Automobile association launches new tourist initiative

27Nov 2018
The Guardian Reporter
The Guardian
Automobile association launches new tourist initiative

THE Automobile Association of Tanzania (AAT) yesterday launched a global campaign in Dar es Salaam aimed at boosting tourist inflow to the country.

AAT’s chief executive officer Yusuf Ghor.

Launching the newest tourism attraction drive AAT’s chief executive officer Yusuf Ghor said the firm has over 80 million members world wide.

Through AAT, Ghor said a total of 14 travel agents will be chosen and forwarded to FIA (Federation of International Automobile) for exposure to the AAT website at global platform. He said FIA will boldly assist in marketing Tanzania tourist destination through its global network of members and stakeholders.

The 80 million plus members are scattered through 245 motorsport clubs in 143 countries.

 Ghor said this new drive will certainly bring another fresh and huge amplitude wave of tourist inflow as some tourists are still unaware of Tanzania’s tourist attractions.

“For sure this fresh drive will boost inflow of tourists through genuine and reliable travel agents.

 AAT presented a plaque and the new tourism drive to Joseph Sendwa, the Tanzania Tourist Board’s Tourism Services manager at a brief function held in the city yesterday.

Sendwa who represented the Minister for Natural Resources and Tourism Hamis Kigwangwala, appreciated the efforts taken by the AAT in spearheading possible increase in tourism  revenue.

He said the latest initiative by AAT will for sure assist TTB towards increased contribution of the country’s GDP. 

Hammering a final nail in the tourism attraction drive AAT president Nizar Jivani said the  increase in tourist arrivals would place Tanzania at a global platform as a superb tourism destination.

Jivani said AAT is now fulfilling its responsibility of mobility and tourism, besides the well known motorsport and mobility responsibilities.

Currently tourism sector is contributing in excess of 17 per cent of the total GDP.

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