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Tanzania’s Zanzibar president opens tourism summit

Tanzania’s Zanzibar President Hussein Ali Mwinyi on Thursday opened the first-ever Zanzibar’s tourism summit.

The Zanzibar Tourism Summit is aimed at connecting stakeholders in the tourism industry with domestic, East African and international investors in the industry.

The tourism sector in Zanzibar plays an important role as it contributes to 30 percent of the gross domestic product, Mwinyi said, adding his administration has taken various measures aimed at attracting 850,000 tourists annually by 2025.

Foreign tourists have dinner at a seaside restaurant in Zanzibar, Tanzania, Feb. 21, 2023.  (Xinhua/Dong Jianghui)

“Zanzibar’s doors are open to investors interested in investing in sea sports and beach sports that will add value to our tourist attractions,” he said.

During the two-day summit, there will be tourism exhibitions, workshops and seminars about Zanzibar and its tourism opportunities, said organizers.

Source: Xinhua