Integrating Tourism Management and Tree planting for the growth of Tourism industry in Tanzania

BTM Second Year CR Ms. Tasiana, planting a tree dedicated to her class, on behalf of class members.

Field Practical Training for BSc. Tourism Management Students in Tanzania

The Department of Tourism and Recreation at Sokoine University of Agriculture in Tanzania recently organized a field practical training for their BSc. Tourism Management students. This training included an important component of tree planting, which showcased the students’ understanding of the importance of ecosystem conservation, particularly forests, for the growth and development of Tanzania’s tourism industry.

Importance of Ecosystem Conservation for Tourism in Tanzania

  • More than 90% of tourism activities in Tanzania are nature-based, relying heavily on the country’s diverse and well-preserved natural environments.
  • Forests and other ecosystems play a crucial role in supporting Tanzania’s popular tourist attractions, such as national parks, wildlife reserves, and scenic landscapes.
  • By engaging in tree planting activities, the tourism management students demonstrated their awareness of the need to promote environmental stewardship and contribute to the long-term sustainability of Tanzania’s natural resources.
  • Preserving the health and integrity of Tanzania’s ecosystems, including forests, is essential for the continued growth and success of the country’s tourism industry, which is a significant contributor to the national economy.

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