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Tanzania Applauds Istanbul Flight As Timely Boost for Tourism

Turkish Airlines launches new Istanbul-Dar es Salaam Flight


Kampala, Uganda -- (SBWIRE) -- 04/21/2010 -- the Tanzania Tourist Board (TTB) has applauded the inauguration of the Istanbul to Dar es Salaam flight service by Turkish Airlines, saying that it is a timely boost for the peak tourism season in the country.

“Tanzania applauds this move by Turkish Airlines and it is going to ease travel tourism and trade for the citizens of both countries.” Mr. Amant Macha, the TTB’s acting Managing Director has said.

The direct flights between Istanbul and Dar es Salaam are expected to begin June 2010.

“We expect that this new direct flight will boost the number of Turkish visitors to close to 25,000. We also foresee another gateway for the American market, who would be interested in combining these two very popular, but different destinations.” Macha added.

About Tanzania
Tanzania lies south of the equator and its East Africa's largest country and an enormously rewarding place for tourists. It boasts world-famous attractions such as the plains of the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater -8th Wonder of the World, snow­capped Mount Kilimanjaro (Africa's highest mountain) and Zanzibar, with its idyllic palm-fringed beaches and historic Stone Town.