Tanzania Association of Tour Operators
General TATO Issues
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STATEMENT ON THE IMPOSITION OF VALUE ADDED TAX ON TOURIST
SERVICES:


Following the recent budget proposal by Hon. Dr Philip Mpango (MP), Minister for Ministry of Finance, on among other things, imposition of the Value Added Tax (VAT) on tourist services, the Tanzania Association of Tour Operators (TATO) wishes to express serious concerns on the cross cutting negative consequences of the tax measures on the tourism industry which currently contributes more than 17 percent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP ) - READ FULL STATEMENT HERE.

 

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Introduction
General

 

WHAT IS TATO

Tanzania Association of Tour Operators (TATO) was established in 1983 to represent the licensed tour operators and carrying out Advocacy for and on behalf of its members, to coordinate Public and Private sector Partnership, to undertake and publish research in matters connected to tourism activities and operations, to disseminate information to its members and relevant institutions. The Association also provides Training and Education to its members and employees.

VISION

To become a strong and respected association that fully meets the needs of its members.

MISSION

To unite, promote and give tools to local and international individual Tour operators to put Tanzania in the world Map, as most unique place for tourist destination globally.

 

STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES

(i) To promote and facilitate members to provide marketable tourist services into local and International market.

(ii) To act as a link between the members, government and its institutions in promotion of tourism in Tanzania.

(iii) To coordinate the members and help them in all technical matters pertaining Tourism both at national and International Level.

(iv) To promote tour operators ability to interact with community at large and to protect interest of individual tourists.

(v) To undertake feasibility study, research, appraisal, managing and executing programs and projects for the economic and community development in areas where tourism activities are carried out or in remote areas in Tanzania

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