Hospitality sector warms up to ZITF

By Innocent Nxumalo

The Bulawayo hospitality sector has shifted attention to the lucrative business that comes with the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair which roars into life next week.

The addition of Independence celebrations to the catalogue of major events hosted by Bulawayo this year has energised players in the hospitality industry to prepare for the trade expo, which runs from the 26th to the 30th of this month.

Hospitality Association of Zimbabwe (HAZ) Bulawayo Chapter Chairperson, Mrs Beauty Bulu told ZBC News that the sector is almost fully booked ahead of the trade fair.

“We are excited as a sector with the prospects of hosting ZITF. Operators from Bulawayo are almost fully booked and we are engaging individual property owners to spruce up their rooms to match anticipated standards,” said Bulu.

Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) Regional Manager Mrs Novuyo Mathonsi encouraged tourism players to take advantage of the internationally acclaimed business expo to lure visitors to attraction sites dotted in and around Bulawayo.