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EAC Secretary General Dr. Peter Mathuki claps as he looks at the official logo of the media campaign

EAC launches media tourism campaign set to stimulate intra-regional travel

East African Community Headquarters, Arusha, Tanzania, 24th  November, 2021: The East African Community (EAC) has today launched the EAC Regional and Domestic Tourism Media Campaign set to publicize national and regional tourism products and services, in a move aiming at stimulating intra-regional travel. 

The campaign dubbed, ‘Tembea Nyumbani, seeks to entice East Africans to travel in their specific countries and around the region, in an effort to revive domestic and regional tourism across the region, amid the pandemic. 

The campaign is set to run for three weeks, from 1st December, 2021. It is part of implementation of the EAC Tourism Marketing Strategy and EAC Recovery Plan supported by German Development Agency, GIZ. 

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The President of Zanzibar and Chairman of the Revolutionary Council, H.E. Dr. Hussein Mwinyi makes his statement during the closing ceremony of the 1st EAC Regional Tourism Expo 2021

​Zanzibar President calls for coordinated approach by EAC Partner States to boost tourism recovery in the region

East African Community Headquarters, Arusha, Tanzania, 11th October, 2021: The President of Zanzibar and Chairman of the Revolutionary Council, H.E. Dr. Hussein Mwinyi, has called upon EAC Partner States to develop a coordinated approach that will be instrumental in overcoming the challenges facing the tourism sector occasioned by the outbreak of COVID-19. 

Speaking during the closing ceremony of the 1st EAC Regional Tourism Expo 2021 at the TGT Grounds in Arusha, Tanzania, President Mwinyi said Partner States should continuously refine national policies and devise new programmes to deliver responsible, inclusive and sustainable tourism products that will attract more visitors from all over the world. 

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EAC Secretary General Hon. (Dr.) Peter Mathuki (centre) in a group photo with Tanzania's Minister of Natural Resources and Tourism (seated, third right), South Sudan's Minister of Tourism, Lt. General Rizik Zacharia Hassan (seated, second left) and other leaders during the 1st EAC Tourism Expo at the TGT Grounds in Arusha, Tanzania.

EAC Partner States lost 92% Tourism revenues due to Covid-19 pandemic

East African Community Headquarters, Arusha, Tanzania, 9th October, 2021: East African Community Partner States lost 92% revenues in the tourism sector due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Making the disclosure, EAC Secretary General Hon. (Dr.) Peter Mathuki said that tourist arrivals to the region fell from 6.98 million arrivals in before the pandemic to 2.25 million arrivals occasioning the losses, adding that the tourism sector was the worst hit by the pandemic.  

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All set for the 1st EAC Regional Tourism Expo

East African Community Headquarters, Arusha, Tanzania, 7th October, 2021: Tourism players are upbeat of the sector’s recovery in the region, with the upcoming 1st EAC Regional Tourism EXPO already attracting over 2,000 visitors from across the globe and 100 exhibitors confirming their participation at the TGT grounds in Arusha, Tanzania. 

The expo set for 9th to 11th October 2021, aims at creating awareness on tourism investment opportunities amid the pandemic and promote EAC as a single tourism destination. Currently, EAC Partner States’ Ministers of Tourism and Government officials from Botswana, Sierra Leone and the Democratic Republic of Congo have confirmed their participation. 

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Tanzania to Host 1st EAC Regional Tourism Expo

East African Community Headquarters, Arusha, Tanzania, 10th September, 2021: The 1st EAC Regional Tourism EXPO will be held from 9th to 11th October, 2021 in Arusha, Tanzania.

The United Republic of Tanzania in conjunction with the EAC Secretariat will host the three-day EXPO. It will be followed by a familiarization trip for hosted international buyers and media to some of the iconic tourist sites in the region from 12th to 16th October, 2021. As a region, East Africa is endowed with a unique combination of tourist attractions comprising tropical beaches, abundant wildlife in natural habitats, scenic beauty and a geographically diverse landscape that spark imagination.

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