The Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) is this week aiming to leverage on the 60th edition of ZITF which kicked off this Tuesday,23 April in Bulawayo by concentrating on MICE tourism through Asambeni Tourism Fair.
Asambeni is taking place at the Zimbabwe International Exhibition Centre popularly known as the ZITF grounds until Saturday 27 April. The fair is a forum which strives to place Zimbabwe as a preferred destination for meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions(MICE).
ZTA’s Acting Chief Executive, Mrs. Rita Likukuma said the national tourism organization was promoting MICE tourism as it had promised that it can sustain the tourism economy which evident when the country went through a bad patch and most the tourism generated income came through MICE business.
“Asambeni ‘s timing is to our advantage as most companies both local and international will be exhibiting at the international trade showcase which means most of the decision makers will be converged at one place. This will give them exposure to gather more intelligence on incentive travel as well as conferencing and events which we hope in future will bear fruits as it has managed to make the tourism industry stay afloat in previous years.”
The ZTA is also taking advantage of ZITF this year to roll out its domestic tourism campaign as it also aims to educate the locals on tourism. With tourism operators under one roof, one can even go a step further to make inquiries and have an in-depth appreciation of tourism products.