Tanzania sees tourism rebound after COVID-19 pandemic

President Samia Suluhu Hassan
Samia Suluhu Hassan

Tanzania recorded an impressive rebound in tourism over the past year following the COVID-19 pandemic, President Samia Suluhu Hassan has said.

A total of 1,750,557 foreign tourists visited the country between October 2022 and October 2023, up 26.7 percent from October 2021 to October 2022, Hassan said in her 2024 New Year message to fellow citizens on Sunday night.

The impressive increase in tourist arrivals was the result of government recovery efforts in the tourism sector, supported by industry stakeholders, she said.

Hassan also highlighted the substantial revenue generated by the government from the tourism industry, noting that between October 2022 and October 2023, it earned 3.22 billion U.S. dollars compared to 2.33 billion dollars earned from October 2021 to October 2022.

She also expressed the government’s commitment to further promoting the tourism industry and urged citizens to cooperate with relevant authorities to ensure increased tourist visits to the country, renowned for its abundant tourist attractions.

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