A newly-constructed tourism training facility, the National Tourism College, is due for its formal opening in May this year. The tertiary institution will facilitate studies relevant to the tourism and hospitality industry. The college would have opened by the end of last year were it not for a shortage of funds to equip the new buildings.
The construction was funded by the French government as a gift to Tanzania. When in full swing, the college will teach courses equivalent to a bachelor’s degree level, while also offering diploma and certificate courses. Foreign languages will be also taught, notably French and German, it is understood.
It was also confirmed that the Kempinski Hotel in Dar es Salaam has awarded three fully-funded scholarships to deserving students wanting to make a career in the hospitality industry.