Zimbabwe: Air Zimbabwe, partner of airport company Sanganai Hlanganani World Tourism Expo

The Sanganai/Hlanganani World Tourism Exhibition continues to attract quality and credible sponsors, as evidenced by the addition of Air Zimbabwe and Airports Company of Zimbabwe for the upcoming exhibition to be held from 13-15 October.

The 15th edition of the Sanganai/Hlanganani World Tourism Expo will be held in Bulawayo and is expected to build on the successes of previous editions.

The event provides excellent opportunities for brand exposure for both exhibiting companies as well as associates and sponsors.

Speaking about the Expo partnership, Airports Company CEO Mr. Tawanda Gusha said: “The Airports Company of Zimbabwe (Private) Limited will be partnering with the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority at this year’s edition of the Expo. Sanganai/Hlanganani World Tourism Expo.

“Aviation and tourism are intertwined and interdependent; growth in domestic tourism translates directly into growth in passenger and aircraft movements at airports, making this a win-win partnership.

“The tourism and travel industries were hit the hardest by the global Covid-19 pandemic. The Sanganai/Hlanganani World Tourism Expo provides a unique opportunity for business recovery and this year the event is attracting buyers from all over the world. , which makes it the perfect platform for this strategic alliance.”

Airports Company operates a network of eight airports that are strategically located throughout the country, providing direct and fast access to the tourist centers and commercial areas of the country.

The three main international airports are: Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport in Harare and now under upgrade, Victoria Falls International Airport and Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo International Airport in Bulawayo.

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Five other smaller airports are mainly served by charter operators, except for Kariba, which now has scheduled service.

These five are: Kariba International Airport, Charles Prince International Airport, Hwange National Park Airport, Masvingo International Airport, and Buffalo Range International Airport.

Plans are underway to establish three more airports at Gweru, Beitbridge and Mutare.

Also speaking about partnering with the exhibition, Air Zimbabwe Acting Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Tafadzwa Zaza, said: “Air Zimbabwe is pleased to partner with the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority as the Official Airline Partner for the World Tourism Exhibition. Sanganai/Hlanganani from October 13 to 15, 2022.

“This exhibition, the first after a prolonged suspension due to the Covid-19 pandemic, is a business opportunity for all travel and tourism players, including Air Zimbabwe.”

Air Zimbabwe has put in additional capacity for incoming local and foreign visitors.

The partnership includes, among other things, domestic flights for the winners of a familiarization trip to Zimbabwe at Expo Dubai 2020 held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, from October 2021 to March 2022.

The partnership will also include co-branding in advertising and other in-flight activities and awards on the public day.

Welcoming the partnerships, ZTA CEO, Mrs. Winnie Muchanyuka, said: “I would like to congratulate the Airports Company of Zimbabwe and Air Zimbabwe for coming together with their various sponsorship packages for the Sanganai World Tourism Expo/ Hlanganani.

“It gives us much-needed momentum and confidence as we resume exposure in its physical form after an extended hiatus due to the merciless COVID-19 pandemic. I would like to sincerely thank you for considering Sanganai/Hlanganani worthy of partnering with and sponsor especially in this environment where there is fierce competition for resources. Let me at this time call on businesses and individuals to follow suit.”