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91. Tanzania - East Africas Most Undersold Destination
  Thursday, November 24, 2005  by Admin
  Tanzania is working with its partners in the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) to market its huge potential for high yield tourism, having grown from only 260,000 visitors five years ago to 700,000 a year now. Tourism annually earns Tanzania over $700 million, the third biggest economic sector after coffee and cotton. The future potential, however, is enormous – the Selous game reserve south of the chief port and former capital Dar es Salaam is the largest in Africa and the same land size as Switzerland.
92. Pioneering community tourism in Kagera region- Tanzania: poverty reduction and community tourism
  Thursday, November 24, 2005  by Admin
  Kagera region is basically rural and off the beaten path of tourists in Tanzania. It is
correctly considered by some people to be the loveliest part of Tanzania with an abundance of tourist attractions. KIROYERA TOURS the first pioneer tourist company in Kagera is quick to confirm this based on numerous comments from tourists it has handled as well as prizes and awards already won in the tourism sector.
93. PPT: Pro-Poor Tourism, working papers
  Thursday, November 24, 2005  by Admin
  particularly in developing countries, include national parks, wilderness areas, mountains, lakes, and cultural sites, most of which are generally rural. Thus tourism is already an important feature of the rural economy in these specific sites. It is self-evident that tourism will never come to dominate all rural areas, particularly in the developing world – there are vast swathes of rural areas for which tourism is not relevant for the foreseeable future.
94. EA States Launch Joint Promotion of Tourism
  Tuesday, November 22, 2005  by Admin
  At the meeting held at the World Trade Market by the Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania tourism boards, there was an agreement on the first steps in to the realization of the EAC plan for tourism and wildlife development.
95. Sustainable tourism development – guiding principles for planning and management
  Thursday, September 22, 2005  by Admin
  The idea of sustainable development is only about 15 years old. The concept of sustainable tourism is even younger and we are all still learning about it. One way to understand it is to consider sustainability in business terms as a strategy that can be used to achieve different goals.They are developed to move an organization or destination from its current, competitive position to a more desirable future competitive situation.
96. Sustainable tourism: a non-governmental organization perspective
  Thursday, September 22, 2005  by Admin
  Tourism is a rapidly growing phenomenon and has become one of the largest industries in the
world. The impact of tourism is extremely varied. On one hand, it plays an important and certainly positive role in the socio-economic and political development in destination countries by, for instance, offering new employment opportunities. Also, in certain instances, it may contribute to a broader cultural understanding by creating awareness..
97. Conservation, Poverty Alleviation and Community Development through Tourism in Developing Countries
  Thursday, September 22, 2005  by Admin
  CRC for Sustainable Tourisms International program (CRCST-INT) aims to support the
development of infrastructure and institutional capacity of countries involved in the management of the natural and cultural estate. CRCST-INT has been established to help protected area agencies and the tourism industry in developing countries to build an ecologically and socially sustainable tourism industry.
98. Tourism and sustainable development
  Thursday, September 22, 2005  by Admin
  For hundreds of millions of workers ,taking a holiday, is a major goal of working life. It Provides relief from the stresses and strains of the daily grind which people look forward to all year. Paid annual leaves and limits to the working week, creating the weekends and vacations, are major achievements of the trade union movement. Yet the success of trade unions in creating the basis for mass tourism is now leading to serious stresses and strains on the environment..
99. TAWIRI Annual Scientific Conference
  Monday, September 5, 2005  by Admin
  Tanzania Wildlife Research Institute (TAWIRI) will be celebrating its Silver Jubilee in December 2005. There will be a conference from December 1st to 3rd 2005 at the Impala Hotel in Arusha. The conference is entitled "People and Wildlife: Promoting Conservation While Balancing Needs".
100. African conservationists denounce proposal for giant US wildlife park
  Monday, August 22, 2005  by Admin
  Wildlife experts in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania -home to some of the worlds largest populations of so-called megafauna - heaped scorn on the idea, saying it was at best fantasy and at worse a threat to local protection efforts and tourism. Uganda Wildlife Authority chief Moses Mapesa gave the United States credit for proficiency in numerous areas of science and technology but said the suggestion published in this weeks Nature magazine should be reconsidered.
101. East African Countries Adopt Standards for Tourist Industry
  Tuesday, August 16, 2005  by Admin
  Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda have adopted industry standards for tourism to pave the way for marketing the east African region as a single tourist destination, according to reports reaching here from the northern Tanzanian city of Arusha Friday. Ministers endorsed standard guidelines for the classification of hotels, restaurants, and other tourist facilities in a bid to lure large capitals into high quality tourism facilities and to better management of the hospitality industry within the region.
102. Pro-poor tourism initiatives in developing countries
  Friday, August 12, 2005  by Admin
  According to estimates from the World Development Report, almost half of the worlds 6 billion inhabitants live on less than US$2 a day, and a fifth live below the international poverty line - less than US$1 a day. While the number of people who live below the poverty line declined between 1987 and 1998 in some regions – most notably East Asia and the Pacific – in most developing countries the number continues to rise. day.
103. EA to be promoted as single tourist destination
  Friday, August 12, 2005  by Admin
  The East African region is now practically ready to be promoted and marketed as a single tourist destination, thanks to the adoption, by the EAC council of ministers, of standards criteria for the classification of hotels, restaurants and other tourist facilities.
104. Tourism Development and Poverty Reduction Initiatives from Tanzania
  Thursday, August 4, 2005  by Admin
  Although there has been such a tremendous increase over the years, overall, tourism
contribution to poverty reduction among the local communities has remained marginal
and isolated. Local economies in most of the destination area have not improved in
tandem with the development of tourism witnessed in those areas. Tourism development
in these areas is not linked to other sectors.
105. tourism masterplan for Tanzania - strategy and actions 2002
  Wednesday, August 3, 2005  by Admin
  Currently, Tanzania receives about 500,000 tourists annually. Although the industry is
small (about 5,000 hotel/ lodge rooms of international standard), it nonetheless makes
an important contribution to the economy, accounting for nearly 10 percent of national
output (GDP) and representing some 40 percent of total foreign exchange earnings from the
export of goods and services..

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