Tanzania Association of Tour Operators (TATO) has stepped up an emergency relief valued at $51,200 to victims of deadly mudslides that rocked Katesh township in Hanang’ District, Manyara Region, Tanzania, early December 2023. It rained cats and dogs in Katesh and its environs on the day, leading part of the nearby Mount Hanang to collapse, […]

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120+ members from nearly 267 tour companies participated in the 40th AGM held at Gran Melia Hotel in Arusha.Corporate social responsibility must be scaled up through TATO – is a key resolution reached.Six new board members elected.Collaboration with the government remains the beacon of tourism industry’s growth. The 40th Annual General Meeting of the Tanzania […]

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The Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism of the United Republic of Tanzania has announced the opening of applications for Tourism Business Licenses (TTBL) for the year 2024. All tourism operators, including Tour Operators, Safari Outfitters, Travel Agents, and various other categories as per the Tourism Act No. 29 of 2008, are advised to initiate […]

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In a landmark event, the Tanzania Association of Tour Operators (TATO) celebrated its 40th anniversary at the 40th Annual General Meeting (AGM) on November 28, 2023, unveiling a revitalized logo under the astute leadership of Chairman Wilbard Chambulo. The momentous occasion, held in Arusha and attended by industry stakeholders and government officials, highlighted TATO’s unwavering […]

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Tour operators in Tanzania are negotiating with the German leisure airline, Condor with a view to enticing with the Frankfurt-based airline to include the northern circuit in its East African Scheduled flights,arrently covering Nairobi, Zanzibar and Mombasa. Tourism is currently Tanzania`s number one foreign exchange earner, bringing in $3.15 billion during the year ending September […]

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Tanzania 2023-24 fiscal year commenced in July 2023. Please find below and attached highlights from Tanzania 2023-24 Budget, and 2023 Tax Calendar: 1) Tanzania Budget 2023-24 Summary, prepared by the Ministry of Finance and Planning, Government Budget Division, issued in July 2023 (download here) 2) Tanzania 2023-24 Budget Bulletin, prepared by PWC (download here) To help with compliance, […]

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ARUSHA: AT least 15 foreign travel and tourism agents are currently in Tanzania exploring the tourist allures, courtesy of Tanzania Association of Tour Operators (TATO).Under the auspices of TATO, through its tourism reboot programme in collaboration with the Tanzania National Parks (TANAPA) and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority (NCAA), the agents mainly from the US, Croatia […]

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On 21st March 2023, The Government of the United Republic of Tanzania (URT) declared the outbreak of Marburg Viral Disease (MVD) which has affected two wards of Bukoba District Council, Kagera region located in the North-Western part of the country. Following the outbreak, the Government of the URT has decided to implement and enhance public […]

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Following the updated Travel Advisory no.12 valid for Mainland Tanzania from 12th January 2023, on 1st February 2023, the Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar updated its Travel Advisory to No.15: All travelers entering including returning residents or transiting Zanzibar through sea ports or airports, advised to be fully vaccinated as per approved schedule of primary vaccination […]

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Written by Adam Ihucha, image courtesy of rongai Tanzania tour operators will embark on executing a strategic destination-marketing blitz in the middle of this month. Under the auspices of Tanzania Association of Tour Operators (TATO), through United Nations Development Programs (UNDP) support, among other initiatives, this will endeavor to recoup the multi-billion-dollars tourism industry. The […]

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Tanzania Association of Tour Operators (TATO) on 14th October 2022 commemorated the Late Father of the Nation, Mwalimu Julius K. Nyerere, at Gran Melia Hotel in Arusha, Tanzania.  The colorful event commenced with a quote from the 1961 Arusha Manifesto, where Mwalimu Nyerere’s philosophy to protect Tanzania’s wildlife as a national heritage is expressed as a […]

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Arusha, Tanzania, 14th April 2022 — TANZANIA is the home of the Number #1 Safari destination in the World and houses four of the most coveted adventure destinations on earth: the Serengeti, Mount Kilimanjaro, Zanzibar, and Ngorongoro Crater. TATO, Tanzania Association of Tour Operators, Tanzania’s leading members-only group advocating for over 300 private expert tour […]

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Stakeholders of the tourism industry gathered in Moshi, Kilimanjaro region on 8th March 2022, to implement the directive of Minister of Natural Resources and Tourism, Dr. Damas Ndumbaro, to deliberate and vote for or against the proposed Cable Car on Mount Kilimanjaro. There were eleven Member-based Organizations whose members attended and voted against the proposed project, […]

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