), and Serengeti National Park (SENAPA) joined forces to fight against this silent and deadly form of poaching in the Serengeti.
The De-snaring Program, the first of its kind, has the objective of removing the widespread snares set by local bush meat mongers to catch massive wildlife within the Serengeti National Park and beyond.
TOUR OPERATORS STANDING WITH VICTIMS OF DEADLY TANZANIA ROAD ACCIDENT.
In Tanzania, six people, including four foreign tourists s from Italy and Spain as well as two locals, were killed on September 1st 2018 when the vehicle they were in collided with a lorry at Nanja Village in Monduli district, about 65 km from Arusha city.
Tour operators have contributed Tsh 6 million to the families of two Tanzanians killed in the recent road accident that cut short lives of four foreign tourists.
TOUR OPERATORS OFFER SH6 MILLION IN CONDOLENCES TO BEREAVED FAMILIES IN CRASH THAT KILLED TOURISTS.
Tour operators have contributed Sh 6 million to the families of two Tanzanians killed in a recent road accident that cut short lives of four foreign tourists.
Six folks, comprising of four tourists from Italy and Spain and two locals. Were killed on September 1st 2018 when the vehicle they were in collided with a lorry at Nanja Village in Monduli district, about 65 km from Arusha city.
TOUR OPERATORS GET SET FOR ARRIVAL OF MOUNTAINEERS.
Arusha Tanzania tour operators are rolling out the red carpet, eyeing the arrival of thousands mountaineers to ascend the seven summits later this year.
The seven Summits, a well-known mountaineering objectives, are the highest peaks on each of the seven continents.
TANZANIA TOURISM ROLLS OUT A WELCOME MAT FOR 100 MOUNTAINEERS.
Tanzania tour operators are rolling out the red carpet, eyeing a slice of thousands of mountaineers expected to ascend the Seven Summits later this year.
The Seven Summits, a well-known mountaineering objective, are the highest peaks on each of the seven continents.
TANZANIAN POLICE TO REDUCE ROADBLOCKS ON TOURIST ROUTES.
Tanzania’s Police Force would reduce the number of roadblocks along the routes to the tourism attraction sites to offer the holiday-makers a hassle-free journey, a cabinet minister has announced.
The move is following complaints from Tanzania Association of Tour Operators (TATO) over thick presence of traffic police on the roads leading to tourists attractions, each competing to stop tourists’ vehicles for unnecessary checkup.