Arusha

Arusha is an attractive city nestled on the lush southern slopes of Mount Meru in northern Tanzania. It is the tourism and safari capital of the country and has good road and air links to Nairobi and Dar es Salaam. The city is also the headquarters of the flagging East African Community (EAC) and th...

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Tourist disputes continue between Kenya and Tanzania

Talks between Kenya and Tanzania on the organisation of cross-border tourism have broken down again. The meeting in mid-March proved as inconclusive as the one in February and at present both sides...
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Arusha tourist meeting postponed

Tanzania's decision to postpone a top level meeting of Kenyan and Tanzania's tourist industry ministers and operators, which was set for the first week in February, has caused an immediate tough react...
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Electronic permits for Arusha's safari tourists

Pilot initiative introduced at Lake Manyara National Park Tourists visiting the Lake Manyara National Park in northern Tanzania are now being issued with electronic permits, as part of a pilot pro...
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Tanzania to build airport near Serengeti National Park

Government partner with American billionaire to build airport for safari tourists Tanzania is to construct an airport in a town near the Serengeti National Park this year, according to reports in l...
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Arusha eyes Bangata as tourist attraction

Bangata Falls just outside Arusha could become the latest venue to be promoted by the city as part of efforts to publicise itself as a tourist destination in its own right, rather than being a gateway...
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Sustainable tourism in Arusha

Arusha hosts the inaugural Pan-African Conference on Sustainable Tourism Management in National Parks and Protected Areas, from 15 - 18 October. The five-day event, which has as its theme "Tourism...
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Permanent site for Tanzanian tourism fair

The Tanzanian government has granted the Karibu Travel and Tourism Fair (KTTF) a 20-hectare site to build a permanent venue in Kisongo, a satellite town of Arusha. The prime minister Mizengo Pinda...
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Karibu travel and tourism fair in Arusha

The annual Karibu travel and tourism fair takes place in Arusha from 3-5 June. Billed as one of the largest tourism events in east Africa, 300 companies, mainly from Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda...
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Arusha launches Think Asia campaign

The Tanzanian government has launched a campaign entitled "Think Asia" which is aimed at attracting tourists from Asia. Tanzania hopes that the strategy might attract at least 50,000 visitors out of t...
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Mount Meru Hotel reopens

Mount Meru Hotel was reopened by Tanzania
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Hot air balloons banned from Serengeti

Tanzania National Parks Authority (TANAPA) has suspended the operation of hot air balloons in the Serengeti national park. The decision comes in the aftermath of the recent hot air balloon crash-landi...
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Hospitality & Tourism Training Institute for Arusha

Global Alliance for Africa (GAA) is at the advanced planning stages for a state-of-the-art tourism training centre in Arusha. Tanzania's Hospitality & Tourism Training Institute will provide an in...
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National park fees in Tanzania

Visitors from Burundi and Rwanda now pay the same amount as Tanzanians, Kenyans and Ugandans to visit the country
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Arusha gets new hotels

Tourist figures in Tanzania may have been down by ten per cent in the first ten months of 2009, but new hotels are going up all over Arusha, the centre of the northern safari circuit, the gateway to t...
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Hotels and Lodges properties to get overhaul.

Hotels and Lodges Tanzania has announced plans to renovate its four properties in the country
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Travellers philanthropy conference in Arusha.

Over 300 representatives of the tourism, environmental and development sectors are to gather in Arusha for the Travellers Philanthropy Conference from 3-5 December. The meeting will explore how touris...
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Arusha to get two new hotels.

Five-star accommodation in Arusha is about to get a boost with the planned opening of two major international hotels. Holiday Inn Arusha is to open on the site of the present Novotol Mount Meru earl...
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Moevenpick hotel to open in Arusha.

Tanzania is to get a new Moevenpick hotel under an agreement between the proprietor Taninvest Group and the international hotel management company based in Switzerland. Moevenpick already operates one...
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Karibu travel and tourism fair in Arusha.

The annual Karibu travel and tourism fair takes place in Arusha from 5-8 June. Jointly organised by the Tanzania Association of Tour Operators, the Tanzania tourist board and the ministry of natural r...
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African Travel Association congress.

The 33rd annual congress of the African Travel Association (ATA) will take place in Arusha from 19-23 May 2008. Over 500 representatives of the tourism and business communities will explore ways to de...