Tanzania has experienced a 19% increase in foreign tourist arrivals as of September this year, compared to the pre-COVID-19 peak in 2019, according to a report released on November 30, 2023, by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) here.
The report, titled “World Tourism Barometer” November edition, reveals that with this growth, Tanzania secures the second position in Africa, surpassed only by Ethiopia, which has seen a 26% growth in tourism.
By these statistics, Tanzania stands at the second position in Africa and the 10th globally, trailing countries that heavily invest in diverse tourism promotion methods. Qatar leads the global ranking, followed by Saudi Arabia, Andorra, and Albania, while many major nations continue to grapple with returning to pre-COVID figures.
Additionally, concerning tourism sector revenues, Tanzania ranks 10th globally and third in Africa (behind Mauritius and Morocco), showcasing a substantial 26% increase compared to 2019.
These achievements serve as clear evidence of the significant efforts of the Tanzanian government under President Dr. Samia Suluhu Hassan and the commendable work of tourism stakeholders.
President Samia has personally contributed to two films promoting her country, with “Tanzania: The Royal Tour” gaining international acclaim. Moreover, the President has participated in another film, “Tanzania: The Presidential Tour,” produced by experts from China.
This success underscores Tanzania’s commitment to revitalizing its tourism sector and its appeal as a global travel destination.