Zimbabwe and Zambia are set to sign a Tourism Bilateral Corporation Agreement as preparations for the hosting of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) General Assembly take centre stage within the two countries.As government intensifies preparations for the hosting of the UNWTO General Assembly in 2013 in the resort town of Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe and Zambiaâ€™s Livingstone town are set to sign a bilateral corporation agreement that will cement and consolidate the preparations.
In an interview, Tourism and Hospitality Minister Cde Walter Mzembi said as the clock continues to tick towards the event his Ministry is mobilising the entire country to support the event adding that various committees have been put in place to make sure everything moves with speed.
Meanwhile, Minister Mzembi took the opportunity to reveal that UNWTO Secretary General and the President of the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) will visit the two hosting nations Zimbabwe and Zambia.
The UNWTO is expected to jet into the country on the 25th of February to familiarise themselves with facilities in Victoria Falls.
The period from the 26th of August until the first week of September 2013 will see stakeholders in the tourism sector and representatives of more than 186 countries descending on the resort town of Victoria Falls for the UNWTO General Assembly and the WTTC annual conference.