East Africa Business Week: "New York Times selects Tanzania"

[January 26, 2015]
ARUSHA, Tanzania – Tanzania has been named among 52 places to go this year by the ‘New York Times’, in a new development that gives a further boost to the country’s growing tourism industry. The ‘New York Times’ (NYT) an American daily newspaper, has won 114 Pulitzer Prizes, more than any other news organization in the world. The paper’s print version remains the largest metropolitan newspaper in the United States and second-largest newspaper overall, behind The Wall Street Journal. It is ranked 39th in the world by circulation. The famous US daily mentions in a recent edition the newly high profile hotels and camp sites in the main tourists attractions of Serengeti National Park, Tarangire, Selous Game Reserve and Ruaha National Park. The Serengeti National Park, which is a UNESCO heritage site, is famous for its annual migration of over 1.5 million white bearded (or brindled) wildebeest and 250,000 zebra and for its numerous Nile crocodile.

In a statement, commenting on the report, the Minister for Natural Resources and Tourism, Lazaro Nyalandu, said that the report was testimony of continued efforts to implement right policies in the tourism conservation and development. “The New York report makes all of us in Tanzania proud. It is a demonstration of our continued efforts to implement the right policies related to tourism and keep us with an on-going activities against poaching,” he said.

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