Damasi Mfugale becomes New Managing Director of Tanzania Tourist Board

President Samia Suluhu Hassan has appointed Damasi Mfugale to be the new Managing Director of the Tanzania Tourist Board (TTB).

Mfugale is a consultant for the African Chapter EBI International Consulting Group in Canada.

Previously, Damas Mfugale, has been managing the family-owned Peacock Hotel.

The Peacock Hotel is a well-known hospitality property located along Bibi Titi Mohammed Road in Dar es Salaam City, opposite, and overlooking, the historical Mnazi Mmoja Gardens.

Mfugale has a Masters in Arts (MA) in International Hospitality and Tourism Management from the International Management Institute (IMI) Switzerland. IMI is a private hospitality school offering programs from foundation level to Master of Science.

The Tanzania Tourist Board is a government organization whose core task is the promotion and development of all aspects of the tourism industry in the country.

Operating under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism, the entity was legally established by Tanzania Tourist Board act, CAP 364 of 1962 and amended by act No. 18 of 1992.

The Tanzania Tourist Board was formed after the disbandment of the former Tanzania Tourist Corporation (TTC).

Tanzania receives around 1.5 million tourists per year and the board is mandated with the mission to ensure that the foreign visitors’ traffic surges to 5 million by the year 2025.

In yet another development, the Tanzanian Head of State, Samia Suluhu has also appointed Gilead Teri as the Executive Director of the Tanzania Investment Centre (TIC).

Teri is a PhD researcher at the University of Manchester in England.

An old hand in the profession, Gilead Teri had previously also held senior roles at the World Bank (WB) and the European Union (EU) as well as at the Tanzania Private Sector Foundation (TPSF).