• KARIBU HII NI AWOTTA!

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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 this past year, we look forward to the return of our overseas friends in 2021 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. 

TANZANIA WELCOMES ALL TOURISTS!

Following the outbreak of COVID-19 in 2020, our thoughts go out to all of you who have been and are still being impacted by this global pandemic.

Today, Tanzania carries the ‘Safe travel stamp’ and is welcoming all tourists, however we stand shoulder to shoulder with the world in continuing to fight this terrible virus.

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism has issued National Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for the management of COVID-19 in the Tourism Business which we must all adopt for the health, safety and security of employees and tourists in our country. AWOTTA appreciates the efforts taken by our government during these challenging times and thanks them and other organisations around the world for their continued support in protecting Tanzania’s invaluable tourism assets, so aiding the survival of hundreds and thousands of women and their communities who rely on this sector for their livelihoods.

AWOTTA will continue to monitor and adjust to the consequences of the changing world we find ourselves in, representing the voices of women in tourism whose work makes a major contribution to the identity, unity, sustainability, growth, and prosperity of our beloved country, Tanzania.

We ask members to join us in sharing ideas, thoughts, and information in these unprecedented times and thank you all for supporting each other via our whatsapp group.

Thank you to our members for their continued commitment in helping us deliver local, national and international tourism goals

international womens day

A global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. 

TTB & AWOTTA supports International Women’s Day

8th March 2021

Campaign Theme: #ChoosetoChallenge

#IWD2021

“A challenged world is an alert world

and from challenge comes change.

So let’s all choose to challenge.

How will you help forge a gender-equal world?

Celebrate women’s achievement.

Raise awareness against bias.

Take action for equality.”

AWOTTA members, friends and colleagues get together to celebrate International Women’s Day 2021 across Tanzania!

New Local Tourism Programme for 2021!

Launched 20th March at Maruku Paradise Beach, Lake Victoria, Bukoba.

AWOTTA Chairperson, Mary Kalikawe, has launched a Saturday Tourism Program initiative for 2021.

In these difficult times for the tourism industry, this training program will help both women and men in local communities identify and exploit employment opportunities in the tourism value chain (both domestic and international).

The first event, held on 20th March, was a huge success with participants including students from King Rumanyika Vocational College and business entrepreneurs with a passion to develop youth employment.

The next event will be held on 10th April at Maruku Paradise Beach, Bukoba. To find out more and book a place please download the pdf document below (language: Kiswahili)

Mwanamke Shujaa leadership awards recognise AWOTTA Executive Committee members

(6th March 2021)

The local subsidiary of Coca-Cola Beverages Africa, celebrated the significant role being played by Tanzanian women in raising families whilst growing the country’s economy, with the launch of the ‘Mwanamke Shujaa’ leadership awards

The competition celebrates women’s achievements and aims to inspire young women across the country to reach their own goals and achieve success.

AWOTTA was proud to see two of its leading members in the top three women recognised by the award committee, Devota Mdachi (Managing Director of the Tanzania Tourist Board) and Zainab Ansell (Owner and CEO of Zara Tours).

AWOTTA members lead the support of ‘International Mother language Day’ in Tanzania!

(21 February 2021)

The theme of the 2021 International Mother Language Day is “Fostering multilingualism for inclusion in education and society.” UNESCO recognizes that languages and multilingualism can advance inclusion, and the Sustainable Development Goals’ leaving no one behind.

Congratulations to Fatma Khamis Mabrouk, the new Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Tourism in Zanzibar

(January 2021)

It is with great pride we announce AWOTTA founder member, Fatma Khamis Mabrouk (our first Secretary in 2012) is now the new Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Tourism in Zanzibar. We wish Fatma every success in taking our industry to new heights and shall look forward to supporting her in creating greater links with Mainland Tanzania.

AWOTTA IS FOUNDER-ORGANISER OF ‘UWANDAE EXPO!’

TANZANIA’S ANNUAL PREMIER DOMESTIC TOURISM EVENT

AWOTTA WILL BE ORGANISING THE NEXT EXPO IN 2022

(EXPO2021 POSTPONED)

AWOTTA WERE LEAD ORGANISERS OF UWANDAE EXPO2020

6th-8th February 2020

Theme: ‘Recognise the value of Domestic Tourism’

UWANDAE EXPO
AWOTTA WERE PROUD ORGANISERS OF THE 1ST UWANDAE EXPO IN 2019

15th-17th February 2019

Theme: ‘Enhancing Business competitiveness for domestic Tourism growth in Tanzania”

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

Mary Kalikawe (Chairperson)

phone: (+255) 07594 24933 or (+255) 07135 26649

email: mkalikawe@awotta.org

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