World Descends on Zimbabwe for Global Tourism Expo
The world’s most populous countries, China and India have confirmed their participation for this year’s edition of Sanganai/Hlanganani World Tourism Expo to be held in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe’s second largest city.
By Special Correspondent
The two countries have populations of more than a billion each with China being the most populous country in the world with 1.4 billion while India is a close second with 1.3 billion people.
Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country and seventh most populated in the world has also confirmed its participation, according to officials at Zimbabwe Tourism Authority, ZTA.
The World Tourism Expo —an annual Tourism Trade Fair organized by the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority — runs from 12 to 14 September 2019.
It will be held at the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair, ZITF, Exhibition Centre in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.
Sanganai/Hlanganani World Tourism Expo showcases the widest variety of Africa’s best tourism products and attracts international visitors and media from across the world.
Zimbabwe Tourism Authority, ZTA, Head of Corporate Affairs, Godfrey Koti called on exhibitors, visitors, buyers and investors to use the opportunity to establish strategic business partnerships with world tourism players.
“We can confirm that preparations are at an advanced stage for this mega event and already, we have over 250 exhibitors who have registered as participants,” said Koti.
“About 20 countries have confirmed their participation and these include India, China, Italy, Nigeria, Zambia, South Africa, Botswana, and Mozambique.
“This is going to be a two-day event in which we seek to showcase and promote Zimbabwe for MICE, which is Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions.”
“We are promoting Zimbabwe as a MICE destination where people come and converge. We want to use this event to further promote that idea, especially with the fact that this exposition is registered under the United Nations World Tourism Organisation calendar,” said Koti.
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