Tanzania Daily News (Dar es Salaam)

28 January 2013

Tanzania: Govt Touts Domestic Tourism

THE government has called upon members of the private sector to support the ongoing campaign to boost domestic tourism by increasing investment.

This was said over the weekend by the Director of Tourism, Mr Ibrahim Mussa, at the tourism promotion draw dubbed 'Talii na Uchumi' where more than 30 winners were picked.

"The promotion has come at the right time when the Ministry of Tourism and Natural Resources is investing substantial resources in promoting domestic tourism to enhance its contribution of the sector to the economy," he said.

Last week, the Minister for Tourism and Natural Resources, Mr Khamis Kagasheki was quoted as saying his ministry plans to spend about 5bn/- for promoting domestic tourism, basically through improving services and advertising tourism attraction sites abroad.

Mr Mussa said the participation of the private sector as the engine of the economy in promoting domestic tourism has a far reaching impact to creating employments to the youths.

The grand winner in the draw would have seven days fully paid stay at the Sea Cliff Resort & SPA Zanzibar while the others will have a four days rest in the hotels, which have partnered with the Dar es Salaam based Uchumi Supermarkets (T) Limited in the promotion.

The hotels include Golden Tulip Dar es Salaam, Kijiji Beach-Kigamboni, Ocean Bay, Regency Park Hotel and JB Belmont.

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