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Zimbabwe wants tourism to reinvigorate culture and ecotourism

The government of Zimbabwe has a master plan for tourism is ready. Eighty projects have more domestic tourists on the leg, and international guests to immerse in the life in Zimbabwe.

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To the master plan to carry out, the government has a toerismefonds founded. That should serve to make tourism products to improve and local investors to attract. That the minister of Tourism, Christopher Mushohwe explained in the newspaper The Herald.

“With the establishment of this fund, we want local players in the tourism sector. The intention is that the attractions become more attractive to domestic tourists and local investors are attracted.”

Learning to go on vacation

According Mushohwe was the national tourism master plan developed for the tourism in Zimbabwe a boost. Were ten tourist development zones designated.

One of the issues is a program on the schools that children lead to the development of a culture to go on vacation.

The tourism boost will get Zimbabwe assistance of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), an agency that social and economic growth enhancing in developing countries.

More than the victoria falls

The first four of a total of eighty projects have to guide the remaining development projects. The guide to do this by the month of may has been finalized.

The first project revolves around the North-Zimbabwean Tengenenge. This artists ‘ village, where all the three hundred families living sculpture, prominently on the tourist map.

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Another hamlet, Chesvingo, the official name of ‘Cultural Village’. JICA on-site staff trained in the areas of marketing, accounting, the preparation of dishes and the organization of touristic tours. The guides give tourists explanation about the traditional way of life of the original population of Chesvingo, the Karanga. “We want the tourism to diversify,” said Irvin Murombedzi of the ministry of Tourism at the presentation of the certificates for the staff, last week. “We want tourists not only monuments such as the victoria falls or Kariba Dam to come and visit, but also the cultural aspects of our population to know and appreciate.”

Further, there is a tourist tour, Township Tour in Bulawayo, the second largest city in Zimbabwe, and deployed on a project related to ecotourism.

“We expect these projects to more domestic tourism corridor will bring, and the interest of international tourists will increase”, said Mushohwe. “That is good for the local and national economy.”

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