Sumary of East Africa: Tourism in East Africa - Unpicked Ripe Fruit: It is with no doubt tourism is one of Tanzania's - indeed East Africa's - major forex earners and contributors to the economy. Tourism is also one of the major employers in East Africa, holding nearly 7 per cent of employment in the region according to information from the East African Community making up of Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and South Sudan. Arguably, East Africa has some of the most iconic and the world celebrated attractions. READ: Working together key to the EAC States reviving tourism All these areas accumulate billions of shillings in tourism revenue that are fueled back to the respective economies. Unquestionably, the tourism industry has taken a hit due to the coronavirus pandemic across the region. As data from the United Nations World Tourism Organization pointed out earlier this year, tourist arrivals were down by 87 per cent -- an indication of how the virus has held hostage one of the most vital veins of the region's economy.Want to know more click here go to source.