Tanzania is known for making efforts to build its tourism competitiveness in East Africa and beyond. The nation under President John Magufuli has not settled for less but continues to prove its worth on the world map by business opportunities and investments. The tourism sector suffered a slight knock in 2017 due to hotel revenues going down but has been touted to bag in more revenues this year.
Agricultural tourism is the next program in the country’s calendar that could see some additional revenues flowing to the Government. This opportunity has the potential to eradicate the high rate of the poverty level in rural areas, and change the status of the farmers socially and economically. It has the ability to develop the agricultural sector as well as promote the tourism sector.
Tanzania is preparing a forum that has attracted the interests of both European and Asian tourists. It is aimed at enlightening the overseas’ consumers where the onions they import originate from.
Onion farming in Tanzania for the longest time ever has seen onion business in Kenya ‘cry’ for help, with Tanzania proving quite competitive in the sector. Kenya and Uganda have been among the nations that have imported the commodity as the East African nation has recorded a success in onion farming. South Sudan as well has been an importer of the same, increasing the foreign exchange for Tanzania.
The Mangola Ward in Northern Tanzania where most of the onion cultivation takes place is a strategic location for tourists, as it is located in the Eyasi escarpments, bordering Lake Eyasi as well. The new form of Geopark Tourism seeks to increase tourist numbers visiting the country with China eyed as an emerging market for Tanzania’s tourism sector. With increased revenue Tanzania can continue building its economic status, creating employment opportunities for its people and expanding the business sector.