On 29 May 2018, Zimbabwe and Zambia announced that the two countries will be setting up a joint tourism facilitation committee.
The purpose of this committee will be to coordinate combined tourism related marketing campaigns as well as tackle problems affecting the tourism sector. The committee was discussed, and decided upon, at a meeting held recently in Livingstone, Zambia. It was agreed that a combined marketing effort was necessary for reaching the full potential of the tourism industry, thus benefitting both countries.
“When we met at the tourism Indaba in Durban in South Africa (Africa’s Travel Indaba 2018), a number of issues were raised, and l am happy that all the contentious issues were amicably resolved during today’s meeting. It was also resolved that a joint tourism facilitation committee be set up,” said Karikoga Kaseke, Chief Executive for Zimbabwe Tourism Authority.
Officials from the Department of Immigration, police officers, revenue authorities and tourism operators from both countries will make up the committee, and they are set to meet for the first time this month (June 2018).
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