By Memory Chamisa
ZIMBABWE has once again proved to be a tourist destination of choice as evidenced by the number of people who turned up for the just ended Victoria Falls carnival.
One of the Seven Wonders of the World, the majestic Victoria Falls continues to be a site of awe for visitors.
This was confirmed by the volume of traffic that flooded the resort city during the carnival.
South African television personality, Boitumelo Thulo better known as Boity in entertainment circles, endorsed Victoria Falls as a tourist destination of choice.
“Victoria Falls is just beautiful, actually you don’t have to advertise it because it sells itself, the waterfall is just magnificent and breath taking you can never get enough of it cause every time the view is always different especially now that the waterfall is fierce. Zimbabwe is blessed and people must come and see this wonder,” said Boity.
Minister of Environment, Climate, Tourism and Hospitality Industry, Honourable Mangaliso Ndlovu, who took the South African celebrity on a tour of the Falls alongside his deputy, Honorable Barbra Rwodzi, he spoke on the importance of such endorsements.
“Having such endorsements is very pivotal in ensuring that we are part of the world must visit places and this wonder will always do so especially now that the tourism industry is rebounding from the effects of covid-19 such festivals a major kick in ensuring that it fully recovers and evidenced with the hotel occupancy,” said Hon Ndlovu.
Statistics released by the carnival organiser, Craig Bright revealed that over 3000 people were in attendance with hotels recording 100 percent occupancy.
The Victoria Falls carnival ended on Sunday with electric performances by Zimbabwean artists, Nutty O, Gemma Griffiths, Djembe Monks, Flying Bantu, while South African Djs, Shimza and El Musician had carnival goers on their feet till the wee hours of the morning.