Tanzania's tourist products lure more visitors at ITB Berlin
Tanzania stand at the ongoing 2017 tourism showcasing event of Internationalle Tourismus Borse (ITB) continues to attract many visitors following the display of key tourist products including the excavated Laetoli footprints of early humans.
Devota Mdachi, managing director of Tanzania Tourist Board (TTB) said on Thursday that a Laetoli footprint of early humans is one of many tourist destinations available in the country, which shows that the origin of humans being is in Tanzania, an important historical phenomenon.
"This alone a great tourism icon for our country that we are proud of," Mdachi said in statement made available here.
According to her other legendary tourism icons of Tanzania include Mount Kilimanjaro -- Africa's highest peak, annual wildebeest migration in Serengeti National Park, and Ngorongoro crater located northern part of the country.
"The hominin footprints and its unique history have impressed more visitors who have been flocking into our pavilion and have shown a keen interest to witness the abundant tourism attractions Tanzania is endowed with," Mdachi said.
"The Laetoli footprints as it is the case for the fossil discovered in Olduvai Gorge provides convincing evidence of early human in Tanzania, and we are pleased that the displayed excavated footprints and drawings have been attracting a number of expo visitors to our stand. This is the truth that we want people around the World to know," she noted.
Tanzania has this year registered 61 private and public institutions showing up in the Tanzania pavilion under the coordination of Tanzania Tourist Board.
Institutions from private sectors include tour operators, travel agents, hoteliers and so on, whereas from public sector are Tanzania Tourist Board, Tanzania National Park, Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority, National Museum and Zanzibar Commission for Tourism.
ITB which is the biggest tourism event in the world kicked off on Wednesday in Berlin, Germany and is expected to end on Sunday.
According to organizers, the event has this year attracted about 187 countries from all over the world.