The Africa’s Travel Indaba (ATI) came to life on Tuesday (3 May 2022) at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre in Durban, after two years of absenteeism due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. The Exhibition was officially opened by the South African Minister of Tourism, Lindiwe Sisulu.
ATI is running under the theme Africa’s story, your successes. The Zimbabwe stand has 27 exhibitors with 5 new exhibitors namely: Gateway Stream, Palm River Hotel, Central Air Transport Services and Julian Brookstein. The Acting Chief Executive of the Zimbabwe Tourism, Mr Givemore Chidzidzi said ”It is exciting to be exhibiting once again at the ATI and we have new exhibitors at the Zimbabwe stand this year. We are looking forward to marketing destination Zimbabwe and acquiring new business. At the stand we have tour operators, hoteliers, car rentals, airlines and air charter services all under one roof”.
During the South Africa Minister of Tourism’s tour of the ZTA stand, Lindiwe Sisulu said that she also wanted to adopt the 7 Wonders that Zimbabwe has because they were ideal and speak about the natural wonders. She also said that Zimbabwe had the best view of the Victoria Falls and mentioned that if you visited the Falls and didn’t experience the showers during your tour then you hadn’t quite experienced the beauty of the ‘Smoke that Thunders’
Exhibitors at the stand were very pleased with the business conducted during day one and expressed optimism that new opportunities had been created on day one.