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Monday, December 26, 2011


The Managing Director of Tanzania Tourist Board, Dr. Aloyce K. Nzuki (right) presents a certificate of recognition to H. E. Dr. Şander Gürbüz, The Ambassador of Turkey to Tanzania.

The outgoing Ambassador of Turkey in Tanzania His Excellence Şander Gürbüz has assured Tanzania Tourist Board of the full support in Marketing and Promoting destination Tanzania in Turkey so as to increase awareness of Tanzania’s unique tourism products to the people of Turkey. The ambassador disclosed that although he is going back to Turkey, his commitment to attract Turkish tourists and investors to invest in the tourism industry in Tanzania will continue.

His Excellence Dr. Gürbüz made this statement recently at the TTB Headquarters in Dar Es Salaam at the invitation of the Board. While in Tanzania His Excellence Şander Gürbüz was able to bring in the country direct flights of Turkish Airline from Istanbul, Turkey to Dar Es Salaam Tanzania which has been operational since 14 June, 2010. His Excellence has also been organizing several investments forums to encourage Turkish investors to invest in Tanzania, assisting Tanzania in organizing trade fairs in Turkey and organizing several familiarization tours for Turkish journalists to Tanzania in effort to promote destination Tanzania. His efforts have played a vital role in linking the two countries and have raised the number of Turkish tourists to Tanzania five times more than in the previous years. Currently Tanzania is receiving up to ten thousand Turkish tourists.

On his side The Managing Director of Tanzania Tourist Board Dr. Aloyce Nzuki thanked His Excellence Şander Gürbüz for his commitment that enabled the raising the profile of Destination Tanzania in the Turkish market. He further said that TTB has been very much impressed with efforts by the Government of Turkey through the Turkish ambassador in Tanzania in supporting the TTB efforts including introduction of direct flights of Turkish airline to Tanzania which facilitated penetrating to the Turkish Market

Tanzania tourists Board has awarded His Excellence Şander Gürbüz a certificate of appreciation for his tireless efforts and constant support in marketing destination Tanzania in Turkey.

Source: TTB

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