Tanzania hospitality news – SOPA Lodges sets eyes on Zanzibar and the southern safari circuit

SOPA LODGES TANZANIA CONFIDENT IN FUTURE, VOWS TO INVEST IN ZANZIBAR
It was learned over the Christmas holiday that Sopa Lodges, already a major stakeholder in both Kenya and in Tanzania, has expressed their desire to enter the holiday resort market in Zanzibar with a new property, as a result of encouraging financial returns from their present lodges in Tarangire, Ngorongoro and the Serengeti. The source also mentioned that the lodge company was further looking at options to make a presence on the Southern Circuit though no particular were apparently given as to location or which park in particular Sopa had their eyes on.
The same was the case with Zanzibar, for which besides stating general interest, no location was given nor a starting date for a possible construction mentioned.
Still, positive to see the level of confidence by stakeholders that tourism in 2012 and beyond will remain one of the mainstay activities in Tanzanias economy.

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