Tourism picks up at Vic Falls after Zim prioritises vaccination in resort town
Tourism is picking up at Zimbabwe's Victoria Falls after the government prioritised the resort town for Covid-19 vaccination, reports Dianna Games.
The Africa at Work CEO tells Bruce Whitfield about her recent road trip through the country.
She spent a few days at Vic Falls and saw everyone from tourists and conference guests to the President himself.
What the government did is they made the vaccine rollout a priority in Victoria Falls a priority in order to boost tourism.Dianna Games, CEO - Africa @ Work
Most of the adults in that town have had the shot. That has helped to attract tourists back into Victoria Falls which has had zero tourists for a very long time during Covid.Dianna Games, CEO - Africa @ Work
It's also helped that relaxed lockdown rules have allowed more frequent flights from Johannesburg, she says.
There seemed to have been two conferences on there. There were a lot of tourists from South Africa, quite a lot of Americans in town, so their number of foreign tourists from overseas is starting to go up...Dianna Games, CEO - Africa @ Work
Hopefully once we're off the UK red list that will also start improving for tourism in the regionDianna Games, CEO - Africa @ Work
There was also a lot of local tourism, there were two weddings there over that weekend... people down from Harare...Dianna Games, CEO - Africa @ Work
President Emmerson Mnangagwa himself was also there, Games reports.
Driving on a quite riverside road she had to give way as the presidential cavalcade of at least thirty cars passed, sirens wailing.
This is in a quiet resort town. I don't know what tourists must think... It turns out the President was there to open these two conferences.Dianna Games, CEO - Africa @ Work
Listen to Games discuss her Zimbabwe trip on The Money Show's Africa Business Focus slot:
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