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Sri Lanka and Tanzania travel and economic partnership

TANZANIA (eTN) - Looking at strengthening economic and travel partnerships with Tanzania, Sri Lanka's President Mahinda Rajapaksa is set for a five-day official visit to Tanzania this week.

Tanzania establishes new tourism and diplomatic unit

TANZANIA (eTN) - To ensure security and diplomatic support to foreign visitors and tourists visiting Tanzania, the Tanzania Police Force has established a special unit charged to take care of the safe

Tanzania tourism set for parliamentary debate this week

The Tanzania’s tourism is set for parliamentary debate mid-this week, at the time this growing African destination is facing challenges in tourism marketing campaigns shouldered by budgetary constra

Julius Nyerere International Airport to get new terminal

(eTN) - The Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority yesterday put pen to paper to sign a contract with the Royal BAM Group of Holland’s BAM International, to commence construction of Terminal Three at the

China eyes Tanzania’s tourism

TANZANIA (eTN) - During the recent visit to Tanzania by the Chinese President Xi Jinping, China has expressed its keen interest to invest in Tanzania’s fast-growing tourism industry, taking advanta

British Airways set to pull out of Dar es Salaam

(eTN) - Information was just confirmed from a regular aviation source in Dar es Salaam, that British Airways (BA) appears set to leave Tanzania’s commercial capital come March this year.

Tourism marketing strategy targets key European tourist sources

TANZANIA (eTN) - Tanzania’s just-released International Tourism Marketing Strategy has targeted four European travel markets during the forthcoming five years, while emerging news markets of China,

Tanzania launches international tourism marketing strategy

TANZANIA (eTN) - In a milestone history of tourism promotion partnerships, the Tanzania Tourist Board has launched an international tourism marketing strategy that will place this African nation on to

Air Tanzania set to return to the skies

(eTN) - Air Tanzania’s Acting Chief Executive, Captain Milton Lazaro, yesterday announced in Dar es Salaam that the airline would resume operations with their leased B737-500 this Friday, now that t

Kikwete remains quiet on key aviation and tourism issues while in...

(eTN) - Whatever hopes and expectations there may have been as a result of Tanzania President Jakaya Kikwete’s visit earlier this week to Kenya, the Kenyan aviation and tourism sectors are far from

Tanzania needs hotel investors

TANZANIA (eTN) - Ahead of the forthcoming Africa Hotels Investment Forum (AHIF) in Nairobi next month, Tanzania is in big demand for more investors in hotel and accommodation facilities to match with

Tanzania parliament eyes more funding in tourism marketing

TANZANIA (eTN) - In a heated debate over tourism development, members of the parliament of Tanzania had wanted the sitting government to increase the annual marketing budget allocated to the Tanzania

Killers of Dutch tourist arrested in Tanzania

TANZANIA (eTN) – A few days after a grisly attack and killing of a Dutch tourist outside Tanzania’s famous Serengeti National Park in the northern tourist circuit, scores of suspects have been arr

Kenya Airways eyes northern Tanzania tourist circuit

Kenya Airways and Qatar Airways are looking to further expand their flight services to Tanzania with an introduction of scheduled flights to Tanzania’s northern tourist circuit effective July of thi

Tanzania gets new minister for Tourism

TANZANIA (eTN) - In a cabinet reshuffle announced Friday evening, Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete has appointed Mr. Khamis Kagasheki the new Tourism Minister, taking over the portfolio from Mr.

Tanzania’s foreign missions set for aggressive tourism promotion

TANZANIA (eTN) - Through its newly-introduced economic diplomacy policy, Tanzania foreign missions in tourist market sources of Africa, Europe, America, and Asia had set up strategies that would help

VAT refunds for tourists due to commence January 2012

(eTN) - A regular source from Dar es Salaam has provisionally confirmed that the long-awaited VAT (Value Added Tax) refunds for tourists on departure from either Julius Nyerere International Airport i

Kilimanjaro International Airport rehab project to start January 2013

(eTN) - Information about an upcoming major rehabilitation and modernization of the Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) has been confirmed. The project is set to get underway by January 2013.

Tanzania Tourist Board looks at destination branding

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (eTN) - Looking at creating a positive image for Tanzania tourism and increasing awareness with more recognition among other African safari competitors, the Tanzania Tourist Bo

Award-winning Tanzania tour operator has roots in Seychelles

BON VOYAGE TRAVEL OF TANZANIA FAST BECOMING MOST IMPORTANT TRAVEL COMPANY - a promising Seychelles affiliateAward-winning Tanzania tour operator has roots in Seychelles

Tanzania hotel operators decry over escalating power crisis

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (eTN) - Due to escalating power crisis in Tanzania, hotel and hospitality industry stakeholders are looking for a fuel tax relief of at least 20 percent to relieve them from ex

Another revival for Air Tanzania

(eTN) - "Not again" was the tenor of aviation observers in Tanzania, when news emerged from the parliamentary session in Dodoma, that government was once more pumping money into the airline to pay for

Songwe Aerodrome to be ready by December

(eTN) - The long overdue upgrading and expansion of the Songwe Aerodrome "is progressing well now" according to a statement issued by the deputy transport minister in the Tanzanian parliament yesterda

Tourism Confederation of Tanzania offers cooperation

(eTN) - The Tanzanian tourism sector apex body Tourism Confederation of Tanzania (TCT) has offered government the cooperation of the private sector in the tourism industry during a recent function, wh

Stung by criticism, Tanzania president lays into tourism ministry

(eTN) - During the customary post-election visit to all the government ministries, Tanzania President Kikwete on Wednesday visited the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism.

Tanzania tourism ranking drop attributed to highway and poaching controversy

(eTN) - Several stakeholders in the tourism sector have, following a consultative meeting of the industry in Dar es Salaam in early March, spoken out on the issue of the Serengeti highway and poaching

International Serengeti Day

(eTN) - It was in May of last year, when investigations carried out by eTurboNews led to the disclosure of advanced plans by the government of Tanzania to build a highway across the migration paths of

Air Tanzania on the ground as last plane goes for maintenance

(eTN) - Sources in Dar es Salaam have confirmed that the erstwhile national airline’s (Air Tanzania, ATCL) last operational plane, a Bombardier Q300, was sent for heavy maintenance to South Africa,

Aviation news: Fly 540’s low airfares rattle Tanzanian competition

(eTN) - The recent introduction of flights between Dar es Salaam, Tanzania’s Indian Ocean port city, and Mwanza, the Tanzanian Lake Victoria municipality, has hit the market with a ban, as the fares

Tanzania resorts accused of littering and pollution

(eTN) - The Zanzibar Association of Tour Operators (ZATO) has made a range of allegations towards a number of resorts and private residences along the island’s beaches, during the recently-concluded