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Destination Zanzibar showcases tourism offerings at Arabian Travel Market 2016

Destination Zanzibar will promote the island at the Arabian Travel Market 2016 this week in Dubai, highlighting it as a destination for luxury, halal tourism, real estate, and private villa rentals. The island was voted as one of the top destinations to watch out for in 2016, by Conde Nast Traveller magazine, and the ATM exhibition will raise its profile to visitors and investors.

Destination Zanzibar showcases tourism offerings at Arabian Travel Market 2016

Zanzibar has been highlighted as a destination for luxury travel, halal tourism and purposeful travel at this years Arabian Travel Market 2016. The event took place in Dubai last week and Zanzibar’s tourism agency had the opportunity to show that there was more to the archipelago in Tanzania than sunshine and beaches.

According to Hafsa Mbamba, Managing Director of Destination Zanzibar, the campaign focuses on promoting the destination’s real estate and private villas, while attracting new visitors and investors. Mr Mbamba explained:

"Zanzibar was recently voted as one of the top destinations to watch out for in 2016 by Conde Nast Traveller.”

Mr Mbamba continued commenting Conde Nast article saying:

“The publication describes it as one of those places, along with Timbuktu, Kilimanjaro and Marrakech, that conjures up extraordinary, exotic images from Arabian Nights coloured with dhows, spices and treasures - as well as evoking darker stories of traders and adventures on the hunt for elephants, gold, power and slaves.”

During the ATM 2016, Destination Zanzibar teamed up with Fumba Town Development, a real estate project that will combine modern, affordable residential units with commercial space in Zanzibar, with aim to attract more visitors and investors to the destination. Mr Mbamba highlighted the importance of their presence on travel fairs saying:

“Arabian Travel Market provides an environment to integrate with international trade and businesses less exposed to Zanzibar, her tourism products and services.”

Zanzibar is a semi-autonomous part of Tanzania in East Africa. The archipelago is situated approximately 15 miles off the coast of the mainland and is home to white sand beaches fringed with coconut palms and turquoise waters.

Unguja is the main island, with its Stone Town, House of Wonders, and the Jozani forest, where the native red colobus monkey lives.
Travellers can enjoy scuba diving and snorkelling in coral gardens off the coast of Chumbe Island, or go to the all-night parties at Paje.

The islands of Nungwi and Kendwa boast beautiful beaches, bustling bars, restaurants, and a range of accommodation from budget B&Bs to luxury hotels.

Zanzibar is famously known as the Spice Island due to its valuable position in the Spice Trade hundreds of years ago. Tourist can still visit spice farms to see how saffron, ginger, cloves, and grow, and to sample the produce.

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