- Tanzania Tourist Board (TTB) managing director Ms Devota Mdachi and her counterpart from Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority (MTPA) Mr Kevin Ramkaloan signed the one-year renewable deal in Berlin on Saturday during the ITB event, the world’s largest travel trade show.
Dar es Salaam. Tanzania and Mauritius have signed a tourism memorandum of understanding (MoU) to jointly market the two destinations targeting the US, Australia, China, India and other countries in Europe.
Tanzania Tourist Board (TTB) managing director Ms Devota Mdachi and her counterpart from Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority (MTPA) Mr Kevin Ramkaloan signed the one-year renewable deal in Berlin on Saturday during the ITB event, the world’s largest travel trade show.
The agreement is expected to attract more visitors to both countries, according to a statement emailed yesterday.
Speaking during the signing ceremony, Ms Mdachi said that the two organizations have categorically agreed to join efforts in promoting their countries as the twin destination for the mutual benefits of both countries by creating a conducive environment for tourist visiting Mauritius for beach holiday to also visit Tanzania for wildlife and adventure safaris.
“Our commitment is to promote Tanzania and Mauritius as a twin tourist destination so that tourists visiting Mauritius can as well visit Tanzania to experience other unique attractions available in the country such as varieties of wildlife in National Parks, Mount Kilimanjaro, Ngorongoro crater to mention a few on top of the beaches they have enjoyed while in Mauritius,” noted Ms Mdachi.
Commenting on the same, Mr Ramkaloan pointed out that the it has been their longtime intention to forge such a relationship due to the fact that the tourists visiting Mauritius wish to visit other exciting sites for their life history, believing that Tanzania is the right destination. “It is obvious that Tanzania is the only country in Africa endowed with exclusive and spectacular tourist attractions where one could real enjoy and become more excited,” he said.
Air Mauritius which is a national carrier is also part of the signed agreement as a partner airline. Tourism is Tanzania’s leading foreign exchange earner having generated $2.2 billion in 2016, according to the Bank of Tanzania.