Over 400 to attend cultural tourism entrepreneurial fair in Dar

08Oct 2019
Beatrice Philemon
Arusha
The Guardian
Over 400 to attend cultural tourism entrepreneurial fair in Dar

MORE than 400 micro and small scale entrepreneurs from different parts of the country have confirmed to participate at a Micro and Small Scale Trade Fair aimed at showcasing cultural tourism products and services.

A Maasai entrepreneur negotiating the price of her products with a tourist in Arusha.

Speaking in Dar es Salaam last week, Kimbilio Letu in Pair International Network ‘s Policy and Planning Manager, Charles Sabinian said the fair will also showcase the different traditional dishes consumed by the over 120 tribes in the country.

Sabinian said visitors will also sample some of the foods while admiring locally made batik clothing, vikoi while also being allowed to buy. “We want to show visitors that Tanzania has high quality and unique cultural products and services that can compete at international markets,” he said.

The trade fair will take place at Travertine hotel from November 7th to 11th this year.

He further pointed out that the fair will help cultural entrepreneurs promote what they have to offer in their areas, share experience and have a face-to face discussion with professionals from financial institutions, hotels and regulators.

“We have put up a unique and effective program to make it easy for top quality buyers to attend the event,” he noted while noting that government officials and religion leaders will also attend the fair to share their experience and knowledge.

Seconding Sabinian, Maendeleo Bank Plc’s Marketing and Sales Manager, Adam Marinya called on exhibitors and the public to attend the unique gathering and also visit the bank’s pavilion to get financial services that include investing in production of high quality products.

“You will get financial services wherever you are without physically visiting any Maendeleo Bank branch as we have invested in digital platforms,” Marinya said naming account opening, cash depositing, bills payment and other financial services,” he noted adding that the bank also has a network of agents countrywide.

The bank can issue loans of between 500,000/ to 3m/- small business owners and up to 30m/- to SMEs with affordable rates and good repayment schedules.

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