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Tanzania: Local Celebrities Urged to Promote Tourism
Tanzanian celebrities including sports personalities and artists have been urged to use their social media accounts to promote tourist attractions available in our country.
The call was made by Tanzania Tourist Board (TTB), Managing Director, Devota Mdachi, when she held separate meetings with different iconic youth who live inside and outside the country.
One of them being national soccer team, Taifa Stars skipper, Mbwana Samatta, who ply his trade with Belgium top division side RFC Genk, Miss Tanzania USA 2015/2016, Aeesha Kamara and Bongo Flavor artiste Vanessa Mdee popularly known as V-money.
"The board would like to encourage youth, especially the iconic ones to use their positions to promote what we have been blessed with, mainly through their social media accounts as we are all aware of the impact of social media," Mdachi noted.
Expounding further, she said everyone should be ambassador in promoting the country's tourist attractions. In that effect, she said, the move will put Tanzania on word map and hence encourages more tourists to visit the country and by doing so the sector will grow and earn more revenue for the country as well as create employment opportunities.
The TTB boss also called upon other renowned sportsmen and artists to support the board's initiatives to promote Tanzania tourism attractions inside and outside the country.
On her side, 20 years old Miss Kamara, who pursues her bachelor degree in Mass Communication in Towson University, Maryland, USA, promised to be a good ambassador, saying she will work tirelessly to promote the country's tourism attractions to other Tanzanians who live in USA and other people.
Excited by what Tanzania has in tourism more than what they usually hear and read, Miss Kamara vowed to show others what the country is blessed with.
"I took pictures of places I visited and promised to continue upload them in my social network accounts and planned a trip to New York City to showcase the food, dance and all the attractions in Tanzania," said Miss Tanzania USA.
As the ambassador, Miss Kamara was given Tanzania map with all attractions, national flag, DVD's of documented tourist attractions, fliers and books with extra information on tourist attraction centres.