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The award recognizes a dining establishment that gives its customers a memorable experience through their concept, ambience, and delivery of a top-notch service.
The restaurant must be in Stone Town.
The best dining experience award recognizes a dining establishment that provides customers with a memorable experience through their concept, ambience and delivery of top-notch service.
The restaurant must be on beach.
This award honors a restaurant that offers authentic Zanzibari cuisines and the service excels in taste, quality of premises and value for money.
This award is open to a restaurant that is locally owned and managed. It must be in Stone town or on a Beach. FREE ENTRY
The award recognizes chef that demonstrates innovation, creativity and pursuance to excellence in the use of spices to create the fusion of mouth-watering cuisine along with alternative cooking methods to produce an impeccable menu that tease the sense. The approach, design and execution of dishes must clearly stand out from the crowd and impressed the diner.
Hotels should nominate chefs.
The award for Best Domestic Airline honors regional airlines serving tourism and business destination within Tanzania that offer quality customer centricity and innovative approach to satisfying customer’s need with highly competitive price.
The Airline must primarily operate domestic sector in Tanzania.
The Best International Airline award recognizes airlines that excel in delivering superlative service and consistently exceeds customer’s expectations across every class of service from premium to economy. And increasingly provide prevalent offering on both domestic and international carriers.
The airline must set a benchmark of airline excellence for international flights connecting Zanzibar to the rest of the world.
This award recognizes outstanding tour guides who delivered distinctive and compelling customer experiences.
The tour guide can nominate directly or nominated by tour operator but must have a license.
This award recognizes a major contribution to tourism through the combined contribution of touring and transport services.
This category is open to local Zanzibari companies, established for 3 years and above to qualify for this award and should be members of ZATO.
This category is open to property that offers a range of activities that involve water such as scuba diving, snorkeling, skiing etc.
This category recognizes venues, which provide exceptional meetings experience by providing the most inspiring, hospitable and thoughtful environments for people to meet and learn.
The category is for all quality facilities specially designed for business events, meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions.
This award recognizes the luxury and charm of guesthouses. The finalists of this award will have provided a haven away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Providing guests with a calm and relaxed ambience with an expert team to fulfill every need. The focus of this award is on both facilities and services that enhance the tourism experience.
The guesthouse nominated in this category must be locally owned.
The best spa award recognizes a business that provides a variety of services for the purpose of improving health, beauty and relaxation through personal care treatments such as hair, massages and facials.
This category is open to properties that typify luxury across all areas of operation. Guests should enjoy an extensive range of facilities and comprehensive or highly personalized service relevant to the accommodation type. Properties at this level will display excellent design quality and attention to detail.
This category recognizes the outstanding delivery of specialized or distinct tourism product/service that enhances the visitor experience and integrate with other tourism products.
The award recognizes a hotel that provides a range of elegant and non-fuss personalized service in the heart of Stone Town. The hotel should be furnished with colorful design and locally inspired amenities that create a fantastic urban retreat to customers.
The hotel must be in stone town.
The best boutique hotel experience award recognizes hotel that provides a range of personalized services with comfortable amenities, giving experience of coziness with unforgettable home away from home feel.
A boutique hotel apply this category should have less than 20 rooms.
The Best Beach Hotel experience award honors hotel that nestled on secluded strip of beach that providesa range of services that merges effortlessly with comfortable amenities, creating a memorable stay for guests.
A beach hotel should be privately owned.
This category is open to properties managed by hotel chains that offer complete luxury across all areas of operation. Guest should enjoy an extensive range of facilities and comprehensive or highly personalized service relevant to the accommodation type. Properties short-listed for this award will display excellent design quality and attention to details.
This category recognizes a Heritage site where pieces of political, military, cultural, or social history have been preserved due to their cultural heritage value.
The site has to be recognized by law with the official national historic site status.
An overall award for company or individual that has done the most to promote Zanzibar as a tourism destination over the years.
This category is only open to those businesses that do not meet the criteria of any of the other award categories.
1st June 2019 Nomination Open
1st August 2019 Submissions Close
15th August 2019 Voting Open
1st November 2019 Voting closes
9th November 2019 Gala Event