zim brand.jpgThe 27 local sector stakeholders who attended the just-ended Indaba Tourism Fair in South Africa say they are satisfied with the serious business deals they have clinched and all what is left for them is to spruce up the products so that they meet international standards.

Meikles Regional Commercial Director, Mr. Tham Mpofu and Rainbow Tourism Group Chief Executive, Chipo Mutasa, who attended the fair, concurred that there is a clear indication of a strong come back by Zimbabwe as seen by the launch of two private sector brands namely, the renovated and refurbished A-Zambezi River Lodge and the Ngamo Lodge.

Premdest Africa Holidays Director, Mr. Wengayi Nhau and the Safari Operators Association President said this year’s Indaba marked the turning point of the tourism industry, adding that the nation will see an upsurge of tourists hence the need for all stakeholders to start sprucing up the product so that it meets international standards.

karikoga kaseke 22-03-11ed.jpgZimbabwe Tourism Authority Chief Executive, Mr. Karikoga Kaseke and RETOSA chairperson, Dr Sylvester Maunganidze said tourism stakeholders should now be prepared for business by making sure their products are up to standard.

Zimbabwe’s thrust at the tourism Indaba this year was to increase its market share globally and increase tourist arrivals.