Tanzania travel experts head to India to support growth in holidays
Posted on Tuesday 26 June 2012
in Travel, Adventure
Tourism officials from Tanzania will be hitting the road throughout India this year to promote travel to this vibrant destination. Indian tourists and travel agents will have the opportunity to attend these gatherings to see how Tanzania has been developing its attractions, accommodations and modes of transportation to allow more foreigners to spend time on holidays in this east African nation.
"We have decided to organise the promotion because India is [the] number six source of tourists to Tanzania and is among the top ten tourism source market for Tanzania," said Philip Chitaunga, tourism service manager at the Tanzania Tourism Board (TTB).
The TTB is working closely with the Tanzanian Embassy in New Delhi to organise these informative meetings in cities nationwide. So far, several organisations have signed up to be a part of the tour to market Tanzania to the Indian public and discuss planning for the future connections between these two nations. This is the first time these types of conferences are being held in India, and promotion is well underway in the three participating cities by ways of embassy officials facilitating marketing material and advertisement for the events.
What to experience when visiting Tanzania
The exotic and rugged country of Tanzania has much to offer Indian tourists. Many guests choose to book African safaris to view the diverse array of wildlife, while others spend time sunbathing on the beaches along the eastern coastline. When it comes to natural wonders, the most popular activities include hiking Mount Kilimanjaro and peering into the massive Ngorongoro Crater. Individuals who like to visit small villages can head to Stone Town, which is full of winding cobblestone streets and scenic old mansions. The cuisine of Tanziania is also worth sampling, including menu items such as wili maharagwe, a local rice and beans dish, or an array of freshly squeezed juices.
Indian travellers who want to venture beyond Asia and see some new sights can consider destinations like Tanzania for their next adventure travel excursion. Not only are these places rich in culture, history and natural beauty, they can provide guests with a wallet-friendly alternative to high-price cities and other popular vacation hotspots.
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