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.
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.
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.