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Montuli Zanzibar 7-star hotel tourism
  • The seven-star marvel, named “Montuli,” will be set up on the island of Pemba, a top tourism haven in Zanzibar.
  • Attractive policies and enabling environment on the island attracted us to invest $8 million in this project, which will create 200 jobs upon completion, says Hussein Muzamir, the investor behind Montuli.
  • The seven-star hotel will help Zanzibar edge closer to achieving its goal of attracting 850,000 tourists annually by 2025.

In the sun-kissed Zanzibar, a beacon of opulence is set to stir the East African hospitality industry skyline. Zanzibar is fast establishing itself as a premier luxury tourism destination and is intensifying competition by establishing the first seven-star hotel in the East African region. (

This step is not merely a testament to the island’s dedication to redefine luxury but also a pivotal move by the government to fortify its core sector – tourism.

According to details by …

Tanzania's tourism industry | Serengeti National Park

When the first-ever, state-of-the-art tourism documentary featuring Tanzania’s President Samia Suluhu Hassan and narrated by Peter Greenberg, the world’s best travel journalist, and award-winning investigative reporter, “The Royal Tour,” premiered in the US, it was only a matter of time before tourist numbers soared in Tanzania.
Whether it is the most beautiful places to visit in Tanzania or exotic landscapes found nowhere else, Tanzania offers one of the most unique tourism experiences in Africa and the world.…

Zanzibar is leasing out more than 50 small islands to promote Zanzibar tourist attractions.

Government records show that tourist arrivals in Zanzibar slid down slightly to 42,443 visitors in January 2022 compared to a high of 49,868 visitors in January 2021 and 48,167 visitors in December 2021.

Notably, tourists from Europe continue to dominate the market as they account for 83.0 per cent of the total number of visitors who went to Zanzibar this past January 2022. Here are the percentages per country; Poland dominated the outcome, with a high of 15.4 per cent of all visitors that entered Zanzibar as of January 2022.

Despite the war back home, next in line to visit Zanzibar tourist attractions were tourists from Ukraine who accounted for 13.1 per cent of all tourists that went to Zanzibar as of January. Zanzibar tourist attractions are renowned in the world and attract thousands of tourists every year, however, there is need for increased investment in the sector and that …

Zanzibar's presidency

The central bank of Tanzania’s economic bulletin for the quarter ending March 2021, analyzed the economic performance of the Zanzibar-semi autonomous region of Tanzania, which is widely known for its exotic tourism experience and spice farming.

The detailed report brought up interesting issues along the lines of clove production, inflation, public finance, imports, and exports.

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Clove performance

Zanzibar has marked its spot across the region within clove production over the past decade, hence over the past years, performance in the sub-sector has been dwindling.

According to the bulletin, “There were no cloves procured during the quarter under review due to low global demand, which resulted in a significant decrease in prices. As for seaweeds, 2,770.6 tonnes were procured compared with 2,236.5 tonnes procured in the corresponding period in 2020,” BoT report.

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Zanzibar Health Minsiter Hamad Rashid Mohammed Internewscast

On Wednesday, April 15, Zanzibar, the semi-autonomous region of Tanzania well known for its exotic beaches recorded its first coronavirus (COVID-19) death, and in the same time, more people infected by the novel virus increase to 18 as 6 more people test positive for COVID-19.

According to the island’s health minister Hamad Rashid Mohammed, the deceased patient was a 63-year-old male, who passed away on Saturday at his home and was buried on the same day.

Further, the minister noted that the six new cases included five men and a woman aged between 33 and 63 are all from Zanzibar and did not have any recent travel history.

The minister also announced that two patients who were receiving treatment at designated hospitals on the Isles have been discharged after completing their treatment.

However, the new trend of coronavirus infections brings a different dimension in the fight against the pandemic which …

Bank of Tanzania (BoT) monthly (November 2019) economic report has analyzed the economic development of Zanzibar, a semi-autonomous region of Tanzania, (an archipelago in the Indian oceans composed of several islands), highlighting various keys issues and developments particularly in managing inflation.

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The report indicated that the headline inflation remained below the medium target of 5 per cent, same as the previous month of October, while Annual headline inflation was 2.4 percent in October 2019 compared with 3.7 percent recorded in October 2018 largely due to easing in non-food inflation.

On the same mark, the report indicated that twelve-month non-food inflation eased to 2.7 percent in October 2019 from 4.5 percent in the corresponding month of 2018 mainly due to a decline in prices of kerosene, diesel and petrol, while in October the inflation was moderated by prices of fish, rice, …