Read All About It: Assessing Tourism’s Benefit to East Africa

November 5, 2018 - Less than a minute read

The Exchange financial journal in Tanzania offers an analysis of how tourism benefits the people and countries in the East Africa Community (EAC).

Quotable quote: “The most recent total expenditure of tourists visiting the EAC was US$4.2 billion or about US$779 per tourist. This total has doubled since 2006 showing overall strong growth in the tourism industry of East Africa, significantly in Uganda and Tanzania. Most tourists come from developed nations and spend money in hard currency. They visit national parks and spend money on food, lodging, and handicrafts; that creates both jobs as well as tax revenue.”

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