Zambia upgrades infrastructure for World Tourism Organisation General Assembly

During the 19th Session of the UNWTO General Assembly held in Seoul South Korea, Zambia and Zimbabwe won the bid to co-host the 20th Session of the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) General Assembly from the 24th to the 29th of August 2013 in the towns of Livingstone on the Zambian side and Victoria Falls on the Zimbabwean side.

Since the announcement, Zambia has been preparing the country for the General Assembly, from upgrading road infrastructure, airport facilities and re-enforcing security to ensuring the smooth running when delegates enter Zambia through to their stay in the refurbished accommodation establishments.

Zambia and Zimbabwe have put in place a Gratis visa for the delegates including those accompanying them, which is valid for 30 days from date of entry.  This will allow for unrestricted free movement between the two countries.

A number of pre – post and social activities have been lined up for the delegates and their accompanying persons. Included here are tours to visit the Mighty Victoria Falls, Walking with the Lions, Game viewing in the Musi-ao-tunya National Park, Bungee Jumping at one of the highest bungee jump in the world, traditional and cultural performances, Boat Cruises, etc.

The humble and hospitable citizens from Zambia look forward to welcoming you to the UNWTO General Assembly and generously share their tourism world which boasts of uniquely African cuisine, the breath-taking wildlife attractions of the area, naturally beautiful environs the rich cultural heritage and unique arts and crafts that you will be able to bring home with you.

Come, ‘Let’s Explore’ Zambia at ‘Destination Victoria Falls’

Author: Muzi Mohale

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