Tanzania has many tourist attractions. Approx 38 percent of Tanzania's land area are kept as protected areas for conservation. There are 17 national parks, 29 game reserves, 40 controlled conservation areas (including the Ngorongoro Conservation Area) and marine parks. Tanzania is also home to Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest point in Africa.
Travel and tourism contributed about 17.5 percent of Tanzania's gross domestic product in 2016. The tourism industry employed about 11.0 percent of the country's labour force (about 1.19 million jobs) in 2013.The tourism sector is growing rapidly, rising from US $1.74 billion in 2004 to US $4.48 billion in 2013. In 2016, about 1,28 million tourists arrived at Tanzania's borders compared to approx 0.59 million in 2005.
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