Tanzania and S.A tourism receive a boost from Fastjet

fstjtTourists to Tanzania from South Africa can now enjoy special fares for travel from Tanzania’s LCC Fastjet. The airline made the announcement a few days ago, and this will help tour and travel agencies come up with more attractive packages for holidays and safaris in Tanzania.

The new fares are interestingly not dependent on availability of booking class which is the case with other fares which presents tour operators with the opportunity to come up with less costly Tanzania safari and travel packages.

An exciting aspect of these new fares is that they include one checked passage for each passenger, something that cannot be enjoyed by regular airline passengers.

Fastjet has come up with a new agent booking portal, dedicated to helping travellers access this special offer. You tour operator can check for availability of  flights and make bookings, plan itineraries and make all necessary arrangements concerning their clients transportations especially flights.

There are very many destinations and activities to enjoy on a holiday or safari to Tanzania tourists can catch a view of the imposing Mount Kilimanjaro, go chimpanzee trekking in Gombe, visit the savannahs and wildlife parks which are home to some of Africa’s most prolific and sought after wildlife. The beautiful beaches in Zanzibar and the amazing cultural experience the island offers are some other features to be enjoyed.

Tour operators in South Africa now have an opportunity to create and market cost effective tour packages with some of these amazing destinations at more affordable prices compared to the rest of the flight operators operating on the  Johannesburg-Dar es Salaam route’.

Fastjet is an international airline that operates from Dar es Salaam to Johannesburg and Lusaka and also offers domestic flights in Tanzania covering the Dar es Salaam-Mwanza, Kilimanjaro and Mbeya route.

Safari and tour operators in Tanzania have welcomed the news as it will very likely further strengthen their ties with South Africa, which has over the past years emerged as a leading tourist source country for Tanzania, of course aided by the waving of Visa requirements for South African citizens when entering the country. This latest move by Fastjet is bound to further impact positively on the airline’s market share on the route where it competes head on with South African Airways, which saw their extraordinarily high yields on flights between Johannesburg and Dar es Salaam shrink considerably since the launch of Fastjet flights on the route. Tourism in Tanzania has been growing in the past few years and this is bound it further.