Tanzania: Dar to Receive 10,000 Chinese Tourists Next Year

The arrival of roughly 10,000 tourists from China is expected in Tanzania next year. This is thanks to an agreement inked between the Tanzania Tourist Board (TTB) and Touchroad International Group of China, which will organise the tours through chartered flights.

Latest figures show that Tanzania received 30,000 backpackers from China by mid this year, up from 13,760 who visited the country in 2012. China, the most populous country in the world with about 1.4 billion people, produces about 120 million tourists to foreign countries each year.

The agreement between TTB and the Chinese company was signed on the sidelines of the ongoing China- Tourism Roadshow which kicked-off on November 12 in Shanghai and set to feature in other major five cities in the East Asian nation.

From Shanghai, the tourism roadshow will proceed to Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Chengdu and Beijing, according to a statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation.

Over 200 participants took part at the opening ceremony of the first meeting of the roadshow which was graced by the Deputy Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism, Dr Aloyce Nzuki.

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