In an effort to increase revenue from the Tanzania tourism sector, Tanzania’s Prime Minister, Mizengo Pinda, has announced plans for the government to launch a tourism promotion campaign in the Middle East and the Gulf countries, including the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
According to Hon. Pinda, bilateral relations between Tanzania and the Arab World nations should include joint tourism investment projects including in accommodation facilities, transportation and travel services, conferences/convention centers, education and training institutes, food and services, recreation facilities and entertainment.
“This is among the sectors that we believe will bring in more revenues,” he said during the opening of the Tanzania tourism expo, investment and business promotion that was recently held in Dubai, UAE.
Hon. Pinda went on to indicate that policies, laws and regulations have been changed over the past several years in order to accommodate more investments and remove unnecessary bureaucracy with the hope that potential investors would take advantage of these changes as well as the services offered at the Tanzania Investment Centre (TIC).
“The Tanzania Investment Centre is taking care of all strategic investments made in the country where an investor receives all required services for business establishment under one roof,” he said.
The tourism sector in Tanzania currently contributes 17% to the country’s overall Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and is responsible for employing more than 400,000 people.