Zambia: Government aims at expanding tourism resource base

Parliament heard yesterday that the proposed 2019 National Budget will focus on promoting diversification of tourism products and domestic tourism.

Finance Minister Margaret Mwanakatwe disclosed this when She presented the 2019 national budget to parliament yesterday afternoon.

The budget speech was presented under the theme “Delivering fiscal consolidation for sustainable and inclusive growth”

Mrs. Mwanakawe said the diversification efforts being undertaken by government are designed at enhancing integration of the country’s rich cultural heritage into tourism packages beyond traditional ceremonies.

She explained that the promotion of traditional tourism products is aimed at increasing the number of days foreign tourists can stay in Zambia from the current four to six days.

Finance Minister says government is working on a strategy that seeks to promote domestic tourism by lowering charges so as to encourage citizens to participate in tourism activities.

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