Kilimanjaro Hotel’s chief optimistic on tourism rebound this year

17Sep 2021
The Guardian Reporter
Dar es Salaam
The Guardian
Kilimanjaro Hotel’s chief optimistic on tourism rebound this year

HYATT Regency Hotel has reiterated its commitment to provide quality services embedded with precautions against the coronavirus outbreak to promote safety in the hospitality sector which is recovering from the pandemic.

Speaking in Dar es Salaam mid this week after being introduced, new General Manager for the hotel, Alexander Eversberg said the major focus will be to continue leading the hospitality facility in a safe environment as the global pandemic lasts. “I am optimistic about the future of tourism in Tanzania and we think global tourism will continue to grow in the next two months and we will have a safe 2022,” he said.

According to Tanzania Tourist Board, the country’s tourism industry is slowly gaining momentum as the vaccinations are being administered on people around the globe to contain the virus. TTB Board Chairman, retired High Court Judge Thomas Mihayo said recently that more tourist arrivals are being witnessed since mid this year.

“We are pleased to begin receiving these tourists and they are coming after being satisfied with the government's measures in the fight against the coronavirus in line with the requirements of the World Health Organization," Justice Mihayo said recently while receiving a plane of Israeli tourists who visited the country.

Seconding his boss, Hyatt Regency Hotel’s Cluster Director of Sales and Marketing, Denis Glibic said the hotel will start cerebrating 10 years of under Hyatt Hotels Corporation management. He added that the 10 year anniversary will mark a new chapter in the hospitality industry in the country as the world class management company seeks to exploit the rebounding tourism industry.

 Hyatt Hotels Corporation, headquartered in Chicago in the US is a global hospitality company with a proud heritage of making guests feel more than welcome. Tanzania’s tourism sector has been badly hit by the Covid-19 pandemic with government agencies and properties in the industry missing revenue collection targets by 85 per cent in the 2020/21 financial year.

Tanzania National Parks (TANAPA), Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority and the Tanzania Wildlife Management Authority were given a combined target of collecting a total of 584.62bn/- but managed only 15 percent of it hence missing 495bn/- as lockdowns in the developed world kept tourists at home.

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