AWOTTA is very proud of its achievements. It is recognised by the Government, the media and industry professionals not only in Africa, but around the world, as the voice of women in the tourism industry for Tanzania.
There is so much work we have done in the past 6 years: holding members meetings to strengthen our network; celebrating World Tourism Day in Zanzibar; training Goeth institute students to guide German tourists; participating in the University of Dar es Salaam business school career development programs; visiting schools to inspire our children to work in our industry; spearheading the formation of Tanzania services sector platform in partnership with TPSF; fundraising meetings at Alliance Francaise; supporting TWCC to celebrate World Women’s Day and so much more!
Today, we have organisations and people approaching us to seek partnerships! Swedish NGO ‘ My Sustainable trip’, wants to work with AWOTTA to get some marginalised women to make soaps and cosmetic products using local materials to sell into hotels and other tourist outlets. Unitera of Canada has approached us for a similar partnership, and the book which I was asked to write a forward for, ‘The World of Women Tanzania’ (which tells wonderful stories of the diversity of our women and their entrepreneurial traits) is still being actively distributed across Europe and Africa.
We are committed to do more in the coming years by expanding the membership base, offering mentoring support, business knowledge, and personal development opportunities. We will work to be visible in conservation of our tourist attractions and support of sustainable practices. And we will continue to strengthen networks with like minded individuals and organisations, with the aim of creating opportunities in the tourism industry for not only our members, but the women and children of Tanzania.
We couldn’t do any of this without your support. So thank you for your continued hard work, passion and commitment throughout 2018.