|Game industry gears up for UNWTO|
|Tuesday, 14 August 2012 18:37|
The game industry has embarked on an expansion drive aimed at increasing the gaming tourism sector ahead of the forthcoming UNWTO General Assembly to be held in the country next year.
Operators are investing in world class gaming equipment in a bid to provide services that meet international game standards.
In a telephone interview with ZBC News, Casino Operators Association Chairperson, Mr Max Tshuma said the industry has stepped up its expansion drive and the promotion of the gaming tourism sector ahead of the UNWTO 20th General Assembly.
“We are excited about the assembly, we have stepped up preparations for it. We want to provide excellent services that meet international standards and we hope this will contribute significantly to the economy,” he said.
Reports say the game industry contributes over 6 billion pounds to the British GDP and about US$5 billion to Singapore’s GDP annually.
Local players believe that if properly harnessed, the sector can contribute to the country’s GDP given the improvement in tourists inflow.
Zimbabwe and Zambia will co-host the 2013 UNWTO General Assembly to be held in Victoria Falls and Livingstone.