AIR Zimbabwe has partnered with the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) for Sanganai/Hlanganani World Tourism Expo 2019 as the official domestic carrier, an official has said.
Head of Corporate Affairs at ZTA Godfrey ‘Chief’ Koti, confirmed yesterday that the national airline is the official carrier for the domestic travel for Sanganai/Hlanganani.
“Air Zimbabwe has several flights to the majestic Victoria Falls from Harare and Bulawayo. This year Air Zimbabwe have partnered with us as we host the 12th edition of Sanganai/Hlanganani World Tourism Expo following an MOU between the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) and Air Zimbabwe,” Koti said.
The Memorandum of Understanding will see Air Zimbabwe joining in the league of Ethiopian Airlines which recently signed an MOU with ZTA last week ahead of the tourism expo scheduled to kick off on Thursday in Bulawayo.
Koti also revealed that some international buyers have already arrived in the country and have started pre-Sanganai/Hlanganani tours to major tourist attraction sites such as Nyanga, Gonarezhou and Victoria Falls.
Air Zimbabwe’s domestic services come in handy to move the visitors between these centres.
Air Zimbabwe Corporate Communications Officer Firstme Vitori said the airline was delighted with the collaboration.
“As Air Zimbabwe, we are excited to partner with the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) once again as the official airline for the domestic travel for Sanganai/Hlanganani World Tourism Expo 2019 as we continue to facilitate Tourism, Investment and Trade,” she said.
“All efforts have been put in place in order to ensure a smooth movement of buyers and exhibitors on our domestic routes Harare/Bulawayo/Victoria Falls/Harare.” she added.
Vitori also confirmed that the national airline will be exhibiting at this year’s expo.
“As an exhibitor at this year’s expo, we are also looking forward to fruitful engagements with the diverse spectrum of domestic, regional and international buyers who are scheduled to attend Sanganai/Hlanganani 2019. The engagements are expected to include the proposed additional domestic routes such as Kariba and Buffalo Range among others.” she said.
The pre and post tours will cover the whole of Zimbabwe and will give the buyers first-hand experience of the tourist destinations and activities available for visitors to Zimbabwe.
This year’s edition of annual tourism expo will be held at the Zimbabwe International Exhibition Centre (ZITF Grounds).
Over 270 buyers, exhibitors and media are expected to attend.