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Kenya seeks tourism promotion deal with Tanzania

06/01/2010 12:21

While the East African Community (EAC) prepares a strategy to sell its five partner states as a single tourism destination, Kenya has called for a memorandum of understanding with Tanzania on the development and promotion of the industry.

According to press reports here Wednesday, Kenya's Tourism Minister Najib Balala has said that if the two countries took such a position, it would help remove "serious" bureaucratic barriers and other obstacles to cross-border cooperation in the sector that is vital to economic growth and regional integration.

Tourism is a leading earner of foreign exchange in both Kenya and Tanzania, whose economies are the biggest among EAC member countries. Others in the bloc are Burundi, Rwanda and Uganda.


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