ZANZIBAR: THE Workplace of Chief Authorities Statistician (OCGS) in Zanzibar has revealed that vacationer arrivals to the Isles elevated by 4.2 per cent in a single month. Statistics point out that there have been 57,296 vacationers in November 2023, in comparison with 54,961 vacationers in October.
Mr Bakar Khamis Kondo from OCGS-Zanzibar said that vacationers from Europe proceed to dominate the Zanzibar market, accounting for 74.2 per cent of all vacationers final month.
“When it comes to international locations, Italy dominated the tourism market, accounting for 11.5 per cent of all guests in November 2023, adopted by Poland at 10.7 per cent, whereas New Zealand recorded lower than one per cent,” he defined.
The statistician famous that 49,414 guests, equal to 86.2 per cent, entered Zanzibar by way of the airport. Out of these, a complete of 47,619 guests arrived in Zanzibar utilizing worldwide flights, 1,795 arrived by home flights, and the remaining 7,882 entered by way of the seaport.
Of these, 1,561 guests got here by cruise ship and 6,321 by sea ferries from Mainland Tanzania. Mr Kondo said on the press convention that Zanzibar acquired a complete of 678,570 guests from January to November 2023, which is an 18.0 per cent enhance in comparison with the identical months in 2022.
Zanzibar is now working onerous to succeed in the goal of 1 million vacationers by 2025, after surpassing the earlier goal of half one million vacationers earlier than the 12 months. Vacationers from rising markets comparable to Poland, India, Russia, Israel, China and Ukraine have been growing.