Air transport is an indispensable factor in the growth of the country’s tourism economy, however current gaps in linking destinations is a source of worry for many players in this industry.

Interesting discussions formed the agenda at the 52nd International Tourism Bourse (ITB) in Berlin, Germany.

Global tourism leaders are confident of the potential that tourism has to grow African economies.

There is a huge appetite already for African products and Zimbabwe is currently the twilight of renewed interest by international markets.

To facilitate tourism growth, one of the key elements is air transport, an indispensable aspect to seizing the potential of this multibillion dollar industry.

With recent developments in the country’s tourism sector to liberalise the visa regime for huge markets such as China, improving aviation network between local destinations becomes another primer for the industry.

It may also be that the expected boon in tourism figures for this year can hit well above the projected double figure growth outlined by the parent ministry.