indaba-travel-trade-exhibition-.jpgThe Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) has bemoaned lack of financial assistance to the country by the European Union (EU) as a result of illegal sanctions imposed on the country by the west.

This came out at the ongoing Indaba Tourism Fair in South Africa.

SADC countries have received financial assistance from EU for the installation of exhibition stands at the Indaba but Zimbabwe did not receive any assistance despite the fact that tourism is a peace building sector.

ZTA Chief Executive, Mr Karikoga Kaseke said failure by EU to fund Zimbabwe to set up a stand at the fair is clear that the sanctions are not targeted as purported by the west.

Mr Kaseke said despite lack of funding by EU, the country has managed to put in place a big stand that is housing more than 27 operators.