KOMBO PRAISES CHUMBE ISLAND FOR WINNING AWARD IN BERLIN
PRESS CONFERENCE | PARK HYATT
Tuesday, 26th March 2019
On 6th of March 2019, ITB Berlin hosted the award ceremony for top 100 awards, selecting the finest top 100 destinations in the world, based on the jury-reviewed sustainability success stories. These awards aimed to recognize innovation and good practices in tourism management, leadership and innovation in responsible and sustainable tourism in different parts of the world. Chumbe Island Coral Park has won the “Best of Africa: Sustainable Destination Top 100 Awards ” in ITB Berlin. Hon. Mahmoud Thabit Kombo congratulated the management of Chumbe Island and their staff for raising the flag of Zanzibar in the Press Conference held yesterday at Park Hyatt, Zanzibar. He pointed out that Chumbe victory was a true presentation of responsible and sustainable tourism business practices that the Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar through his ministry has relentlessly urging tourism stakeholders across Zanzibar. He further told tourism stakeholders in Zanzibar to take the news as a challenge for them to commit and improve their businesses to the truest definition of responsible and sustainable tourism businesses, for the mutual benefit to their businesses and Zanzibar in general. He also used that opportunity to welcome all tourism stakeholders to attend and support the Zanzibar Tourism Show second season, which will be held from 26th to 28th September 2019 at Hotel Verde, Zanzibar. Kombo further explained that Zanzibar Tourism Show embarks on the international arena becoming the preferred tourism business platform in East Africa that offers unique touristic linkages, first-hand expert knowledge and significant unpanelled networking opportunity to all participants.
In his final note, the Minister highlighted that on 29th of September 2019, they will host the Zanzibar Tourism Awards to recognize those stakeholders that champion on responsible and sustainable tourism practices. Hon. Minister said “This time the categories are in sense of UTALII KWA WOTE tourism for all including various categories in the travel and tourism industry. I hope many will participate including journalists that promote tourism in their daily reports. There is a special category for that, kindly share the news with other media houses so they can participate too”0