Visiting Zanzibar for the World Travel Awards Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony, Breaking Travel News editor Chris O’Toole here takes a tour of historic capital, Stone Town. A fine example of the Swahili coastal trading towns of East Africa, the destination has maintained its urban fabric and contains many fine buildings that reflect its particular culture.
World Travel Awards has unveiled the nominees for its upcoming Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony 2016. The first event on the annual Grand Tour, the ceremony will this year be hosted by Diamonds La Gemma dell’Est in Zanzibar, Tanzania, on April 9th. With more than 1,500 nominations now revealed, voting is expected to be highly competitive right up until the February 29th deadline.
World Travel Awards has revealed Diamonds La Gemma dell’Est, Zanzibar, Tanzania, has been selected to host the Africa & India Ocean Gala Ceremony 2016. Set to take place on Saturday, April 9th, 2016, the dazzling red-carpet ceremony will welcome hospitality leaders and luminaries from across the regions.
Set within exotic tropical gardens and water features inviting guests to enjoy the pristine view over the Indian Ocean, Diamonds La Gemma dell’Est is located on the north-western shores of magical Zanzibar. Having recently been confirmed as host for the World Travel Awards Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony 2016, Breaking Travel News here chats with general manager Andrew Cook about this world-class destination.
This month heralds the arrival of Tanzania’s first ever ila spa treatments, at The Residence Zanzibar. On the south-west coast of the mystical ‘Spice Island’, this 66 villa hideaway has long been a hotspot for those in search of a relaxing retreat – with its spacious private villas, welcoming hospitality, and idyllic location. The draw will now be even greater thanks to ila’s new, exclusive treatment menu, using local ingredients and rituals.
Two British females have been attacked on the east African island of Zanzibar, according to reports. The 18-year-old women, who are believed to be charity workers, had acid thrown on their faces, chests and hands as they walked in Stone Town.
Minister Jihad Abdillah Hassan, the Zanzibar Tanzania Minister responsible for Information, Culture, Tourism and Sports, and Mr. Ali Khalil Mirza, his Director General of the Zanzibar Commission for Tourism, met at a working breakfast with Alain St.Ange, the CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, and Mrs. Maryvonne Pool, the Seychelles Consul&Tourism Ambassador in Tanzania, when Mr. St.Ange was in Dar Es Salaam last week for a working visit.