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Tanzania Travel & tourism news for tourism professionals, visitors in Tanzania. Breaking news relevant to travel, safety, hotels, resorts, attractions, tours and transportation in Tanzania. Dar es Salaam and Tanzania Travel and visitors' information. Tanzania is an East African country known for its vast wilderness areas. They include the plains of Serengeti National Park, a safari mecca populated by the “big five” game (elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino), and Kilimanjaro National Park, home to Africa’s highest mountain. Offshore lie the tropical islands of Zanzibar, with Arabic influences, and Mafia, with a marine park home to whale sharks and coral reefs.

New findings of early man at tourist site Olduvai Gorge

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- January 23, 2021 21:15

Olduvai Gorge is a key tourist site where visitors can learn about human evolution and prehistory. The site and new museum attract local and international tourists to visit and experience ... Read More

Tanzania establishes National Convention Bureau

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- January 20, 2021 00:45

Tanzania has established a Nationoal Convention Biurea as plans get underway to diversify the tourism offerings by reaching out to tourists attending meetings and conferences. By providing more venues, the ... Read More

Wildlife conservation in style with a feel for African communities

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- January 16, 2021 20:36

In Ngorongoro in Tanzania, local communities are benefiting directly from tourism gains accrued from over 600,000 tourists visiting the park every year. In a partnership, the animals and the communities ... Read More

Domestic tourism in Kilimanjaro takes shape this Christmas

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- December 25, 2020 02:35

Setting the agenda for domestic and regional tourism in East Africa, Christmas and New Year trips in Northern Tanzania and parts of Kenya have been planned with good experience for ... Read More

Tourism Hero Rebuilds One Tourism Community at a time – virtually

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 14, 2020 06:28

World Tourism Network last week honored Robin Richman of Steppin Out Adventure, in Chicago, USA to enter the Hall of Tourism Heroes. Tour guides in from Tanzania to Bhutan and ... Read More

Action plan launched to conserve giraffe in Tanzania

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- December 12, 2020 15:53

Five year Giraffe Conservation Action Plan is under implementation to research and conserve giraffe in Tanzania, targeting to save it from poachers and ecological destruction. Giraffes are found striding proudly between ... Read More

World Tourism Network Highlights Mafia Island as Good Case Study

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- December 11, 2020 02:48

Celebrating the launch of the World Tourism Network (WTN) with a month of interesting events from all over the world, Mafia Island came into focus and the work it is ... Read More

New Tanzania Tourism Minister Announced

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- December 10, 2020 03:22

Announcing his new ministerial cabinet last weekend, Tanzania President John Magufuli has appointed Dr. Damas Ndumbaru the new Tanzania Tourism Minister with his official title being Minister for Natural Resources ... Read More

Tanzania Named Most Fascinating African Destination

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- December 5, 2020 19:59

Participants at the first Africa Tourism Day held on November 26 in Nigeria voted Tanzania as the most exciting and fascinating tourist destination in Africa. Participants of the first exciting ... Read More

New Tanzania Wildlife Safari Park

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- November 28, 2020 02:15

Celebrating Africa Tourism Day, plans are being developed to promote a newly-established Tanzania wildlife safari park which is now standing among the most attractive safari parks in Africa. Established last ... Read More

Tanzanian tour operator assumes chairmanship of African Travel and Tourism Association

Adam Ihucha - eTN Tanzania Adam Ihucha - eTN Tanzania- November 9, 2020 18:49

A Tanzanian, John Corse, has been unanimously elected the chairman of African Travel and Tourism Association (ATTA). Mr. Corse is currently the Managing Director of Serengeti Balloon Safaris, a Member ... Read More

African Tourism Board marks two years of success

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- November 5, 2020 07:41

The African Tourism Board is celebrating two years after its impressive soft launching and introduction to the global tourism arena during the World Travel Market (WTM) in London 2019. The ... Read More

Tanzania tourism announces major shift in destination marketing strategy

Adam Ihucha - eTN Tanzania Adam Ihucha - eTN Tanzania- October 27, 2020 16:03

Tanzanian tour operators plan to bring the key Global Travel Agents into Tanzania in their latest painstaking initiatives to promote the country as a safe destination, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, ... Read More

Tanzania implements a World Bank-funded tourism project

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- October 18, 2020 09:59

Best for domestic, rural and regional tourism in East and Southern Africa, the World Bank-funded Resilient Natural Resource Management for Tourism and Growth project is under implementation in Tanzania. Implementation of ... Read More

Tourism Slowly Returning to Normal in East Africa

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- October 12, 2020 17:09

Tourism is slowly but surely returning to normal in East Africa after regional states opened their skies and territorial borders for both regional and global holidaymakers. Most countries in East ... Read More

Massive fire breaks out on Mount Kilimanjaro

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- October 12, 2020 05:59

Fire broke out on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro on Sunday afternoon, causing fear and panic among people living on the eastern slopes of the Mountain, the highest peak in ... Read More

France Becomes Premier Inbound Travel Market to Tanzania

Adam Ihucha - eTN Tanzania Adam Ihucha - eTN Tanzania- October 8, 2020 17:18

France has been ranked as the leading inbound travel market to Tanzania, since the latter re-opened its skies for travel amidst the world’s COVID-19 pandemic. Tanzania reopened its airspace for ... Read More

Tanzania Opens its Skies to Kenya-registered Airlines

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- September 16, 2020 16:03

Tanzania has lifted its ban on Kenyan registered airlines, opening a new cooperation over the East African skies after a month-and-half-long standoff over the regional skies. The good news reached ... Read More

Who is Believing My Story? Tanzania Tourism Minister Kigwangala Challenges the African Tourism Board Ministerial Discussion

editor editor- September 4, 2020 04:20

eTN reported about the  Mafia Style reopening in a recent podcast in a rebuilding.travel discussion a month ago with Peter Byrne. Mr Byrne was given the  Safer Tourism Seal Award ... Read More

The Second African Tourism Board Second Ministerial Round Table Opened

editor editor- September 4, 2020 04:08

Cuthbert Ncube, the Chairman of the African Tourism Board (ATB), yesterday opened the 2nd virtual ministerial round table organized by the Project Hope committee of the organization. The round table ... Read More

East African Tourism Stuck in Turbulent Skies

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- September 2, 2020 03:07

Tourism investors in the region are challenged by the ongoing airspace tension between Kenya and Tanzania, now damaging the East African tourism and travel sector in the region. Tension over ... Read More

3 More Kenyan Airlines Locked Out by Tanzania

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- August 29, 2020 20:47

Three more Kenyan airlines locked out in Tanzania as the two countries’ apparent standoff over management of COVID-19 deteriorates. Aviation authorities in Tanzania on Tuesday, August 25, 2020, issued the ... Read More

Strategic Partnership to Revive Tanzania Tourism

Adam Ihucha - eTN Tanzania Adam Ihucha - eTN Tanzania- August 29, 2020 20:19

The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) is supporting the Tanzania Association of Tour Operators (TATO) to revive the Tanzania tourism industry to spur other businesses, recover thousands of lost jobs, ... Read More

Kenya Airways denied entry into Tanzanian sky

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- August 26, 2020 19:52

A dark cloud is hanging over the East African skies in a standoff between Kenya Airways and the Tanzanian aviation authorities, after both neighboring states opened up their skies with ... Read More

Renowned conservationist and a man behind Tanzania-France ties dies at 94

Adam Ihucha - eTN Tanzania Adam Ihucha - eTN Tanzania- August 17, 2020 18:50

Gérard Pasanisi, a renowned French national who devoted his entire life to foster tourism development and wildlife conservation in the country as well as diplomatic ties between Tanzania and France, ... Read More

TATO CEO wins maiden prestigious Tourism Personnel of the year 2020 Award

Adam Ihucha - eTN Tanzania Adam Ihucha - eTN Tanzania- August 16, 2020 23:30

He has been in the crossfire, trying to harmonize public and private interests in tourism industry for six years consecutively. Gifted with rare skills, the Tanzania Association of Tour Operators ... Read More

Reopening Tanzania Tourism Mafia Island Style

editor editor- August 10, 2020 00:09

A persona around the idea of “new tourism”: Slow, immersive, kind, local, sustainable, climate-friendly. This type of new tourism includes food, drinks, dancing, swimming, white sandy beaches, diving, bird watching, ... Read More

Tanzania Travel Advisory for COVID-19 adjusted

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 6, 2020 07:12

Tanzania today announced, that all travelers, whether foreigners or returning residents entering or leaving the country will be subjected to enhanced screening for COVID-19 infection. There will be no 14 ... Read More

New US Ambassador to Tanzania Finally Starts Tour of Duty

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- August 4, 2020 02:29

The newly-appointed US Ambassador to Tanzania, Dr. Donald Wright, has taken over his tour of duty after several years of the US embassy in Tanzania’s commercial capital Dar es Salaam ... Read More

Africa marks sixty years of dedicated Chimpanzee research

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- August 3, 2020 05:50

Tanzania and other regional member states of the East African community are marking sixty years of chimpanzee conservation, setting a new path for regional tourism development through visits to chimpanzee ... Read More

Can the Annual Wildebeest Migration Boost Domestic Tourism?

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- August 1, 2020 19:32

Counted among the New Seven Wonders of the World, the Great Wildebeest Migration in the Serengeti plains in Tanzania has kicked off this month, sending more than 2 million wildebeests ... Read More

The Mafia Island Model for a brand-new approach to tourism explained

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 31, 2020 22:07

This type of new tourism includes food, drinks, dancing, swimming, white sandy beaches, diving, bird watching, turtle hatching, a lighthouse, nature walks, and an amazing cultural experience. All of this ... Read More

Tanzania hunts for tourist hotel investors in its new capital

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- July 24, 2020 08:19

Tanzania government had set open investment space for high-class hotels in the new capital city Dodoma, targeting to attract international visitors and investors to the new capital, lacking reliable and ... Read More

Hurricane Douglas on a path directly to Hawaii

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 23, 2020 04:05

Hurricane Douglas seems to be on a  direct path towards the Hawaiian Islands but is expected to weaken before it hits the State on Saturday night. Hurricane Douglas continues to ... Read More

East Africa Airports COVID-19 Staff Training

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- July 21, 2020 03:07

East Africa Airports COVID-19 staff training on safety measures is being conducted with the aim being to equip them to handle passengers. This program is being happening at the busiest ... Read More

Countries Americans can travel to on vacation during COVID-19

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 19, 2020 04:20

With 3,844,271 Americans were sick with the Coronavirus after 47,5 million were tested out of a total population of 331 Million. The undetected number of COVID-19 sick may be significantly ... Read More