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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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 Staff from the EAC Secretariat (L-R) Mr. Raphael Manirabarusha, Tourism Programme Assistant, Mr.Jean Baptiste Havugimana, Director of Productive Sectors and Simon Kiarie, Principal Tourism Officer follow the proceedings of the Sectoral Council

EAC Sectoral Council on Tourism adopts Regional COVID-19 Recovery Plan to revive the sector

East African Community Headquarters, Arusha, Tanzania, 16th July, 2021: The East African Community Sectoral Council on Tourism and Wildlife Management has approved the EAC Regional COVID-19 Tourism Recovery Plan that seeks to revive the sector that has been badly hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The Ministers who met virtually under the chairmanship of Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary for Tourism and Wildlife, Hon. Najib Balala, noted that some EAC Partner States had already instituted measures such as the formulation of stimulus packages aimed at re-igniting the sector and supporting tourism investments in the region including the Small and Micro Enterprises  

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EAC joins the rest of the world in celebrating World Tourism Day

East African Community Headquarters, Arusha, Tanzania, 25 September 2020: The East African Community (EAC) joins the rest of the world in celebrating the World Tourism Day, celebrated on the 27th of September every year. Themed “Tourism and Rural Development”, the official 2020 celebration will be held on Monday, 28 September at 15:00 (CEST), in a two-hour virtual session. 

Nowhere else in the world is this year’s theme more fitting than the EAC Partner States, as most of the tourism products in the region are mainly nature based and thus found in the rural areas. The EAC region largely depends on national parks and reserves, as well as wildlife conservancies that traverse the entire region.  

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5th edition of the Swahili International Tourism Expo 2019 concludes in Dar

East African Community Headquarters, Arusha, Tanzania, 21st October, 2019The EAC Secretariat participated at the 3-day Swahili International Tourism Expo (SITE) which took place at the Milimani City Conference Hall in Dar-es-Salaam ; Tanzania, from 18th to 20th October, 2019.

Officiating the opening of the exhibition, the Minister for Natural Resources and Tourism; Hon. Dr. Hamisi Kigwangalla began by welcoming all exhibitors, visitors and international stakeholders to the event. He commended the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism for their successful efforts in organizing the 5th SITE, 2019 in collaboration with the Tanzanian Tourism Board and other key stakeholders within the tourism sector including the EAC Tourism Department.

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H.E. Paul Kagame Tours EAC Partner States Stand at WTM in London

EAC Headquarters, Arusha, Tanzania, 8th November 2017:

H.E Paul Kagame, President of the Republic of Rwanda on Monday 6th November, 2017, toured the EAC Partner States stand at the World Travel Market (WTM) and recognized the joint tourism promotion efforts by the Partner States. The President was at the World Tourism Market to receive his World Tourism Awards given in recognition of his efforts to foster sustainable tourism development in Rwanda. The award exemplified the commitment by East African leaders in promoting sustainable tourism.

Meanwhile, the EAC High Commissioners/ Ambassadors in London, Heads of Tourism Boards for Partner States, and the Secretariat staff held a pre- WTM meeting on 5th November 2017 at the Uganda High Commission premises.

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