Tourism and Hospitality Industry Minister Engineer Walter Mzembi

Zimbabwe boasts of a 33-year tourist safety record which has seen the southern African country maintaining a clean record in tourist related deaths, a cabinet minister has revealed.

The last two months has seen Zimbabwe receiving an influx of tourists, a sign the country is a safe tourist destination.

Tourism and Hospitality Industry Minister Engineer Walter Mzembi says sports tourism has made the country reap rewards with the foot prints of visitors marketing and branding the country.

Engineer Mzembi added the country’s 33-year tourist safety record is being augmented by the use of technology to post and market Zimbabwe as a secure and safe destination.

Engineer Mzembi believes a strong partnership with his counterpart in the Sport and Recreation Ministry can position the country well for future bids.

Sports tourism has seen FIFA president Infantino Giovanni, ICC chairman ‎Shashank Manohar, former Barcelona players, Patrick Kluivert and Edgar Davids as well as World Chess president Kirsan Ilyumzhinov having a feel of the opportunities abounding in Zimbabwe.