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January newsletter 2020

Greetings from the ZATI office,

January was a busy month finalising all pending matters of the previous year. We hope that you have all your affairs in order. 

In this edition of the newsletter the following will be included:   

  • Amended Dates for the Zanzibar Tourism show.
  • Members News
  • Government news 
  • Office news.


Amended Dates for the Zanzibar Tourism show

Kindly be informed that the Zanzibar Tourism Show dates have been changed  to 08th- 10th June 2020 at Hotel Verde Ground.  If you book a stall by February 15th you will get a 10% discount -  for more details visit the  link http://zanzibartourismshow.com/

Change of date, now 8th - 10th June 2020

Members News

Nungwi police post expansion - our Chairman, Seif Miskry (3rd on right, and Trustee, Abdulsamad Said had an update meeting as part of the Nungwi Security committee with Police officer's and were briefed on the progress of the Nungwi Police Post expansion which is moving in the right direction. 

Corporate Social Responsibility ideas for members 

Fine Art - hotels looking for local fine art will be welcomed at the Cultural Arts Centre Zanzibar. Click on this link to access information which also includes a working email address.  Examples of a selection of the fine art available can we found on this link.

Barefoot College are selling honey to hotels and have a lot of interesting programs you can get involved with.  More information about the honey produces can be found on this link

Government news

President's speech on Commemorating 56 years of Zanzibar Revolution -  Dr. Ali Mohammed Shein presided over the celebrations commemorating 56 years of the Zanzibar Revolution alongside President of the Republic of Tanzania John Pombe Magufuli. Below are the some of the keys achievements, based on current statistics, mentioned in his speech:

  • Increase of GDP by 1.6 times; from TZS 1,768 billion in 2010 increased to TZS 2,874 billion in 2018.
  • Economic growth increased from 4.3 percent in 2010 to 7.1 percent in 2018.
  • The Domestic Revenue increased by 4.1 times; it reached TZS 748.9 billion in the financial year 2018/2019 compared to TZS 181.1 billion in 2010/2011.
  • The Zanzibar Investment Promotion Authority, has progressively attracted many investors to venture in various projects in different sectors. Until 2018, a total of 304 projects worth a total of USD 3.74 billion have been implemented and created a total of 16,866 job opportunities.
  • In the efforts to promote the Arts and Culture Sector, a new and modern recording studio was launched at Rahaleo radio station for film artists and musicians and will be well utilised.

The Office of the Chief Government Statistician Zanzibar focusing on Tourism recently sent our office copies of the new, reduced in size, monthly survey on hotels and guest houses.  This is a government mandatory form and information is treated confidentially.  If you do not have the form please send a member of your staff to pick up the hard copy forms for the rest of the year.   Alternatively, a soft copy is attached on this link.  It is requested that you scan and send soft copies directly to Statistics on zanstat@ocgs.go.tz also if you have questions about the form you can use this email address and expect a prompt reply.

See below for the December 2019 tourism statistics for Zanzibar

Office news 

As shared in our previous newsletter, we have a new addition to the ZATI office. Mr Taleeb Jussab has been  appointed as Deputy Executive Director and will be assisting Ms. Helen Peeks in the day to day operations of the Association, in particular answering administration such as answering emails from you.  Taleeb is a talented lawyer who recently worked with Stallion Attorneys and has a great understanding of the tourism industries challenges, he was also an active member the ZATI Executive Board for two years. The addition has been made due to the fact that the current Director will be stepping down in the next six months to a more consultative role hence it is important to enable a smooth transition. We will continue to communicate with you should any further changes be made.

Lastly we would like to thank all  Members who have joined this year and remind those who have not renewed their membership to do the same so that you do not miss out on important information, opportunities and events in the Tourism Industry.

Best wishes and see you and your guests at Sauti ya Busara,

ZATI staff