The annual Tanzania Tourist Board Awards were given to three of the honorees at Africa Travel Association’s (ATA) ninth annual Presidential Forum held at New York University.
Hon. Lazaro S. Nyalandu, MP, Tanzania’s Minister of Natural Resources and Tourism joined by H.E. Amb. Liberata Mulamula, Tanzania Ambassador to the United States and Allan Kijazi, Director General, Tanzania National Parks presented the annual Tanzania Tourist Board Award.
The three honorees who received TTB Awards were:
CNBC’s Secret Lives of the Super Rich received the Tanzania Tourist Board Broadcast Media Award for their season premiere episode featuring Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park as part of the Abercrombie & Kent Private Jet tour. Ray Parisi, Executive Producer and Jessica Joseph, Producer, accepted the award on behalf of the television program.
Abercrombie & Kent received the Tanzania Tourist Board Tour Operator Promotion Award in recognition for their tremendous support in hosting major broadcast projects featuring Tanzania. Norma Spadola, Sales Director, accepted the award on behalf of A&K.
Turkish Airlines won the Tanzania Tourist Board Airline Award in recognition of their support in hosting Tanzania’s first all USTOA-member tour operator educational trip. Alp Ozaman, Regional Marketing Manager, accepted on behalf of Turkish Airlines.
The Awards program was created in 2000 to recognize and show appreciation to the travel professionals who have worked hard promoting and selling Tanzania in the US market, as well as to provide an incentive to increase the numbers even more in the coming years. The awards were also created to recognize and show appreciation to the media who have created stories on the excitement and diversity of travel in Tanzania.