HAT is a non-profit registered organization formed in 2004 and a member of the Tourism Confederation Tanzania (TCT), the tourism apex body that consists of 11 other Tourism Private Sector associations. It originated from Hotels Keepers Association of Tanzania formed in the 1970s.
Our ultimate goal is to make Tanzania hospitality industry competitive globally and viable for the investors, employers, employees, local communities, suppliers and the Government. The Hotels Association of Tanzania with its members have set a vision of working in partnership with our Ministry and its respective authorities, and all other tourism associations and stakeholders to promote, strengthen and protect our industry to be financial, socially and environmentally sustainable.
We encourage, promote and protect the interests of accommodation providers and other registered accommodation establishments and to take all such steps as may be considered expedient for the purpose, including the provision of legal and other professional advice and assistance.
HAT achieves her goals through lobbying and advocating for laws, regulations and processes that will have a positive implication on the private sector, public sector and the Tanzanian economy.
We also work with the government on the process of implementation of laws and try and assure fairness.
We promote standards and compliance within our membership to give our association credibility to table issues that affect accommodation facilities providers.
Further to advocacy and lobbying, we bring the industry players together around common causes such as conservation, community development projects and networking through events.
We also welcome all the service providers to the hospitality industry to be a part of HAT to ease business and become one big community.
HAT will soon begin an exercise to open chapter offices in different regions. Please contact us for more information on how you can become a member, how you can form a chapter or if you are already a member, any queries you may have.