Fiona Ruzh, H-Metro Reporter
Air Zimbabwe has partnered the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority for Sanganai/Hlanganani World Tourism Expo 2019 as the official domestic carrier, an official has said.
ZTA Head of Corporate Affairs 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 MOU 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. International Buyers and Exhibitors arrive in Bulawayo, Harare and Victoria Falls.
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.
“All efforts have been put in place in order to ensure a smooth movement of buyers and exhibitors on our domestic routes,” she said.
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.
This year’s edition of the annual tourism expo will be held at the Zimbabwe International Exhibition Centre (ZITF Grounds) from September 12 to 14.
Over 270 buyers, exhibitors and media are expected to attend and expo.