The United Republic of Tanzania has been selected to host the next session of the United Nations World Tourism 0rganization (UNWTO) Commission for Africa Meeting.
The East African country received unanimous approval during the 64th Commission Meeting in Sal Island, Cabo Verde to host the 65th session in 2022.
Speaking after a meeting with the Secretary-General of UNWTO, the Minister of Tourism and Natural Resources Dr. Damas Ndumbaro said, Tanzania is ready to welcome his colleague tourism ministers and the world to the land of Kilimanjaro and more.
He added that the meeting to be held in Tanzania is a testament to the commitment of President H.E Samia Suluhu Hassan’s government towards making tourism a key economic pillar for Tanzania. The Head of State last month launched a marketing and promotional campaign to grow the visibility of Tanzania as well as attract the necessary investments to the country.
UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili commended the leadership of Tanzania for making tourism a permanent feature in its economic drive.
The Commission of Africa Meetings is held every year as part of UNWTO’s statutory events.
The UNWTO Regional Commission for Africa is the major institutional platform where ministries in charge of tourism discuss the latest trends of the sector at the continental and global level and the implementation of their program of work.
The country in conjunction with the UNWTO will announce the date soon.
Tanzania is one of the leading tourist destinations in Africa and has been a member of the UN tourism body since 1975.
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