Tourist arrivals in Zanzibar rose to 165,231 in Q3, 2022 from 89,956 recorded during the similar quarter last year according to the latest Bank of Tanzania (BoT) Quarterly Economic Bulletin.
Central Bank data indicates that during Q3, 2022, Europe dominated at 64.3 per cent, followed by
Africa at 13.1 per cent, and Asia at 12.3 per cent while other parts of the globe accounted for the remaining percentage.
“Analysis by country, indicates that much of the visitors were from France, Germany, Poland and United States, in that order,” the report added.
The report further shows that the economy of Zanzibar continued to perform satisfactorily on account of resumption of economic activities, especially those related to tourism.
The Isles economy grew by 6.6 per cent in the second quarter of 20226 compared with 6.5 per cent in the corresponding quarter in 2021
The activities that recorded strong growth during the quarter include arts, entertainment and recreation; accommodation and food services; wholesale and retail trade; and mining and quarrying. “The main contributors to the growth were construction, manufacturing, real estate, wholesale and retail trade, crops and accommodation and food services,” the report shows.