“One of our Vice Presidents Phelekezela Mphoko will officially open this year’s Sanganai/Hlanganani Tourism Expo. The official opening will be on Friday,” said ZTA chief executive officer Karikoga Kaseke.
“For now I can’t elaborate further details on the event (tourism expo) as I’ll address the media during a press conference tomorrow morning.”
As of Monday, about 90 international buyers were already in the country ahead of the Sanganai/Hlanganani Tourism Expo to be held at the Zimbabwe International Exhibition Centre.
About 30 international media are also expected in the country for Sanganai/Hlanganani expo.
About 180 international buyers confirmed participation at this year’s tourism expo and ZTA is optimistic that those that are yet to arrive would have arrived by the time the showcase starts.
Since Monday, the international buyers have been busy conducting pre-expo tours visiting tourist attraction centres and tourism facilities around the country.
Some of the places so far visited include Matopos, Hwange National Park, Kariba, Great Zimbabwe Monuments and Nyanga.
After the expo, the buyers will visit other tourist attractions that include Hwange National Park, Matopos, Victoria Falls, Nyanga and Kariba among others.
The international buyers are from countries such as South Africa, Netherlands, Germany, Turkey, Switzerland and the United States of America.
ZTA has organised a series of workshops aimed at deliberating on issues around the tourism sector.
These include the incentive travel workshop set for today while a Bulawayo stakeholders’ meeting will be held during the fair.
Tourism and Hospitality Industry Minister Engineer Walter Mzembi is expected to grace the stakeholders’ meeting where matters affecting the growth and development of the tourism sector in Bulawayo will take centre stage.
Sanganai/ Hlanganani Tourism Expo seeks to market Zimbabwe’s tourism industry and showcase Africa’s best tourism products.