The international tourist arrivals to Tanzania are forecast to total 1,632,000 by 2025, generating revenues of 5.702tri/- representing an increase of 5.8 per cent per annum.
Travelport President and Managing Director, Europe, Middle East, Africa and South Asia, Travelport, Rabih Saab, said there are positive prospects and huge potential in the tourism sector to increase its contribution to economic growth.
He said Travelport's strategy is to support the growth of their travel agency business partners in Tanzania through defining technology. "Travelport is committed to support the country's travel and tourism industries drive and growth through leveraging our travel commerce platform which is redefining travel commerce," he said.
Travelport is one of the leading Travel Commerce Platform providing distribution, technology, payment and other solutions for global travel and tourism industry.
Travelport and TP Services have signed an agreement to boost the travel industry in Tanzania with expectation to generate almost 12 per cent employment opportunities and increase tourist arrivals by 2025.
He added, "We are confident TP Services will strengthen and invigorate our business partnerships in Tanzania as they herald a new era of Travelport operations in Tanzania," TP Services Country Manager, Sarfarazali Chagani, is responsible for the delivery of the full range of Travelport content, products and technology in Tanzania.
TP Services has laid out plans to heighten travel agent experience and satisfaction of Travelport's technology by offering enhanced service support and tailored product recommendations for local travel agencies. Under the agreement, TP Services will distribute Travelport's unrivaled content including fares from approximately 400 airlines globally, branded fares and ancillaries as well as over 650,000 unique hotels properties worldwide fully bookable in Travelport's travel commerce platform.
"Travelport has all the right tools, as well as unrivaled leading content to support the development of Tanzania's travel industry and deliver cutting edge solutions to local travel agencies to grow their businesses.
Travelport is redefining travel commerce, investing over 830 million US dollars since 2012 in new technology with a clear focus on redefining travel commerce and TP Services is here to champion it amongst Tanzanian travellers.
With this in mind, we are very much looking forward to the new opportunities ahead of Travelport and for the entire travel industry in Tanzania," Chagani said at the signing of the agreement between the two agencies