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Tanzania, the land of Kilimanjaro, Zanzibar, and the Serengeti
 

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Kempinski to push ahead with Zanzibar Stone Town plans
It was learned from a source in Dar es Salaam that Kempinski Hotels, probably to make up for the recent loss of a management contract for their resort on Zanzibar, is continuing to seek exemptions and approvals for a 5-star hotel in the middle of the ancient Stone Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Tanzania has of late come under intense scrutiny over the way the pending application for the same status to be accorded to the Eastern Arc Mountains was withdrawn, and also the pending battle over uranium mining in the Selous Game Reserve, another UNESCO World Heritage site.

Only two weeks ago, the government in Dar es Salaam wrote to UNESCO assuring them that their plans for a highway to cross the critical migration paths in the Northern Serengeti were off the table and an alternative route would be explored, a declaration much under dispute though be sections of the conservation fraternity who distrust the wording of the letter.

Meanwhile in Zanzibar, Kempinski’s relentless drive to obtain approval for their mega project right in the heart of a culturally-important area keeps raising eyebrows not only among conservation and historical preservation circles but also in civic society, where questions of the true identity of the developers or those "really hidden behind them" are being raised.

Adds this correspondent in closing: Remember, a reputation painstakingly built over long periods, is a balancing act, and the abyss, as it is seen here, is precariously close by and easy to fall into.
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Kempinski Hotels ends management of luxury hotels in Tanzania


Tanzania tourism will enter yet another tough business test at the end of this month when Kempinski Hotels franchise ends its management of two luxury tourist facilities in the East African safari country.

Kilimanjaro Hotel Kempinski in the central business district of Tanzania's capital city of Dar es Salaam and Bilila Lodge Kempinski in Tanzania's leading wildlife park of the Serengeti will cease to be managed by Kempinski Hotels franchise by the end of this month.

From the first day of August of this year, the two luxury tourist and business properties will continue to be operated as international luxury accommodation establishments under ASB Tanzania Limited, the partner company with Kempinski Hotels franchise.

“I would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude and thanks to ASB Tanzania for the relationship in these two international luxury hotels through the past five years,” Ulrich Eckhardt, Kempinski's Regional President for Middle East and Africa said.

“We wish them success with the two properties for the future. As one era ends, another begins as we have four openings planned for this year in the Middle East and Africa,” he added.
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Tanzania government sets stage for next battle with conservationists
News just broke that no sooner had the Tanzanian government been compelled by intense global criticism and threats of decampaigning its tourism industry to write to UNESCO and give a written binding undertaking that NO highway would be constructed across the critically-important migration paths of the great herds of wildebeest and zebras, that they were set to start yet another battle over the equally UNESCO World Heritage site protected Selous Game Reserve.

The Minister for Natural Resources and Tourism, the Hon. Ezekiel Maige, was quoted today in media dispatches after an interview with the BCC Swahili Service in Dar es Salaam that uranium mining in the reserve, not by law as strongly protected as a full-scale national park, would most definitely go ahead, in the process displaying a lack of understanding of crucial issues which speaks legends.

The Minister claimed that mining would only involve about 1 percent of the park's overall area of nearly 55,000 square kilometers, requiring only minor boundary corrections and that the income accrued from mining would help government to pay for the upkeep of the park.

Giving a figure of an estimated value of US$200 million the selected mining company would make per year from the mine, he then went on to state the Tanzanian government would earn US$5 million from the project each year, a measly 2 ½ percent ONLY of the estimated proceeds going into the investors' pockets. Seemingly unaware of this grossly disproportionate figure, he went on to claim that uranium mining would not increase radiation levels any more than already registered while the metal was still underground, an astonishing statement for a supposedly well-informed and well-briefed government minister.
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that bolded part better not be true!:nuts:
 

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South African Airways cuts airfares to attract more tourists to Tanzania
n a friendly gesture to mark fifty years of Tanzania's independence from Britain, South African Airways has announced to cut down airfare for travelers from the United States to Tanzania.

Sources from the airline's management said travelers and tourists flying between New York (US) and Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) will have to pay discounted and reduced airfares.

Special airfares will be applicable between August and mid-December this year, a period that covers three months in which Tanzania will be celebrating 50 years of self-rule from British colonial rule.

Truman said that South African Airways (SAA) recognized that there was high demand among travelers flying to and from Tanzania during the peak months before this African destination mark its 50 years of independence amid activities, which will attract an inflow of people from different nationalities.

In line with reduced airfare, SAA said it will make a same-day connection from JFK International Airport in New York to Dar es Salaam through its hub in Johannesburg, South Africa, hoping to encourage more tourists to experience Tanzania especially at such a festive and historic time.
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Bill Gates visits Tanzania's famous Serengeti National Park
American billionaire and chairman of Microsoft Corporation Bill Gates visited Tanzania's leading wildlife park Serengeti National Park in northwestern Tanzania during his few days tour of Tanzania where he inspected health projects funded by his foundation.

During his visit to the wildlife-rich Serengeti National Park this week, Mr. Gates and his wife, Melinda, met Tanzanian president Mr. Jakaya Kikwete on their way to inspect malaria research at Bagamoyo on the eastern coast of Tanzania.

Mr. Bill Gates visited Tanzania several times on his holiday missions without media alert. It was a surprise when the media noticed his visit through a statement from Mr. Kikwete's press office, though the couple made several visits in Tanzania without any coverage.

The couple had made several tourist holidays in Selous Game Reserve in the southern parts of Tanzania, Zanzibar Island, and Serengeti National Park during the past years.

No more details were released about Mr. Bill Gates' visit in the Serengeti, but senior officials from the Tanzania National Parks, which manages the park, said such a visit was an important opportunity to the park by its prominence.

The 14,763-square-kilometer park is more than an expanse grazing land on the endless plains. The park is the leading tourist attraction site in Tanzania, pulling in over 150,000 foreign tourists each year.
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that bolded part better not be true!:nuts:
this has been a hot topic on tanzanian forums and blogs, so sad even our uranium is not our uranium:eek:hno:
 

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`Tanzania`s tourism earnings rose by 31 pct last year`

Tanzania`s tourism income increased from USD862m in 2006 to USD1.25bn last year, equivalent to 31 per cent.

Acting director of National Tourism College, Arusha campus, Eunice Ulomi said the increase was a result of 782,699 visitors received last year.

He said this during the college’s first graduation ceremony where 53 students graduated in various tourism courses.

Ulomi said the income was a result of government and stakeholders’ efforts to promote the country’s tourism abroad in order to attract more foreign visitors.

"Due to continued growth of the sector, the government, in collaboration with the French government has built a new tourism college in Dar es Salaam, which will teach hotel management at diploma level,” he said.

He told the graduates in cookery, reception, baking and food services to discharge their duties smartly in order to promote the country’s image abroad.

For his part, Arusha district Commissioner Raymond Mushi, who was the chief guest said, most youths in the region are engaged in tourism, which is their money spinner.

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^^good news..TZ should hit the 1 million mark within the next few years.
this has been a hot topic on tanzanian forums and blogs, so sad even our uranium is not our uranium:eek:hno:
Considering how it'd be mined in the serengeti as well I don't see why the TZ gov't isn't getting a much larger share of the profits. that's totally insane!
 

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A Tanzanian Lodge Was Just Named The Best Hotel In The World



Singita Faru Faru Lodge by Singita Game Reserves, on Flickr




Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/singita-africa-worlds-best-hotel-2011-7#ixzz1RlciHinZ


Travel + Leisure just declared Singita Grumeti Reserves in Tanzania' Serengeti National Park to be the best hotel in the world.

It received a score of 98.44 out of 100 on a list based on reader surveys.

The hotel, which is made up of two lodges and a tent camp, offers unparalleled luxury in the thick of the wild.

It is located on the migratory route traversed annually by more than a million wildebeest, providing guests with incredible photo opportunities from their bedroom windows.

Despite its remote location, Singita's guests are treated to five-star service and accommodations.

Rooms in the tents and villas start at around $1,095 per person per night; rates include daily game drives, food, and drink



Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/singita-africa-worlds-best-hotel-2011-7#ixzz1RlciGk1a


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wow, over $1K per person a night. that MUST be a 5 star hotel.:lol:
 

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Tycoon mulls big plans for Tanzania

WORLD fourth richest person Mukesh Ambani through his conglomerate, Reliance Industries, intends to invest heavily in Tanzania's air transport and hospitality industries.

Mr Ambani revealed this at the end of talks with the Minister for Natural Resources and Tourism, Mr Ezekiel Maige, at Serengeti National Park (SENAPA) on Sunday.

The tycoon ended his three-day tour of SENAPA on Sunday.

"I will be sending a special team to look into areas of investment here because Tanzania is becoming a very potential area for business," Mr Ambani told journalists.

He said he was particularly targeting luxury hotels chain here to boost the growing tourism industry.

Mr Ambani is at the moment investing over US $8 billion in the construction of a five-star property, the proposed 'Delta Hotel' in Nairobi, but considers to build several high class hotels in Tanzania.

In Tanzania, Reliance Industries owns GAPCO oil. "We are going diversify our business by expanding into tourism sector as well," pointed out Mr Ambani who praised Serengeti as 'God's gift to Tanzania'

He pledged to spearhead the establishment of direct air flights connecting Dar es Salaam or Kilimanjaro with Mumbai and other Asian destinations including Beijing, Shanghai and Tokyo.

He said the flights would open up the local tourism industry to Asia and Middle-East countries.

"Mr Ambani has promised either to do it alone or involve both the Tanzanian and Indian governments to link their important cities over the air to boost tourism and other trading or business opportunities between the two countries," added the tourism minister, Mr Maige.

Ambani (53), is an Asian business magnate and the chairman and managing director of Reliance Industries, described to be the largest private sector enterprise in India and one of the largest private sector conglomerates in the world.
His personal stake in Reliance Industries is reported to be 48 per cent.

By July 2010, he was named the richest man in Asia and the fourth richest man in the world with a personal wealth of US$29.0 billion.

On 29 October 2007, a strong rally in the Indian stock market and the appreciation of the Indian rupee boosted the market capitalization of all Reliance group companies, making Mr Ambani the world's richest man for a while in that year, with net worth climbing to US$63.2 billion, leaving Bill Gates behind at around $56 billion.

According to Forbes Magazine forecasts, he is expected to regain the title of the richest man in the world in 2014
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I would to visit both kenya and tanzania one day...they are both english speaking countries...and they got lovely women
 

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Tanzanian hotel website now the world’s biggest

When booking a holiday abroad, most travellers will check popular websites such as TripAdvisor and may look for prices with well known businesses such as Expedia, Agoda or Hotels.com. But these sites may no longer be the first stop for travellers heading to Tanzania.

Hotels.co.tz, launched in April 2011 has just added their 350th hotel – a fantastic landmark after being up and running for just three and a half months. Their nearest competitor, TripAdvisor, has just 280 hotels listed. In addition, hotels.co.tz is making great strides towards dominating the search engines so that people searching for hotels in Tanzania will naturally come to the website.

Already ranked in position 1 in Google for Tanzania, and position 2 in Google.com for the phrase “Tanzania Hotels” the website is receiving thousands of visitors every month and sending scores of bookings every day (for free) to a wide range of hotels - from small guest houses to large resorts. For such a new website to already be beating out large companies, who have massive marketing teams and budgets, is an impressive achievement in itself.

Scott Bowler, Marketing Director of hotels.co.tz says “This is just the beginning; we want the website to have well over 1,000 hotels listed and to be generating tens of thousands of enquiries every month. Our unique business model means that it costs the hotels nothing to generate these bookings. It’s a ‘no-brainer’ for the hotels to be listed, keeping us ahead of the competition.”

This type of innovation and business acumen is showing that Tanzanian businesses can lead the way online and give established companies a run for their money. Their plans don’t just stop with Tanzania – they have just launched http://www.findhotels.co.ke and are planning to do the same for Kenya that they have done for Tanzania.



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New York show raises number of travellers to Ngorongoro

US tourist arrivals at Ngorongoro Crater have dramatically increased after about 20 local public and private tourism firms took part in a New York Times Travel show to sensitise potential travellers in North America on Tanzanian attractions.

This was revealed yesterday by Asantiel Melita, principal officer in the Tourism Department (Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority), who was in the Tanzanian delegation to the US to promote the country’s tourist destination there.

“As a government institution, we appreciate the way the campaigns in the US have been going on because from January to July, Ngorongoro alone has received about 99, 532 tourists from the US,” he said.

“In July this year, we received about 40,122 tourists from the US, while in February we managed to get only 2,360 tourists,” he added.

“This is the result of the good work of our marketing efforts in the US. The conservator says he has continued to receive more bookings from US travellers showing their interest to visit Ngorongoro Crater and other parks in Tanzania,” he said.

During the show, NCCA organised a raffle for the show attendees aimed at promoting “Destination Tanzania” in the US.

Conducted by NCCA chief conservator Bernard Murunya, it was open to all participants.

Among 155 entries entered, Lauri Lyons from the US became the lucky winner. She would pay a visit to Tanzania in the company of a friend to see the East African nation’s great tourist attractions.

Meanwhile, Karen Hoffman, president of Bradford Group based in the US, who is also a TTB representative there added that the New York Times Travel show held recently brought success to the 20 public and private tourism firms which attended the event.

Led by the Tanzania Tourist Board (TTB), the delegation included representatives from the board, officials from Embassy of Tanzania in the US, Tanzania National Parks (Tanapa), Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority (NCCA) and tourism officials from the private sector.

Others included Ahsante Tours and Safari, Mbalageti Safari Camps, Limited, Nanuri Safari Company, Matunda Cultural Tourism and Safari Tanzania Limited, Zara Tanzania Adventures, Equitanz Resorts, Basecha Tours and Moivaro Lodges and Tented Camps.

He said during the event, the Tanzanian delegation managed to promote the country’s tourist attractions in a move that analysts say would help the country to receive more foreign tourists.

According to Hoffman, in the New York Times Travel show Tanzania was featured on the Focus on Africa Destination seminar for travel agents and on the African stage.

On the other hand, Vacation 2 Africa also gave away two tickets to Tanzania on Ethiopian Airlines, she noted.

Deogratias Malogo, Research and Development Manager and head of the TTB delegation noted; “The American market is our number one source of tourism and judging from the flurry of activities at our booth and bookings, it looks like America will continue to be a growth market.”

According to Malogo, “Tanzania has a very proactive TTB office based in New York City which enables us to build partnerships with airlines such as Ethiopian Airlines and South African Airways that benefits both travel agents and their clients by providing special packages and fares.”

TTB now has over 1,600 graduates of the Tanzania Specialist Training Programme for travel agents which include a luxury travel component.

Malogo was accompanied by TTB representatives Bernard Murunya who is NCAA chief conservator, board member Lucas Selelii, and NCAA tourism officer, Asantael Melita.

Others were Tanzania National Parks’ Menangsilig Salekwa and Seth Mihayo, and Suleiman Saleh who is second secretary at Tanzania ‘s Embassy in the US.

From the private sector the delegates were Ahsante Tours and Safari’s Stella Swai, Mbalageti Safari Camps Limited’s Shamez Nizar and Vandy Sandhu, Nanuri Safari Company’s John Benedict Malago, Matunda Cultural Tourism and Safari Tanzania Limited’s Unambwe Zephania Kaaya, Zara Tanzania Adventures’ Mariam Adam, and Equitanz Resorts’officer, Evelyn Gaudance.

SOURCE: THE GUARDIAN
 
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