mana_pools.jpgThe Tourism Taskforce has revealed that two teams who will be taking part in the FIFA World Cup Finals have confirmed that they will be camping and training in Zimbabwe.

With many sectors believing that hopes of reaping benefits from the FIFA World Cup to be hosted by South Africa are slowly fading, the Tourism Taskforce has allayed such fears.

 

Chairperson of the Tourism Taskforce Dr Maunganidze said Zimbabweans must not despair as two teams have confirmed that they will camp and train in Zimbabwe.

 

Dr Maunganidze said efforts have been made to renovate the Harare International Airport and the Bulawayo Airport to enable them to meet international standards adding that the current renovations are 75% complete.

 

To facilitate the movement of people during the World Cup, Air Zimbabwe will introduce a flight from Harare to Vic-falls flying three times a week.

 

Tourism is regarded as the trump card for economic prosperity and has contributed 7% to the country’s Gross Domestic Product last year.

 

Hopes are high that the World Cup which will kick off on the 11th of June will contribute 15% to the country’s Gross Domestic Product.