Dodoma– At least 922,692 foreign tourists visited Tanzania in 2021 amid the Covid-19 pandemic, the Minister for Natural Resources and Tourism Damas Ndumbaro said.
Addressing a press conference in the capital Dodoma, Ndumbaro said 620,867 foreign tourists visited the east African nation in 2020, reports Xinhua news agency.
Ndumbaro said the number of domestic tourists visiting the country’s attractions increased to 788,933 tourists in 2021 from 562,549 recorded the previous year.
He said revenue collected from foreign tourists increased from $714.59 million in 2020 to about $1.3 billion in 2021.
Tanzania is a country with many tourist attractions.
Approximately 38 per cent of Tanzania’s land area is set aside in protected areas for conservation.
There are 17 national parks, 29 game reserves, 40 controlled conservation areas and marine parks.
Tanzania is also home to Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest point in Africa. (IANS)