ZANZIBAR RAISING A FLAG IN THE CLIPPER RACE AROUND THE WORLD 2019 – 20
In the recent press conference organized by Zanzibar Association of Tourism Investors (ZATI) in collaboration with Ministry of Information, Tourism and Heritage and Zanzibar Tourism Show at Protea Mbweni Ruins Hotel to bid a farewell to one of the board members of ZATI, Mr. Nassor El Mahruki who will be the first Zanzibari, Tanzania and East African to contest in the Clipper race around the world 2019 – 20.
Hon. Mahmoud Thabit Kombo, Minister for Information, Tourism, and Heritage who was invited as the guest of honor said “I would like to extend my inmost congratulations to Mr. Nassor El Mahruki, for taking this toughest endurance challenge to promote Zanzibar. For those of you who don’t know Clipper Race 2019 – 20 is the world’s biggest round-the-world ocean race and is regarded as one of the toughest endurance challenges on the planet”.
Hon. Kombo further explained that the race is over 40, 000 nautical miles long and it is going to take almost a year to complete, and because Mr. Nassor promised to promote Zanzibar as the sailing destination, and tourism in general, this means our country will receive great visibility,
He affirmed that its on the same light that he recently launched the Zanzibar National Branding Committee, this ministerial groundbreaking committee will consist of 26+ prominent personalities in tourism, both local and foreign as members and they will be responsible for advocating a holistic tourism industry that will help increase visitation while preserving the destination’s natural and heritage assets along with ensuring mitigation of tourism’s negative impacts here in Zanzibar.
In his final note, Hon. Kombo, wish Mr. Nassor all the best in his journey and told him the Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar supports his initiative fully.
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