250 exhibitors confirm participation at Sanganai / Hlanganani
A TOTAL of 250 local and international exhibitors have confirmed participation at this year’s Sanganai/Hlanganani World Travel and Tourism Expo scheduled for next month. So far a total of 150 international exhibitors from the traditional source markets in Europe and Asia have confirmed participation. 140 were largely targeted because of this economic situation. 60 more are expected to come from the African region. The deadline for registration by local exhibitors is August 29. The international buyers are coming from a number of countries mainly Zimbabwe’s source markets such as the United Kingdom, Italy, India, Germany, and Spain. Of particular interest is China emanating from the initiative with a Chinese firm, Welcome China which has brought about 25 buyers. Also of significance is the interest by travel companies from the European Union to participate at this year’s Sanganai/Hlanganani Tourism Expo due to the recent thawing of relations between Zimbabwe and the EU. This comes after team tourism went on an engagement drive in the UK.