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Greetings from the ZATI office,

We are now in October but here is short and sweet compilation of the best and the worst of the month of September. 

  • Zanzibar Tourism Show
  • Responsible Tourism Tanzania
  • Members news (ZATI AGM - AGM minutes in the Oct newsletter to be sent soon)
  •  Statistics gov meeting report and updated district police contacts
  • Office news and Apprenticeship Program
  • Interesting links and news

Zanzibar Tourism Show

The second Tourism Show, apart from the hurricane force winds and rain, was successful in attracting many investors to exhibit and network over the three days of the Show and also again during the evening events. 

The opening speech, read by the Second Vice President, on behalf of the President of Zanzibar recognised the role, importance  and power of associations such as ZATI, ZATO and ZATOGA.  

Relevant to investors the following positive clarification was included:  "In an effort to attract quality foreign direct investment, the Government allows foreign investors to own hundred percent of their investments. It also recognizes the importance of companies to recover investment cost prior to the payment of corporate tax. The companies are allowed to employ expatriates in key positions.  The full speech is attached below. 

The Tourism Awards were temporarily cancelled and we are waiting for further information from ZTS.

Left - Zati director and the SUZA ITOD students, on field placement, receiving a certificate of participation from the Hon. Minister of Information, Tourism and Heritage.  Right - Zati Vice chairman, Ms Julia Bishop, welcoming the Second Vice President, Hon. Seif Ali Iddi, to the Hodi Hodi exhibition stand.

The Hon Minister of Tourism and the Second Vice President visiting the exhibition stands of Doubletree by Hilton on the left and Bluebay Beach and Resort on the left.  Our members were well represented at the Tourism Show.

Responsible Tourism Tanzania

Responsible Tourism Tanzania awards were publicised and the ZATI director was invited for the second time to be a judge.  Zanzibar was well represented, at the awards ceremony held in Arusha, and the winners were announced via the ZATI facebook page in early October, this link will take you to the full list.  A ZATI/RTTZ workshop was also planned a few days later.  Congratulations to four investors from Zanzibar who won the coveted local award.  If anyone is interested in getting RTTZ certification contact Julius Lesanoi on Julius@RTTZ.org

Congratulations to Chumbe Island - best in Community Support and Local Development and @Beyond Mnemba - best in Supporting Conservation Efforts.
Runners up Emerson on Hurumzi - Cultural Promotion and Preservation and Hodi Hodi for Implementation of Sustainable Development Goals. 
Make sure you enter next year.

Members News

ZATI board member Nassor el Maruki has already reached Uruguay on the famous Clipper Race and next will be South Africa.  To follow the Clipper Race adventures go to this link.  and see occasional updates on the ZATI facebook page.

Zati AGM 2019 will be sent soon and thank you in advance for all of you who battled through the rain and wind to attend.  It was a great success due to you.

Gov Statistics and updated Police contacts 

ZATI was invited to with the Office of Chief Government Statistician. The main purpose for this meeting between OCGS and ZATI was to discuss and suggest the best mechanism to be used to simplify the availability of information on rooms and beds from all hotels and guesthouses in Zanzibar. You can read the full report here and if you have any questions let us know.

The latest district regional commissioners and police  contacts can be downloaded here - we have yet to get the correct contacts for Urban West but will provide them when we receive them.


Office news and Apprenticeship program

The office welcomed  two SUZA students, Edi and Alid, who are on field placement for their degree in Tourism and Marketing, thank you to those of you who answered the questions for their research. Also, Bakar, who is volunteering, has been a great asset to the office.  

Apprentices under Training in the Hotels

.After 9 weeks in the hotel, the apprentices returned on the 16th of September to college for their classroom orientation in the subjects of Food and Beverage services and Food production. 

The planned training of the hotel trainers in November has now been changed to early 2020. When your apprentice returns to your hotel, the SUZA - ZATI team will be visiting the new hotel placement to work on an issues that may have come up and to  train the supervisor on a one to one basis. 

For any questions email skills@zati.or.tz.

Top photo from left to right - students Edi and Alid and Adil George, ZATI apprenticeship program consultant.
Bottom left hand corner, volunteer Bakar Hamad and on the right, Zati trustee and Deputy Minister of Education Hon Simai Mohamed at the Tourism Show with Edi and Alid.