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World Tourism University for Africa to be established in Tanzania

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Monday, 10 December  2007

An historic agreement to establish the first World Tourism University for Africa in Tanzania by the Canada-based World Trade University Global Secretariat was one of the major outcomes of the 2nd World Tourism Marketing Summit, held in Beijing, China, from October 28-30, 2007.

According to Mr. Sujit Chowdhury, Secretary General of the Summit and President of the World Trade University Global Secretariat, the World Tourism University in Tanzania would be the first of its kind and would be a graduate level tourism management center be learning serving continental Africa. Tanzania is a perfect location for this university where tourism is booming with stable democracy and economic growth; there are seven world Heritage Sites, and with over 25% of the land protected under law, Tanzania has set an example in its commitment to the conservation of its natural resources, wildlife, and rich cultural heritage. We ought to celebrate this and I look forward to work with the government. and the people of Tanzania in pursuing this most timely endeavor.

The Summit, organized by the World Trade University Global Secretariat and hosted by the Beijing Tourism Administration of the Peoples Republic of China, brought together more than 350 high-level tourism industry professionals and government officials from over 35 countries. Included in the Summit were representatives from 150 major cities throughout 30 provinces in China.

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