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Tanzania Reports Jump in Tourist Arrivals

The number of tourists visiting Tanzania rose 10.4 percent in the 10 months to October compared with the same period last year, the finance and planning ministry said Friday, despite higher prices for some attractions. Tourism is the main source of foreign currency in Tanzania, best known for its beaches, safaris and Mount Kilimanjaro. As part of an initiative to boost revenue, the government lifted an 18 percent value-added-tax exemption in July on some tourist attractions, including...

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