The coming in of Ethiopian Airlines is a timely boost for the world tourism expo which is scheduled to kick off on the 12th of September in Bulawayo.
Speaking at the signing ceremony, Ethiopian Airlines Country Manager, Wogayehu Terefe said, the Airline was already enjoying frequent flights into Zimbabwe and that it will offer discounted rates to exhibitors, buyers and the media coming for the expo.
“Ethiopian Airlines has offered heavily discounted fares for both business and economy class to international buyers, exhibitors and media travelling to Zimbabwe for the tourism expo.
“Ethiopian Airlines operates daily flights into Harare and flies five times a week to Victoria Falls since 2017. Ethiopia is one of the biggest connection hubs in Africa, linking over 120 destinations in the world. Ethiopian Airlines has been flying into Zimbabwe for over four decades,” she said.
Speaking on the MOU, Zimbabwe Tourism Authority Head of Corporate Affairs Godfrey Koti applauded the partnership adding that it will help to position Zimbabwe as a tourism destination of choice.
Meanwhile, Koti also revealed that some of the international buyers have already arrived in the country and have started pre-Sanganai/Hlanganani tours to Nyanga, Gonarezhou and Victoria Falls.
The tours will cover the whole of Zimbabwe and will give the buyers the first-hand experience of the tourist destinations and activities available for visitors to Zimbabwe.-