31 AUGUST 2020

THE United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has joined hands with Tanzania Association of Tour Operators (TATO) to revive the key industry to spur other businesses, recover thousands of lost jobs and generate revenue to the economy.

Wildlife tourism in Tanzania continues to grow, with nearly 1.5 million tourists visit the country annually, earning the country 2.5 billion US dollars, equivalent to nearly 17.6 per cent of GDP, cementing its position as the country’s leading foreign currency earner.

Additionally, tourism provides 600,000 direct jobs to Tanzanians and over one million others earn an income from the industry.

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