This 2014, Tanzania expects the tourist arrival numbers to will hit as high as 1.2 million above the one million who were received in 2013, and this will earn the economy approximately $ 2.25 billion.
The latest statistics indicate that earnings obtained from the tourism business rose from $ 200 million back in 1993 up to $ 1.88 billion in 2014. In addition, the numbers of tourists rose from 230,000 to the present one million.
In accordance with the 5 year marketing blueprint presented in 2013, the country anticipates Two million tourists by the end of 2017, increasing revenues to $ 3.8 billion.
Lazaro Nyalandu the minister of Natural Resources & Tourism called upon the different players in the business to assist increase the number of tourists, the government as well would play its part of making sure that they create a favorable business environment
He explained that the Tanzania government would scale back the taxes plus levies to ensure that Tanzania becomes the number one tourist destination on the African continent.
About a week ago, while in Arusha Mr. Nyalandu informed tour operators that Taxes make the country an expensive tourist destination. He added that they are intending to simplify them in order to encourage the industry development.