As sure as Kilimanjaro rises above the Serengeti: Launch of the Rwanda Tanzania Tourism Trade Portal

IIDEA Project in Tourism is taking off! The tourism sector in East Africa can only be strengthened when working hand in hand. The 2nd Launch Event of the Rwanda Tanzania Tourism Trade Portal took place in Arusha last week, hosted by TATO CEO, Sirili Akko.

The Rwanda Tours and Travel Association (RTTA) jointly with the Tanzania Tour Operators Association (TATO) have brought tour operators from both countries together.

The two associations organized Business-to-Business networking events in Kigali and now in Arusha to discuss the opportunities of developing joint packages. After the first Fam trip of TATO members to Rwanda, the RTTA members returned the visit in May and got a chance to discover all of Tanzania Mainland and Zanzibar.

At the joint launch event in Arusha, TGT; over 60 members of both associations were present when Eric Sabi, the project manager of the tourism portal, led everyone through the portal:

The portal enables collaboration, communication, monetization of services, and facilitates new business opportunities for Rwanda and Tanzania tour operators. The idea is for both destinations to collectively package their tourism products, efficiently and in appealing way to the regional and International market.

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