…Ambassador Mavura welcomes Korean journey creators’ go to to Tanzania
TANZANIAN Ambassador to Korea Togolani Edriss Mavura is happy to see two Korean journey creators presenting his nation in distinctive methods, as they found their completely different experiences with the varied charms of Tanzania.
In response to The Korea Occasions, as a part of “Earth Marble World Tour,” a journey sport present produced by director Kim Tae-ho, Korean journey creators Pani Bottle and KWAKTUBE visited Tanzania by throwing cube to find out their subsequent vacation spot, much like the Korean board sport Blue Marble or the extra extensively recognized Monopoly.
Whereas the sport led them to the identical place, they took completely different paths and explored completely different components of the nation to showcase its versatile charms. KWAKTUBE headed to the Tanzanian island of Zanzibar and took a ship tour, whereas Pani Bottle made a visit to the Chemka Scorching Springs in Moshi within the Kilimanjaro area.
Ambassador Mavura stated the creators went to Tanzania with out the data of his embassy and he heard in regards to the programme when a good friend despatched him a hyperlink to the movies.
“We did not put together something, however I am grateful for them to have gone to my nation naturally and uncover it,” he instructed The Korea Occasions at his workplace in central Seoul, Tuesday.
The Tanzanian ambassador expressed his help for personal Korean initiatives to discover his nation and share their experiences with the Korean group.
“The distinction I see between us selling Tanzania as a vacation spot in Korea and Koreans doing so is that Koreans perceive what’s fascinating to the Korean group and so they higher talk it in their very own language,” he stated. “I used to be additionally studying via the (YouTube movies) what I would not discover in my nation.”
The ambassador appreciated the message of not needing in depth preparations for journey to Tanzania from the present.
“They’d just a few days so that they could not discover a lot, however one factor I appreciated about it was that it was very spontaneous. They may simply roll the cube and journey to my nation simply. They did not should make six months of preparations. They simply went in and had been in a position to do the whole lot,” Mavura stated.
“I see the cultural distinction. Koreans plans issues forward and wish to have all the main points beforehand for the (journey) day. For individuals who needs to make a fast journey — I feel that is the message this system was sending — you do not have to have all these six months preparations. You may simply get up within the morning and say, ‘You understand what? I feel I am drained. I’ll Tanzania tomorrow,’ and you’ll be in Tanzania tomorrow.”
Presently, vacationers from Korea can apply for a visa to Tanzania on-line upfront or get hold of it upon arrival, permitting for unplanned journeys.
He was additionally happy with the picturesque views of Tanzania that the 2 creators had been in a position to seize, from the clear waters to the balmy skies, and launched the nation’s dedication to preserving its stunning surroundings.
“Zanzibar is now doing a marketing campaign referred to as Greener Zanzibar. We wish to have sustainable tourism — tourism that preserves the tradition and the character, and tourism that goes according to local weather change. So we wish to go greener in the whole lot. For instance, we plan to vary boats to electrical boats, as an alternative of fuel-generated boats,” Mavura stated.
The marketing campaign highlights the significance of discovering a stability between environmental, financial and socio-cultural elements of tourism. It entails endeavors to make the most of photo voltaic and wind vitality and to undertake sustainable strategies for water consumption.
“We wish to make it a spot the place individuals go and expertise nature, a spot the place individuals will protect the surroundings and a spot the place individuals contribute for Zanzibar’s greener path. That message was very properly in this system.”
Ambassador Mavura additionally famous the excessive degree of safety and security of Tanzania proven within the video clips.
“These two younger Koreans simply get into town and simply merely take taxi from the airport to the lodge. They had been shifting round freely, exhibiting the extent of security,” he stated.
“I wish to guarantee Korean vacationers that Tanzania is without doubt one of the most secure international locations in Afria that has loved interrupted peace for over 60 years. Tanzania is open for vacationers of all variety. That is why we’re receiving 1 million plus vacationers from all around the world a yr.”
Each journey creators, Pani Bottle and KWAKTUBE, will be seen negotiating with locals of their movies, for instance when making an attempt to get a trip. KWAKTUBE expresses his issues about being taken benefit of by locals in his video, however the ambassador identified that bargaining is a standard apply in Tanzania.
“I believed one thing they didn’t seize so properly due to the cultural variations is pricing,” the ambassador stated, explaining that the area is a mix of African, Arab, Indian and Portuguese cultures.
“So for the individuals of the coast area the whole lot is negotiable. For us negotiation is a part of constructing relationships, not about transaction — like I pay you, you give me again — and we get pleasure from conversations. Costs are normally not set within the streets. Even when I am going to the road and ask the value, they provide me the upper worth as a result of they know the tradition that folks will negotiate.”
Tanzania additionally opened up its properties for overseas funding in tourism infrastructure and the embassy is selling the alternatives in Korea to draw extra Korean vacationers to the East African nation.
“It is a query of egg and rooster. Ought to now we have a Korean lodge funding first so extra Koreans can come to Korea or ought to now we have extra Korean vacationers to extend funding from Korean corporations?” he stated.
“Both means, we want Korean funding in tourism. And I feel there’s numerous alternatives particularly for greener tourism in Tanzania.”