South Korean tour operator Yunsuk Jin has expressed excitement at the idea of attending the 2022 edition of the Sanganai/Hlanganani World Tourism Expo set for the 13th to the 15th of October.
Sanganai/Hlanganani which is in the 15th edition will this year be held physically in Bulawayo, following the relaxation of Covid-19 protocols.
Covid-19 which was recorded in the country in March 2020 confined the expo to the virtual platform due to travel bans.
However, the relaxation in Covid-19 protocols has brought excitement to the tourism sector with people resuming travel.
Yunsuk who is one of the 100 international buyers expected to grace the expo says he wants to use the opportunity to enhance his knowledge and experience of the destination.
‘’We are attending Sanganai as buyers and looking forward to meeting the rest of the world at this tourism exchange. Before 2019, as a company, we used to bring about 3000 South Korean tourists into the country, and we hope to continue after this year’s edition of the expo.
‘’We want to enhance our knowledge and experience about destinations, we have since booked to take part in a pre-tour that covers Bulawayo, Masvingo, the Eastern Highlands, and Harare,’’ he said.
Sanganai/Hlanganani is a premier tourism business expo that will play a huge role in the envisaged US$5 billion tourism economy.
Tourism is also one of the key pillars for the economic revival of the second republic together with mining and agriculture.
Zimbabwe as a destination boasts of exciting tourist attractions such as the majestic Victoria Falls which excited English explore David Livingstone when he came across it. There are game parks full of pristine wildlife and vegetation among other things.