TANZANIA (eTN) – Through its newly-introduced economic diplomacy policy, Tanzania foreign missions in tourist market sources of Africa, Europe, America, and Asia had set up strategies that would help tourists looking to visit Tanzania, get quick and reliable information about this country and its tourist attractions.
Under such an arrangement, envoys appointed to represent Tanzania to other nations have been assigned a “Know your Country” educational tour that took them to Tanzania’s key tourist wildlife parks and other such sites.
With logistical support from the Tanzania National Parks, six newly-appointed envoys made an educational tour to key wildlife parks in Tanzania’s northern and southern circuits in a familiarization tour aimed at enlightening them with Tanzania’s most tourist-attractive sites.
The just ended, week-long tour had attracted the envoys, who are going to take their duties of tour in Belgium, Italy, China, Egypt, Uganda and Kenya.
New economic diplomacy policy requires Tanzania’s ambassadors to run marketing of tourism in Europe, North America, Far East and other key tourist sources through foreign missions in respective nations.
Tanzania National Parks, whose wildlife parks are under its management, had agreed to supply information aid to all missions where tourists are looking for visa and other information, as well as foreign and potential investors looking to invest in Tanzania’s tourist sector.
Tourism is one of Tanzania’s fastest-growing economic sectors, with 782,669 arrivals worldwide in 2010, representing a 9 percent increase over 2009. In the United States, Tanzania’s number-one source of tourism, tour operators reported an increase in bookings last year with several bookings slated up to next year.
The result of this growth is an increased demand for expanding hotel capacity, as well as flights, especially to Kilimanjaro International Airport, which is the gateway to the famous icons in the north, made up of Mount Kilimanjaro, Serengeti National Park, and the Ngorongoro Crater.