Tanzania’s tourism sector performed well in 2016, a year when 1,020,816 tourists from all across the globe made their way to this East African country, from January to October. This number was 10.42% more than the number of tourists who visited Tanzania in the same period in 2015. The growth of visitors was rather commendable, given that in 2015, the Tanzanian government established a value added tax (VAT) on tourism services, which received quite a lot of criticism as being a major barrier to the growth of tourism in the country, says an article published by AllAfrica.com on January 3, 2017.


Along with many other attractions, visiting the largest city in Tanzania is a main reason that compels businessmen from all across the globe to book cheap flights to Dar es Salaam, says an expert at Cruxton Travel, providers of tailormade packages to various worldwide destinations, including Tanzania. The city is a regionally important economic centre, with the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange being the nation’s first and most important stock exchange.


One of the fastest growing cities in the world, Dar es Salaam is also the biggest city in East Africa in terms of population. At present, the total population of the city is estimated at about 4.1 million. But if the city continues with its current pace as Africa’s fastest growing urban centre, the population is expected to grow more than 85% through 2025, with 21.4 million people, according to data published by the African Development Bank Group.


Here’s a look at some upcoming business events that businessmen should look to attend, a goal that is eased by the availability of affordable business flights to Dar Es Salaam.

5 Upcoming Business Events in Dar Es Salaam


  1. East Africa Tourism and Hospitality Expo 2017: This is Tanzania’s leading business-to-customer (B2C) event, to be held on November 17, 2017, hosted for the hospitality and tourism industry in East Africa and other parts of the world. This will give members of the industry the opportunity to sell their products and services directly to the general public, corporate bodies and expatriate communities in Tanzania.


  1. Food & Drink Expo 2017: For those who appreciate variety in food and drinks, the East Africa Food and Drinks EXPO 2017 will take place on November 17. It will bring a plethora of East African dishes and drinks from various categories for foodies. It is expected that at least 1,500 participants will attend the event. You too can book yourself on those cheap business flights to Dar Es Salaam and add to the numbers.


  1. Information Security & Business Continuity & Risk Management Training: This is a 5-day course to be held starting January 29, 2018 in Dar es Salaam. It will include ISO 27001 and/or ISO 31000 and/or ISO 22301 Foundation, Lead Implementer, Manager and/or Lead Auditor exam(s) for those who are interested in getting their Information Security (IS), Risk Management and Business Continuity Management (BCM) skills certified.


When travelling to Dar Es Salaam to attend any of these business events, consider tailormade packages that can take care of your flights and accommodation.