FIRST IN A SERIES
We kick off the biggest annual event in African tourism with a week-long look at a country making a major comeback on the world travel scene — Zimbabwe.
Next Friday, the Africa Travel Association will convene its annual congress at Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. Government tourism ministers, private tourism organizers and tour providers from across the Mother Continent will be there.
Every year, this five-day congress is the single most important event for African tourism held on the continent itself, and 2012 figures to be no exception.
But even more than that, this year’s congress represents the re-emergence of Zimbabwe as a major travel destination in Africa, a journey that began when Zimbabwe renewed its ATA membership last summer.
So to celebrate, this week is going to be ZIMBABWE WEEK on “I’m Black and I Travel.”
Each day this week, IBIT will show you one of the reasons why Zimbabwe needs to be on your African travel radar, including attractions that have nothing to do with wildlife.
Don’t get it twisted. Zimbabwe is one of Africa’s great havens of flora and fauna, which make it an ideal safari destination. But there is so much more to Africa than just safaris.
So this week, IBIT will give you a peek at some of what Zimbabwe has to offer in both natural and urban attractions. And believe me, it’s only a peek, only a taste. If we were to get encyclopedic about this, it would take a lot longer than a week.
We’ll be looking at the country’s abundant cultural life, its role in African history, and get into some of the nuts and bolts of creating your own Zimbabwean visit.
So come with IBIT on a week-long journey to the land known as the “World of Wonders.” Zimbabwe.
Edited by P.A.Rice
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