Despite the fact that the Minister of Tourism and Hospitality Walter Mzembi lost the position of secretary-general of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) in Spain recently, the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority has managed to move on and plans to host the Sanganai/Hlanganani Expo. The expo that was supposed to be held from June to September is now going to be held from the 27th of September to the 1st of October 2017.
Sanganai/Hlanganani is an annual tourism fair that showcases a variety of Africa’s tourism products and attracts international visitors and media from across the world.
According to a local paper interview with ZTA Chief Executive Karikoga Kaseke
“More than a third of the space had already been taken by both local and international exhibitors which is a sign of good that the business world continue to see the value in the fair”
“A number of foreign exhibitors have already registered, notably those representing South Africa, Malawi, Botswana, Zambia, Namibia and Mozambique” said Kaseke continued.
According to the interview, the date shift to September was necessary for adequate preparation.
Regardless of the changes, Zimbabwe Council of Tourism (ZTC) pledged to continue supporting the expo.
“Operators from across the entire sector will support through assisting in making the expo as representative and informative as possible for the buyers and also for members of the public who visit on the open day” said the ZCT president, Tich Hwingwiri to local paper Daily News.
Mzembi who got 15 votes lost the elections in Spain by three votes as Georgia’s Zurab Polilakashvilli acquired 18 votes to become the secretary general of UNWTO according to Newsday. Regardless of this it’s good to see the nation’s biggest Tourism event, pulling itself together.