The State of Cross River of Nigeria, home of Tinapa, is already acknowledged as a leader in the development of eco-friendly tourism in the Region. Calabar is regarded by Nigerians as a liveable and likeable city.
The Tinapa Free Zone & Resort is Africa's Premier Business Resort and the only retail and tourism based Free Zone in Nigeria. Presently, no other Free Zone offers similar services to that of Tinapa in the West and Central African sub-region.
The strategic location of Calabar on the West African coast and its close proximity to Central Africa provides strong opportunities for Retailers and Wholesalers in Tinapa to tap into this market which comprise a combined size of about 300million brand hungry people with increasing disposable income and a willingness to spend it. Discerning investors will exploit the existing frustrated demand for quality goods and services which has seen both locals and expatriates within this region go seek alternative destinations abroad.
The close proximity of Tinapa to the manufacturing based Calabar Free Trade Zone as well as the Calabar Sea and Air Ports, presents opportunities for Manufacturers, Retailers and Wholesalers to expand their activities due to increased trade. Its location off the Main Highway into the City of Calabar, means that visitors from other parts of Nigeria and the neighbouring countries, can access Tinapa easily without going through the increasing traffic at the City Center. What more, the Cross River State Government, initial promoter of the Zone, has executed a loan agreement for the construction of a monorail connecting Tinapa to the airport to further improve accessibility.
Finally, adequate and uninterrupted Power is available while our dependable and integrated information and communication technology infrastructure ensures that our investors are able to maximise time as well as operate efficiently and effectively.