Zimbabwe: positive vibes before Zitf
The Bulawayo hospitality industry is excited about the return of the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF), which begins tomorrow, amid positive local business prospects.
The main hotels in Bulawayo are already full for the first commercial showcase, while the companies and individuals who provide different services are also positioning themselves for the loot.
In 2020, the Show was postponed before being suspended due to Covid-19. This year, the show was postponed twice again.
As the host city, Bulawayo benefits immensely from the ZITF exhibition with hotels and lodges benefiting from accommodation and other services to local and international guests.
The President of the Hospitality Association of Zimbabwe (HAZ), Mr. Clive Chinwada, said that despite strict Covid-19 regulations, major hotels in Bulawayo were fully booked for ZITF.
“Although ZITF has announced that there will be a limited number of visitors to this year’s trade fair, major hotels in Bulawayo are fully booked,” he said.
“However, there are a few small players in the hospitality industry that have not achieved 100% occupancy.”
ZITF Chairman of the Board of Directors, Mr. Busisa Moyo, last week told reporters at a press conference that a limited number of delegates would be allowed at this year’s edition.