Buyer’s Troop in for Sanganai/ Hlanganani Tourism Expo 2022

Buyer’s Troop in for Sanganai/ Hlanganani Tourism Expo 2022

INTERNATIONAL buyers from across the world continue with their tour of the country’s resort destinations and over the weekend they visited Victoria Falls as part of the pre-Sanganai/Hlanganani World Tourism Expo activities. A total of 100 buyers from across the world are expected to attend the 15th edition of the prime tourism expo, which kicks off on Thursday in Bulawayo and ends on Saturday. In 2020 the event was held virtually and in 2021 it was a hybrid event due to Covid-19.

On Saturday and Sunday, a group of buyers from Botswana, Kenya, South Africa, India and other countries sampled some of the exciting tourism leisure spots at different places. Some of the activities include tour of the mighty water falls, sunset cruise, tour of the bridge, zip line and game drives, among others. They had dinner at a local hotel on Sunday evening and were being hosted by the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA), which host the premier Sanganai/Hlanganani event.ZTA spokesperson Mr Godfrey Koti said they were excited by the ongoing destination tours by international buyers, adding that all was ready for the successful hosting of the expo.

He said it was all systems go and the organisers were looking forward to a successful expo including the sideline events that include the tourism investment conference, breakfast meeting jointly organised Zimra, ministerial roundtable meeting, family fun-day, sports tourism focus and a session for students on tourism. Speaking in Victoria Falls, the buyers said there was a need to vigorously market local tourism places.“I’m here to sell my country and also understand other new authentic sites in Zimbabwe. Our focus this time is on Zimbabwe and Sadc and we are grateful to ZTA and team for doing a marvelous job as we have to help each other sell Zimbabwe,” said a buyer from Botswana. Another one identified as Carol from Kenya said the tour around Zimbabwe in the past few days had been an eye opener and beneficial to her. “We have benefited by being in Zimbabwe for the past two days as we now fully understand why Zimbabwe is a World of Wonders.

The experience is awesome and we also had to see the falls through the eye of an elephant, that’s a rare experience interacting with elephants and we are already enjoying this destination and hope to interact with more Zimbabweans at Sanganai/Hlanganani,” she said. Carol said globalisation should also be implemented in tourism where African member states should push for seamless tourism.


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