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Tourism is Zanzibar’s largest service industry because of its lush nature, heritage, wildlife, tradition, culture, and prominent hospitality, Zanzibar has a competitive advantage in the tourism industry. The tourism industry has been the backbone of the economy, accounting for 15% of GDP.

  • Up-market hotels/resorts
  • Chain hotels
  • Sports tourism
  • Conference tourism
  • Health tourism
  • Mariners
  • Special cuisine restaurants (Joint venture)
  • Recreation and amusement centres
  • Tour operation (locals only)
  • Establishment of colleges for hospitality industry
  • Construction of exhibition and convention centres (PPP)
  • Ecotourism related to botanical gardens and city parks at Masingini, Ngezi and Jozani (PPP)
  • Development and renovation of historical buildings and sites (PPP)