Dr. Mwinyi launches iGuide to attract investors

The Indian Ocean Islands of Zanzibar have officially launched an electronic investment guide (iGuide) to provide up-to-date business information for investors. Developed by the Zanzibar Investment Promotion Authority (ZIPA), the guide is an easy-to-use online platform for investors on available business opportunities and applicable laws and regulations. The platform is categorized in the themes of […]

Etihad Launches Flight to Zanzibar from 26 Nov,2021

TOURISM: Etihad Airways  announced three new quarantine-free destinations for the coming winter season. This November, the airline will begin flying to Johannesburg and Cape Town in South Africa, and the beautiful Indian Ocean island of Zanzibar. The new additions to Etihad’s network mean the UAE’s national carrier will be operating to 70 destinations across 47 […]

New and Old Tourists in Zanzibar

  Tourism activities taka place under different topologies of which the most common is the conventional or mass tourism. Conventional(old) tourism attracts the majority of travelers, but it has little impact in improving incomes in rural areas where the majority of the citizens live. However, other forms of tourism are gaining currency, whose shared vision […]

ZURA slashes fuel prices after gov’t’s directive

At last minute Zanzibar Utilities and Regulatory Authority (ZURA) has revised downwards prices for fuel following government’s directive effective Sunday September 26. The government ordered the agency to reduce fuel pump prices with immediate effect in response to the rising cost of living caused by the Covid-19 outbreak. The local newspapers have been warning of […]

Construction of Chake Chake – Wete road takes shape

    The long-awaited Chake Chake-Wete road construction project is expected to begin soon following the Dar es Salaam-based Mwananchi Engineering and Contracting Company Limited (MECCO) wining the tender for the construction work. The twenty-two-kilometer road connecting the Wete town and the busy Chacke Chake commecial town is a strategic project for the sister Island […]

Zanzibar now eyes seafood in new blue economy push

Zanzibar. Zanzibar is extending its blue economy aspirations to seafood in a deliberate attempt to grab a share of the business that is growing in leaps and bounds across the world. A study by Rabobank – a Dutch multinational banking and financial services company – put the global fish and shellfish trade at $153 billion in […]