ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN IN TOURISM TANZANIA
AWOTTA is a non-profit organisation committed to empowering women to reach their true potential, gain equality of opportunity and attain financial security within the Tanzania tourism industry.
A Personal Message from
Mary C. Kalikawe, Chairperson
Thank you for visiting our website today.
Tanzania is blessed with a multitude of world-class tourist attractions. In 2019 we welcomed over 1.5 million tourists to our country, contributing in excess of USD$2.5 billion to the Tanzanian economy, Despite very challenging times in 2020-1 due to the global COVID pandemic, we look forward to the return of our overseas friends in 2021-2 and serving the emerging domestic tourism market whose potential is limitless.
Through the continued development of tourism Tanzania will prosper and AWOTTA is committed to play a key role in making this happen. Women make up 50% of the population and we will work tirelessly to ensure they have a fair and equal opportunity in achieving their own aspirations as well as contribute to our country’s socio-economic goals through participation within the tourism sector.
We are driven by the popular saying “Nani kama Mama”, which means that the children of Tanzania look to the next generation of women to lay the ground that will lead to their prosperity. We are proud to embrace this tradition within our industry and I invite you to join us today in taking on this responsibility.