The Tanzania Association of Tour Operators (TATO) was established in 1983 to represent the interest of its members who are mainly Tour Operators in Tanzania. The current membership is composed of Tour operators, Air Operators, hoteliers, and Associate members. The Association is the Government recognized tour operators representative and has been long time Government partner in realizing some of the projects and policies.
The focus of the Association is to pursue the interests of its members by providing advice and information to the government and its institutions on the formulation policies and legislation in relation to the tourism industry, with the aim of creating a more enabling business environment for tour operators and other players. The Association has been doing this since its inception in 1983.
The Association aims to provide a common and comprehensive position of the tourism industry in its relations with the Government and its institutions in matters pertaining to the formulation of tourism policy, plans, and programs.
TATO aims to establish and maintain high quality and standards amongst its members and other tourism intermediaries, such as hotels, reserved areas, airlines, and marine transport.
TATO aims to present the interests of its members in all spheres which entail collective representation.