The XXV International Tourism Conference: The Minister says, Tanzania is safe and asks tourists to come and see the tourist attractions: “Come to Tanzania to see Mount Kilimanjaro, see the Serengeti, come to Tanzania to see Ngorongoro, come to Tanzania to see the beautiful beaches with white sand in Zanzibar, come to Tanzania and see the various attractions that we have.”
The Tanzanian delegation led by the Minister of Natural Resources and Tourism, Dr. Damas Ndumbaro is in Spain, in the City of Madrid to participate in the 24th International World Tourism Conference organized by the World Tourism Organization (abbreviation: UNWTO) In the four-day conference held recently, Minister Ndumbaro in Madrid , has explained various things that Tanzania will benefit from the meeting. Speaking of these things, Dr. Ndumbaro has said “in order to ensure that we increase the number of tourists visiting Tanzania as well as the income from Tourism, the issue of promoting Tanzanian tourism in the world is an inevitable issue” the largest in the world that involve tourism issues, including coming to Spain, which is the headquarters of tourism in the world in the city of Madrid, to attend this 24th general meeting. As it is the first day of the meeting, Tanzania had several opportunities, including using this meeting to announce attractions in Tanzania, to tell the whole world that Tanzania is safe and to ask tourists to come and see the tourist attractions: “Come to Tanzania to see Mount Kilimanjaro, come to Tanzania to see the Serengeti, come to Tanzania to see the Ngorongoro, come to Tanzania to see the beautiful beaches with white sand in Zanzibar, come to Tanzania and see the various attractions that we have.” He said Dr. Ndumbaro
Dr. Ndumbaro added that, in the second issue in the meeting, Tanzania will sign an Agreement with the UNWTO to be able to host the 65th meeting of Tourism in Africa which is expected to be held between 6-8 October 2022 in the city of Arusha. We are bringing this conference because it is another opportunity for Tanzania. We were not given the chance to host the African tourism conference in Cape Verde, but now we have come to sign the agreement to host the conference. After signing, we will now be 100 percent sure. and we have made a ‘Post card’ where every participant who came here we give these post cards which help a lot to advertise Tanzania’s tourism.” Said Dr. Ndumbaro In addition, he said that the third issue at the meeting, Tanzania has been in the front line to fight for the rights of tourists where they will participate in achieving the international law is passed. Another thing we are doing in this meeting is to pass a law to defend the rights of tourists in the world when problems arise. we have learned from the case of UVIKO 19 that countries closed their borders, and after countries closed their borders, tourists were in other countries and could not return.
“Now their rights could not be defended by international law. Therefore, we are now adopting an international law to protect tourists in such emergency situations. It is a law that will increase the respect of the tourism business in the world, because when you protect the rights of the tourist, the tourist feels that he is safer to come and participate in your country, in Tanzania we have been at the forefront to ensure that the law passes.” said Dr. Ndumbaro Dr. Ndumbaro said that the meeting has many benefits for the country of Tanzania, in ensuring that we meet the number of five million tourists and more than six billion in income. “We are using this meeting as an opportunity for us to promote tourism, but as an opportunity to attract our colleagues to come as well, we have been congratulated on the way we have been able to hold the first tourism exhibition in East African countries. We saw a small one, but our colleagues in the international arena have been praised and I have said that Tanzanians can actually hold meetings on a larger scale” said Dr. Ndumbaro The 24th International World Tourism Conference was held for four days from November 30 to December 3, 2021, including various delegations including Ministers of Tourism, Heads of State, International Government Organizations, individuals, stakeholders in the tourism sector and people various who were invited.