Zimbabwe inbound tourism hits record high

Foreign tourist arrivals to Zimbabwe hit record highs between December last year and February this year and are expected to continue into next year, local tour operators have said.

In December alone, visitors to the Victoria Falls hit 1 000 per day, and the trend continued into last month.

The increase, which equalled the visitor figures for 1999, has been credited to the removal of police roadblocks from the country's main roads and other interventions following the new political dispensation.

Africa Albida Tourism chief executive, Ross Kennedy said interest in Zimbabwe was "unbelievable. The significance of the removal of roadblocks will be seen quickly because the Europeans used to do 15-21 days of self-drive in Zimbabwe, and now will be back".

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Source: Bulawayo24 News