Zanzibar Is Luring Tourists With A 30Kg Christmas Cake  

Dec 1, 2023

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The World Food Association said in 2022 that culinary tourism is crucial in order to boost local pride. It will help attract travelers that are sustainable. Food and drink intake plays a huge role in the tourism industry.

During holidays everyone is bound to eat and research has shown that tourists are as attracted to culinary experiences as they are to the natural beauty of their destination. Travelers are also seen to be willing to pay more for local food and unique tastes.

Keeping this in mind the Maru-Maru Hotel in the Stone Town has decided to involved the tourists in this hotel. The staff led by chefs will be mixing the ingredients for a special cake for this year’s Christmas Holiday.

Reception manager Phillip Mwakimo spoke at the event, and said, “Getting our visitors and staff from the kitchen in mixing ingredients for the Christmas cake, is an interesting exercise and sort of fun that many tourists enjoy.”

According to the chefs the cake weighing 30kgs will be baked on Christmas Day after soaking some of the ingredients for over 20 days to soften them with alcohol.

Mr Odd-Helge Fjeldstad, one of the enthusiastic visitor in Zanzibar said during the mixing of the cake at the rooftop of the hotel, “I am happy to witness the mixing of the cake.” Zanzibar’s leading industrial sector is its tourism. It contributes to more than 60,000 jobs and over 25% of the Isles GDP.

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