Published on : Monday, November 13, 2017
The Tanzanian delegation was led by Deputy Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism, Dr. Aloyce Nzuki, while the Omani team was led by Deputy Minister for Ministry of Tourism, Ms. Maitha Saidf Majid Al-Mahrouqi.
The two teams met on the sidelines of an international tourism exhibition known as the World Travel Market held in London end of this week. Dr. Nzuki described the talks as important but preliminary.
Dr. Nzuki said, “Our determination is to strengthen co-operation between the ministries of our two countries. We shall have to sign an agreement so that we can work together to publicise similar tourism services.”
Ms. Maitha Al-Mahrouqi said that for many years Tanzania and Oman have had cordial relations.
“What is being done today is to strengthen the relations in a new style because tourism is an important area that requires high publicity and it provides an opportunity to exchange visits,” Al-Mahrouqi said.
“There will be various ways for publicising our two countries and marketing tourist attractions. There will be opportunities for Omani journalists to visit Tanzania and vice-versa, who will tell stories about what they will have seen in our two countries,” she added.
The Tanzania Tourist Board (TTB) Director General, Ms. Devota Mdachi, said that the meeting is important for the future of Tanzania’s tourism.
She said the co-operation will help the two sides to exchange useful experiences and learn new methods for promoting tourist attractions in the two countries.