Tanzania’s tourism industry is facing a number of challenges, which if left unaddressed, would hinder tourism growth, an official has said.
Allan Kijazi, director general of Tanzania National Parks (TANAPA) noted that some of those challenges include poor road infrastructures particularly those getting into the national parks.
“More challenges are in the southern and western tourism corridors. That’s why we’re coming up with a project to revamp those roads so as to attract tourists and investors in the areas,” the official said Wednesday.
He said apart from poor roads, the national parks also lack modern tourist hotels, thus investment in the sector is crucial in order to attract more tourists.
“If these challenges are addressed, the number of tourists visiting the national parks will increase,” Kijazi said.
Ibrahim Mussa, Director of Tourism and Marketing at TANAPA, added that invasion of livestock in the sanctuaries has also been threatening the country’s tourism attractions.