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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

Modernization of Tanzania airport on course for May opening

(eTN) - A regular aviation source in Dar es Salaam has confirmed that the airport of Tanzania’s Lake Victoria township of Bukoba, located on the western shores of the lake, and administrative capita

MV Liemba’s fate in balance as Tanzania fails to respond to...

(eTN) - Tourism stakeholders, keen to promote Lake Tanganyika as an additional natural resource area beyond the traditional national parks and coastal beaches, have expressed dismay over reports that

Tanzania Civil Aviation licensing meeting set for May

(eTN) - The Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority’s licensing committee will meet in May to consider a number of new and renewal applications, aimed to add extra capacity into the market and uphold comp

New rules for Tanzania tour guides aimed to improve quality

(eTN) - Under a recently launched new set of regulations, it will become mandatory for tour guides in Tanzania to register and get licensed by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism.

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

Tanzania Ambassador to the US organizes a leisure safari

TANZANIA (eTN) - In a move to encourage more American tourists and investors, Tanzania's Ambassador to the United States, Mwanaidi Maajar, has tailored a “Discover Tanzania VIP Safari” for a small

2011 ends with less air accidents in Tanzania

(eTN) - A source close to the Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority has confirmed that the recently-ended year of 2011 saw less civil air accidents in spite of more flying being recorded compared to the y

Tourism activities set to mark 50 years of Tanzania’s independence

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (eTN) - Five months to go before Tanzania celebrates 50 years of self rule, and the Tanzania Tourist Board is currently organizing tourism activities to commemorate the years o

New director of marketing for Tanzania Tourist Board

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania - Dr. Aloyce Nzuki, Managing Director, Tanzania Tourist Board (TTB), announced the appointment of Devota Kasanda Mdachi as TTB's new Marketing Director. She succeeds Mr.

Tanzania rolls out welcome mat for 90 million outbound Asian tourists

ARUSHA (eTN) – Tanzania is working overtime, rolling out the red carpet for nearly 90 million Asian tourists expected to travel abroad in 2011 and spend a staggering US$86 billion.

Qatar Airways spreads its wings in East Africa with more flights

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (eTN) - Taking advantage of business growth and fast-growing tourism in Tanzania and East Africa, Qatar Airways has increased its flights in the East African region with additi

Aviation news: Airstrip closed by Tanzanian authorities

(eTN) - A regular source from Arusha passed information over the weekend that the airstrip serving Klein’s Camp has been closed by the authorities.

Mt. Meru Hotel reopens in grand ceremony

(eTN) - President Kikwete opened the Mt.

Hotel news: More beds needed in Tanzania as tourism grows

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (eTN) - With the growing number of tourists currently visiting Tanzania, there is a great demand for beds to cope with the visitors in northern, coastal, and southern tourist c

Destination news: New island national park planned for Tanzania in 2011

(eTN) - A new national park is in the making on an island just off the lakeside municipality of Mwanza in Tanzania, the proverbial stone's throw away from the town.

Serengeti highway project still under consideration

(eTN) - Signs are emerging that the hugely controversial plans for a highway across the Serengeti National Park may still be under consideration, according to remarks made last weekend by the new tour

Black rhino killed in Serengeti after costly relocation

(eTN) - The Tanzanian government has come under severe criticism when news emerged that one of the five Eastern Black Rhinos brought from South Africa earlier in the year, has been found dead with the

Lack of accountability and records forces 2 million US dollar refund

(eTN) - The Tanzanian Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism, already in the bad book of donors and development partners over their vague stand about the hugely controversial Serengeti highway proj

Aviation news: Safari Plus to fly Kempinski clients to Kempinski Resorts

(eTN) - News broke last weekend that Safari Plus, a locally registered safari or charter airline, will start air operations in early 2011 with a Beechcraft 1900 and a King Air 350B.

Lobbyists against Serengeti highway change tune

(eTN) - It could not be ascertained if or how several organizations previously totally opposed to the planned highway across the Serengeti migration routes arrived at their sudden change of heart, but

Tanzania gets a new tourism minister

TANZANIA, Dar es Salaam (eTN) - Tanzania, an upcoming African tourist destination, has a new tourism minister, Mr.

Ethiopian Airlines adds more flights to Tanzania

TANZANIA, Dar es Salaam (eTN) - Ethiopian Airlines has increased its flight frequencies to Tanzania, targeting the northern tourist circuit regions of Kilimanjaro and Arusha and the Lake Victoria city

Travel news: Mt. Meru Hotel in Arusha reopening

(eTN) - December 17 has been provisionally set for the re-opening of Mt. Meru Hotel in Arusha after well over a two years of closure for rebuilding and refurbishments.

Former German warship to be made a Tanzania musuem

(eTN) - Arguably the oldest ship on the Tanzanian registry is to be turned into a museum, going by reports received from regular sources in Arusha.

Destination news: New tourism attraction in Zanzibar

(eTN) - Visitors to the spice island of Zanzibar in Tanzania can now take advantage of a new feature available to them from the international airport, aimed to show them their resort and the rest of t

Applications for air service licenses up in Tanzania

(eTN) - The Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority (TCAA) last week provided information that the demand for air service licenses, compared with 2009, has risen by more than a third in the recent past.

Destination news: Tourism not campaigned in Tanzania political elections

TANZANIA, Africa (eTN) - Tanzania, a fast-growing tourist destination, held its traditional five-year general election on Sunday, October 31, 2010 to elect a new president, members of parliament, and

Busara festival preparations getting into high gear

(eTN) - The next "Sauti za Busara" music and culture festival, due to be held between February 9-13 next year, is getting into the hot period of preparations, with the 100-day countdown coming into si

Mwanza to spend almost 20 million on tourism promotion in Tanzania

(eTN) - The Mwanza municipality and some of its neighbors has committed nearly 20 million Tanzania Shillings (US$13,324) to promote their area more aggressively in Tanzania, aimed to attract more visi