Coming Soon: Air Tanzania exploring direct flight to Nigeria
Tanzania’s national carrier, Air Tanzania will soon include Nigeria on its travel route. According to digital publication, a meeting between H. E. Dr. Hamisu U. Takalmawa, High Commissioner of Nigeria to Tanzania and Eng. Ladislaus Matindi, Managing Director and Chief Executive of Air Tanzania Company Limited (ATCL) indicates that the airline has moved a…
Introduction of VAT on Air Charters
The Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA) has mandated an 18% VAT on private charters operating within the United Republic of Tanzania effective from 1 January 2023. However, private charters that are operating under the below conditions are exempted from the above newly introduced VAT requirement: (a) from a place outside the United Republic to another place outside the United Republic; (b)…
Seychelles’ passport retains top spot as best in Africa
The Henley Passport Index ranks Seychelles as 29th out of 199 countries for the first quarter of 2023 for the ability of the country’s passport holders to visit 153 countries visa free. The index is prepared by London-based Henley and Partners, a global citizenship and residence advisory firm. The firm uses data gathered from the International…
TTB Stakeholders Meeting – January 2023
As part of TASOTA’s commitment to advocate for her member travel agents and partners’ interests and keep them informed on the developments in the airline/tourism industry, the Secretariat attended an Industry Stakeholders briefing consultation meeting last Monday 23rd January 2023 to develop TTB’s Corporate Strategic Plan. The session was hosted by the Tanzania Tourist Board (TTB)…
Spotlight on East Africa TravelExpo – 2023
Tanzania Society of Travel Agents (TASOTA) will be exhibiting at Spotlight TravelExpo 2023 | Tourism Fair in Arusha, Tanzania. 02 February – Gran Melia Conference Centre Targeting Tanzania based businesses selling inter-regional travel. Calling all Tanzanian Travel Agents & Tour Operators! Meet 25 Hotels, Resorts, Safari Lodges and Tourism Organisations from Zanzibar,…
Tanzania five years away from joining open skies
Dar es Salaam. Foreign airlines will have to wait for at least five years to start carrying passengers from Tanzania to another country while en-route to/from a home country, as the government demands more time before opening the skies. Like other African countries that are protecting domestic operators, currently, a foreign airline can carry passengers from…
President Samia kicks off recording of ‘The Royal Tour’ documentary
President Samia Suluhu Hassan has kicked off the recording of a documentary titled ‘The Royal Tour’. The recording of the documentary that is meant to promote Tanzania internationally started on August 28, 2021 in Zanzibar where the President is on an official visit. According to a statement released on Sunday, August 29, 2021 by Director…
Tanzania moves Mombasa consulate from Old Town to Kizingo
Tanzania has moved its consulate offices in Mombasa from Old Town to Kizingo. High Commissioner to Kenya Dr John Simbachawene, who is rooting for faster integration of tourism activities in Kenya and Tanzania in a bid to boost intra-boundary trade, said closer working relations between the two states should be forged. Recently, Tanzanian president Samia Suluhu Hassan…
International Travel Advisory No.7 of 4th May 2021 – Tanzania
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Kenya Waives Work Visa and Permit Requirements for Tanzanians
Kenya has scrapped work visa and permit requirements for Tanzanian nationals in an effort to boost trade and tourism between the two countries, fast-tracking implementation of East African Common Market Protocol allowing workers to move freely in the region. President Uhuru Kenyatta announced the new visa policy on Wednesday during a joint session of Kenya…
Covid-19: Tanzania Bans Flights to and from India
In continuing measures to curb the spread of Covid-19, Tanzania has announced a ban to all flights to and from India effective May 4 due to the surge in coronavirus cases in the Asian country. Tanzania, however, exempted cargo planes and those undertaking operations related to humanitarian, diplomatic or medical assistance. “Crew from cargo planes…
Slow Vaccination Rates to Limit International Travel in Africa, IATA says
A slow roll-out of COVID-19 vaccination campaigns in Africa will limit the recovery of international travel across the continent, according to a report released by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). Africa, in comparison with other regions globally, has struggled in rolling out its vaccination campaign due to various factors causing it to lag behind in…
IATA Travel Pass for Travelers
How the IATA Travel Pass works The IATA Travel Pass will help people to travel at ease while meeting any government requirements for COVID-19 tests or vaccines. It will incorporate four open sourced and interoperable modules which can be combined for an end-to-end solution: Global registry of health requirements – enables passengers to find accurate…
90 Percent of Global Travelers Would Embrace Health Passports to Jumpstart Travel: Amadeus Study
One of today’s most hotly debated topics is the “digital health passport,” or a vaccination certification that stores a person’s health information related to Covid-19, such as vaccination records and test results. A new survey adds another data point on how well the traveling public might accept such passports. According to a study commissioned by travel technology…
Ethiopian Marks 1-Year Anniversary Since the First Preighter Operation on Passenger Aircraft
On 25th of March last year, Ethiopian Airlines operated its first cargo only service on a passenger aircraft with its Boeing B787-900. The flight first departed from Addis Ababa to Kinshasa carrying more than 16 tons of much-needed PPE and other shipments inside the cabin and the belly of the aircraft. Following the sharp decline in passenger number due to…
H.E President Samia Suluhu Hassan
The Tanzania Society of Travel Agents (TASOTA) congratulates Her Excellency President Samia Suluhu Hassan for the historic ascencion to the Presidency of the United Republic of Tanzania.
TANAPA Announces New Entry Fees For 2021-2022
The Tanzania National Parks (TANAPA) management has announced new entry fees for guests visiting the National Parks from 1st July, 2021 to 30th June, 2022. NEW TARRIFS 2021/2022 Click the link to download the Tarrifs. Also, a statement issued on 17th March, 2021 stated that all Expatriates and Non-Residents’ children aged 5-15 visiting the…
Zanzibar Announces Mandatory Tourist Dress Code
Zanzibar’s Stone Town Airport has received an average of about 30,000 tourists in recent months. Locals were often shocked by the appearance and lack of clothing on some of the holidaymakers. Then the authorities of the African state decided to introduce a dress code. The Minister of Tourism of Zanzibar Lela Mohammed Moussa said that…
Zara Tours Recognized at 2021 TWWC Honors
Zara Tours, founded in 1986 by Mrs. Zainab Ansell, aka Mama Zara, was awarded the Best Tourism Company 2021 award by the Tanzania Women Chamber of Commerce (TWCC) at their annual Tanzania Women Industrial awards ceremony and book launch that was held on in Mlimani City, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. TWCC was founded in 2005…
Happy International Women’s Day!
The Tanzania Society of Travel Agents (TASOTA) is happy to join the world in commemorating International Women’s Day 2021, and specially celebrating the women in our workforce, our esteemed clients and those of our partners around the world.
Potential for India Seaplane Tourism Enormous
Around 95 percent of India’s trade by volume, and 70 percent of trade by value, is carried through sea routes. With a coastline of more than 7,500 kms, a large number of dams and river ports, 200 small ports and 13 major ports, there is a huge potential for India seaplane tourism operations, said Mr.…
Rest in Peace – Hon. Maalim Seif Sharif Hamad
Heartfelt condolences and prayers for the tragic loss of Zanzibar’s Vice President, Maalim S.S. Hamad.
KQ Reduces New York flights to One Weekly
Kenya Airways has cut New York flights to one weekly after demand failed to grow since resuming operations on route on November on fresh Covid-19 restrictions. KQ says the Covid-19 fears and restrictions has affected demand on the US route, prompting the national carrier to scale down frequency from the planned two weekly flights. New…
Hilton opens first mid-priced hotel in SA
Hilton Garden Inn Umhlanga Arch The Hilton Garden Inn Umhlanga Arch in Durban, which opened recently, is Hilton’s first Garden Inn in South Africa. The Hilton Garden Inn brand – a mid-priced range of hotels for corporate and leisure guests – isone of 18 different brands that fall under the Hilton property portfolio. The 14-storey, 203-room Hilton…
New routes to East London
British Airways (operated by Comair) has announced two new routes, one serving Johannesburg-East London and the other between Cape Town and East London The airline’s press release says fares start from R595 (€33), including taxes and surcharges, and claims that this is 35% lower than fares currently offered on these East London routes. The services…
Medical Tourism Destinations with a COVID-19 vaccine included
What is a vaccination trip? Waiting three weeks between the first and second vaccine shot oceanfront on a white sandy Seychelles beach doesn’t sound so bad. Medical Tourism is a big business and offered around the world. From dental implants to heart transplants medical tourism covers everything and in many destinations. COVID-19…
Abu Dhabi or Dubai to Melbourne flights history for the moment
All of greater Melbourne, including Melbourne Airport, were declared a coronavirus hot spot. The state entered a five-day lockdown to respond to the Covid-19 outbreak that has been linked to the Holiday Inn Melbourne Airport quarantine hotel. This measure was put in place Friday. Following the announcement, Emirates and Etihad Airways are suspending all commercial passenger…
UK announces travel ban on 33 countries over Covid-19 variant
The UK has banned people travelling from 33 countries from entering its territory starting February 15 to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 variant originally identified in South Africa. “If you have been in or through any of the countries listed below in the previous 10 days, you will be refused entry to the UK. If…
Tanzania government explains rise of fees in virus-ravaged tourism
The Citizen News The minister for Natural Resources and Tourism, Dr Damas Ndumaro, speaks in Parliament in Dodoma yesterday. PHOTO | JONATHAN MUSSA The government of Tanzania on February 8, 2021; explained why it increased entry fees to four national parks, responding to an uproar against the hike from tour operators…
Kearsleys wins WTA
Kearsleys Team is overly delighted to have won the prestigious World Travel Awards as Tanzania’s Leading Inbound Tour Operator 2020. As we celebrate 73 years in the travel and tourism industry, this milestone combined with our lead in the World Travel Awards has been possible because of our loyal patrons. Thank you to all our…
The US is no-go for South Africa
Travel from South Africa into the US is now banned, with the exception of returning US citizens. Travellers who are not US citizens, who have been in South Africa, Brazil, the UK and Ireland, and 26 European countries that allow travel across open borders, make up a list of those not allowed into the US,…
Updated Face Mask Requirement on Flights to/from Austria and Germany
The airlines of the Lufthansa Group are updating the face mask requirement on selected flights. The new requirement is valid for passengers and crews while boarding, during the flight and when leaving the aircraft: Starting 25 January 2021, an FFP2 mask is mandatory on all Austrian Airlines flights to and from Austria. Community (fabric) masks…
Zanzibar COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Testing for KLM Passengers
The government of Zanzibar through the ministry of health, social welfare, elderly gender and children has made provisions for antigen rapid tests requested by Royal Dutch Airlines- KLM for all passengers flying the carrier. In a statement issued by the ministry of health and social welfare, yesterday the tests were being carried out at Migombani…
Air Tanzania and Air India sign cooperation agreement
The Citizen News Tanzania Air Tanzania Company Limited (ATCL) and Air India have on Monday, January 18, 2021 announced an interline agreement which is meant increase connectivity for customers of both airlines. The national carrier’s managing director Ladislaus Matindi said under the pact, both companies will be selling tickets jointly for flights between their route…
Reignite Africa Award
Africa Travel Week has added a new category to their Travel & Tourism Awards aptly called ‘Reigniting Africa’, to acknowledge the most impactful, story-driven COVID-19 campaign of 2020. The award will also recognise those in the African travel and tourism sector who have worked valiantly to address the various impacts of COVID-19, using their…
Kenya eVisa Application Now Mandatory
Kenya’s electronic visa (eVisa) came into effect this month and is mandatory for visitors from all applicable countries. Principal Secretary in the Kenyan Ministry of Home Affairs, Alexander Mukeshi Imbenzi, said in a statement that implementation was timely as it eliminated the need for physical contact between applicants and officials as well as reducing the handling of…
Dubai Tourism Medical Webinar – 7 December 2020, 1:00PM
DTCM is hosting a Medical Tourism webinar on 7th December, 2020 with Dubai Healthcare Authority, and member hospitals – American Hospital, Armada Healthcare, and NMC Healthcare. The session starts at 1:00pm. Register ahead: https://lnkd.in/eZBpEtX After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Call in for updates on Post-Covid Measures,…
Amadeus appoints Jamel Chandoul as Senior Vice President Retail, Middle East and Africa
Amadeus announced the appointment of Jamel Chandoul as the Senior Vice President Retail, Middle East and Africa, effective January 1st, 2021. He succeeds Antoine Medawar who will retire at the end of the year. He will also assume a regional leadership role responsible for the Travel Channels business across the Middle East and Africa. Chandoul joined…
Tanzania Named Most Fascinating African Destination
Participants at the first Africa Tourism Day held on November 26 in Nigeria voted Tanzania as the most exciting and fascinating tourist destination in Africa. Participants of the first exciting Africa Tourism Day (ATD) were asked to vote for the African country which is best for tourism. The poll voters selected Tanzania as the most…
Tanzania Endorsed for Safe Travels Stamp Use by WTTC
On 11th August, 2020, Tanzania officially launched a Safe Travels stamp following endorsement by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC). The launch was officiated by the Minister of Natural Resources and Tourism, Hon.Dr. Hamisi Kigwangalla (MP). TASOTA was represented by our Chairman, Hon. Mr. Moustafa Khataw. The Safe Travels stamps is symbolic that Tanzania…
Can the Annual Wildebeest Migration Boost Domestic Tourism?
Counted among the New Seven Wonders of the World, the Great Wildebeest Migration in the Serengeti plains in Tanzania has kicked off, sending more than 2 million wildebeests into a natural holiday in Kenya. This immense movement only happens between the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania and Maasai Mara National reserve in Kenya during July through October each year…
COASTAL HOLIDAYS REJUVINATING COCKTAIL AT THE WATERFRONT AT SLIPWAY ON THE 15TH NOV 2019 AT 1730HRS.
STRATEGIS TRAVEL INSURANCE WORKSHOP FOR TASOTA MEMBERS ON 14 NOV 2019 AT RAMADA ENCORE AT 0800HRS.
DIP + SELCOM WORKSHOP AT THE SOUTHERN SUN HOTEL ON THE 10 OCT 2019 AT 0800HRS WITH BREAKFAST
KENYA AIRWAYS PRESENTATION AT FOUR POINTS BY SHERATON AT 1100HRS ON THE 03RD OF OCTOBER 2019.
TASOTA MEMBERS RETREAT DINNER
Members as well as all the Stakeholders attended the Dinner at the Ramada Resort on the 6th of April 2019.
KENYA AIRWAYS PRESENTATION
KENYA AIRWAYS BREAKFAST PRESENTATION for the TASOTA members hosted at the NEW AFRICA HOTEL on the 06th of November 2018 from 0800hrs to 1000hrs.
PRECISION AIR PRESENTATION
PRECISION AIR BREAKFAST PRESENTATION for the TASOTA members hosted at the Golden Tulip Hotel – City Center on the 01st of November 2018 from 0800hrs to 1000hrs.
KLM PRESENTATION for the TASOTA members hosted at the DSM Serena Hotel on the 25th of October 2018 from 1130hrs to 1400hrs; with a tasty Lunch!
COASTAL AIR PRESENTATION
COASTAL AIR BREAKFAST PRESENTATION for the TASOTA members hosted at the The Slipway Terrace on the 15th of October 2018 from 0800hrs to 1000hrs.
SWISS INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES PRESENTATION
SWISS INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES PRESENTATION for the TASOTA members hosted at the PROTEA COURTYARD HOTEL on the 04th of October 2018 from 1100hrs to 1400hrs; with a delicious Lunch!
AIR TANZANIA PRESENTATION
AIR TANZANIA BREAKFAST PRESENTATION for the TASOTA members hosted at the DSM Serena Hotel on the 13th of August 2018 from 0800hrs to 1000hrs.
TASOTA MEMBERS 2018 ROUND-TABLE MEETING
ROUNDTABLE MEETING for the TASOTA members hosted at the DSM Serena Hotel on the 03rd of August 2018 from 1800hrs to 2000hrs; with a scrumptious dinner!
TRAVELPORT PRESENTATION for the TASOTA members hosted at the RAMADA ENCORE Hotel on the 20th of June 2018 from 1100hrs to 1300hrs; with a mouth-watering Lunch!
MALAWIAN AIRLINES PRESENTATION
MALAWIAN AIRLINES BREAKFAST PRESENTATION hosted at the Ramada Encore on the 12th of July 2018 from 0830hrs to 1030hrs.
ROUNDTABLE MEETING WITH TASOTA MEMBERS
OWNER/ MD/ CEO Date: Friday, 10 February 2017 Time: 17:30hrs Venue: Ramada Encore DSM Hotel Agenda: Brainstorming on Travel Industry Future
TASOTA BUSINESS LUNCHEON MEETING WITH EMIRATES AIRLINE
WITH MANAGER TANZANIA -MR HUSAIN ALSAFI Date: Thursday, 20 October 2016 Time: 12:00p.m to 14:00hrs Venue: DSM Serena Hotel TASOTA Business Luncheon Meeting with TASOTA Members followed by lunch
TASOTA BUSINESS LUNCHEON MEETING WITH COASTAL AVIATION AND SWISS TANZANIA
MR JULIAN EDMUNDS – MANAGING DIRECTOR OF COASTAL AVIATION AND MR BERNARD SCHINDELHOLZ – GENERAL MANAGER OF SWISS TANZANIA
TASOTA BUSINESS LUNCHEON MEETING WITH AURIC AIR AND ETHIOPIAN AIRLINES
MR DEEPESH GUPTA -BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER -AURIC AIR AND MS MILAT MEKONNEN -AREA MANAGER-TANZANIA, COMOROS & SEYCHELLES Date: Thursday, 15 September 2016 Time: 12:00PM TO 14:00HRS Venue: DSM SERENA HOTEL WITH TASOTA MEMBERS FOLLOWED BY LUNCH TASOTA BUSINESS LUNCHEON MEETING WITH AURIC AIR AND ETHIOPIAN AIRLINES
TASOTA BUSINESS LUNCHEON MEETING WITH AIR MAURITIUS AND LAM-AIR MOZAMBIQUE
LAWRENCE NJAGI OF AIR MAURITIUS REGIONAL MANAGER FOR EAST & WEST AFRICA, AND FRANK MULISA OF LAM -AIR MOZAMBIQUE STATION MANAGER GSA TANZANIA Date: Thursday, 21 July 2016 Time: 12:00P.M TO 14:00HRS Venue: HYATT REGENCY DAR ES SALAAM WITH TASOTA MEMBERS FOLLOWED BY LUNCH
TASOTA NEW YEAR DINNER PARTY
TASOTA NEW YEAR DINNER PARTY HELD FOR TASOTA MEMBERS, AIRLINE MANAGERS , HOTELIERS , SUPPLIERS , GOVT ORGANIZATION AND TRAVEL PARTNERS Time: 1830 ONWARDS Venue: DAR ES SALAAM SERENA HOTEL (MARQUEE) There will be exciting door raffle prizes
TASOTA BUSINESS DINNER MEETING WITH ETIHAD AIRWAYS
Date: Wednesday, 11 November 2015 Venue: Ramada Encore Dar
MEETING BETWEEN TASOTA EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBERS AND BARTA MEMBERS
Date: Thursday, 10 September 2015 Time: 11:00 – 12:30 Venue: TASOTA OFFICE-DAR ES SALAAM
TASOTA LABOUR LAW WORKSHOP- FULL DAY SEMINAR
Date: Saturday, 05 September 2015 Time: 8:30 – 16:30 Venue: Southern Sun
MEETING WITH TASOTA EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBERS WITH SWISS INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES LTD
Date: Wednesday, 12 August 2015 Time: 11:00 – 12:10 Venue: TASOTA OFFICE-DAR ES SALAAM
TASOTA BEACH RETREAT WEEKEND IN ZANZIBAR
Date: Friday, 01 May 2015 Venue: Hideaway of Nungwi Beach Resort & Spa
TASOTA BUSINESS LUNCHEON MEETING WITH THE AIR SEYCHELLES/ ETIHAD AIRWAYS / JET AIRWAYS COUNTRY REPRESENTATIVE FOR TANZANIA- MR GOKUL NATH
Date: Monday, 16 March 2015 Time: 12:00 – 14:30 Venue: Hyatt Regency Hotel (Lake Victoria room)
MEETING BETWEEN TASOTA, KATA, TUGATA & RWANDA ASSOCIATION OF TRAVEL AGENTS
Date: Saturday, 07 March 2015 Time: 10:30 – 12:15 Venue: Hyatt Regency Hotel
TASOTA POST NEW YEAR DINNER
Date: Friday, 06 March 2015 Time: 19:30 onwards Venue: Hyatt Regency Hotel (Kibo Ballroom)
TASOTA POST NEW YEAR DINNER – FOR TASOTA MEMBERS AND AIRLINES MANAGERS
Date: Wednesday, 12 February 2014 Time: 19:30 onwards Venue: Dar Serena Hotel
FAST JET MEETING WITH TASOTA MEMBERS & EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Date: Tuesday, 11 February 2014 Time: 10:45 – 11:30 Venue: TASOTA OFFICE-DAR ES SALAAM
TASOTA AWARDS NIGHT 2013
Date: Friday, 13 September 2013 Time: 19:15 onwards Venue: Hyatt Regency Marquee
TASOTA LUNCHEON MEETING WITH SOUTH AFRICAN AIRLINES
Date: Thursday, 18 April 2013 Time: 12:00 – 14:00 Venue: Hyatt Regency Hotel
AZIM JAMAL’S INSPIRATIONAL SEMINAR
Date: Saturday, 09 March 2013 Time: 8:30 – 13:00 Venue: Dar Serena Hotel
TASOTA LUNCHEON MEETING WITH SWISS INTERNATIONAL AIR LINES LTD
Date: Tuesday, 11 December 2012 Time: 12:00 – 14:00 Venue: Dar Serena Hotel
TASOTA LUNCHEON MEETING WITH TURKISH AIRLINES
Date: Thursday, 01 November 2012 Time: 12:00 – 14:00 Venue: Dar Serena Hotel