World Travel and Tourism Council estimates international tourist arrivals in Africa to increase by five percent per annum, approximately 1.4 billion visitors.
Tanzania registers 1.5 million tourists annually, which account for 17 percent of GDP, more than two million direct jobs and is the highest foreign exchange earner bringing over 2 billion US dollar annually (around 4.6 trn).
However, despite its unrivaled natural attractions on the Indian Ocean coastline, national parks, Africa’s highest peak in Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania cannot accumulate substantial numbers as it deserves.
Some areas can be awakened, by adding value to the tourists’ packages, such as sports and medical tourism.
Meanwhile, the second Vice president Hemed Suleiman Abdallah of the main island of Tanzania, Zanzibar, calls the environmental experts to make an in-depth examination of the seawater that affects Sipwese Village in Pemba South Region as part of efforts to tackle the effects of climate change.
People residing in the area face some difficulties due to the seawater invasion.
The Zanzibar government mobilizes resources to resolve the Sipwese Village situation, as it has done for Panza and Pemba by constructing a bridge and planting tree.
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