Tourism: TANZANIA plans 3 million annual tourist arrivals

TANZANIA plans 3 million annual tourist arrivals Tanzania is not ready to join the East Africa Community (EAC) joint tourism market, it has been learnt. Tanzania Tourist Board (TTB) managing director Devota Mdachi told The Citizen in an exclusive interview that the country’s priority was not joint marketing of East Africa as a single tourist destination, but unlocking potential that […]

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Tourism: Fighting over tourists puts East Africa in bad light

In the good old days East African tour operators could sit back and know that eager visitors will come to sample the region’s spectacular offerings both for scenic beauty and the singular experience of seeing animals in the wild. Like clockwork, the regional industry and especially in Kenya and Tanzania, could expect good revenues in the high season and pick […]

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Africa: East African MPs want more from EAC single tourist Visa

East African lawmakers are not happy at the slow implementation of the Single Tourist Visa, saying it has made little progress in boosting the tourism industry in the region as envisioned. Nusura Tiperu (Uganda) said the region has vast tourist attractions which have not been fully exploited under the Single Tourist Visa plan. “There needs to be more information and […]

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African Tourism: How to get the East African Tourist Visa

The idea of a single regional East Africa Tourist Visa is to make it easier and more financially attractive for tourists to visit the whole region. You should be able to visit three countries on a single trip – or so the theory goes. If you enjoy cross-border travel tips and stories, you might enjoy No hurry in Africa – […]

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East African Visa already thriving

Tourism players in East Africa discussing the benefits of the Single Tourist Visa Deal in Kigali, Rwanda.

By Peter Muiruri NAIROBI: Since East Africa’s single tourist visa was launched in February last year, 4,000 visas have been issued. This is a month-on-month improvement from an average of 156 visas sold in the 10 months to December last year, to 305 this year. With the visa, foreigners can visit attractions in Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda on paying a […]

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