Tanzania: Conference Tourism to Boost Foreign Visitors' Number By 2020

THE government is focused to boost conference tourism, banking on the country's conducive environment, good weather, decent accommodation, modern meeting facilities and improved communication infrastructure.

It emerged during a conference organised in Arusha by the Tanzania Tourist Board (TTB) in association with African Tourism Partners that leisure tourism is slowly but surely being replaced by 'working visits,' where people travel from one place to another, not only to enjoy sceneries but also making use of the time in being productive away from office.

"We are bringing together hoteliers, tour and travel agents as well as representatives from local and International Airlines to hatch new means of capitalizing on conference tourism," said Ms Devotha Mdachi, the Director General for Tanzania Tourist Board.

According to Ms Mdachi, TTB was setting up special branch which will work to address the issue of promoting Tanzania's conference tourism across the globe.

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Source: AllAfrica