Zim tourism team attends Africa Hospitality Investment Forum
Environment, Climate, Tourism, and Hospitality Industry Zimbabwean Minister Honourable Nqobizitha Mangaliso Ndhlovu is leading the Zimbabwe delegation at the ongoing Africa Hospitality Investment Forum(AHIF) at Raddison Blue Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya. The AHIF is running back to back with AviaDev Africa which started running from the 12th to the 14th and 14th to the 16th respectively in Nairobi under the theme, “Inspire, Invest, and Impact.”
The AHIF program covers a wide range of topics, including global risks and their impact on Africa’s hospitality industry, achieving net-zero targets, implementing environmental, social, and governance (ESG) strategies, access to capital, transformational travel, hotel development challenges and opportunities, hotel financing criteria, successful tourism entrepreneurship, operational excellence, the importance of human skills, alternative accommodation, emerging market dynamics, the latest trends, the future of hospitality investment in Africa and more.
Aviadev offers high-level discussion and case study presentations on successful airport real estate projects. Pre-set appointments will connect the owners and operators of African airports to those with the finance, expertise, and contacts to help them maximise revenue from their airport infrastructure, including from hospitality, as well as retail, cargo, warehousing, and other activities.
The mission will help in promoting Zimbabwe as a safe tourism investment destination. Zimbabwe is offering investment opportunities in multipurpose convention and conference facilities
Accommodation (low to high end), Restaurants Activity based (amusement parks, entertainment, etc)
Integrated resorts, golfing estates, and casinos.
Minister Ndhlovu is among the panelist at a session on Collaborating for a Sustainable Future: The Role of Government Partnerships in Developing Tourism Regions and Zones.
Zimbabwe is also exhibiting at this ongoing forum through the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority. To add on, the Minister is being accompanied by the Zimbabwe Ambassador to Kenya and Permanent Representative to the UNEP and UN-Habitat to Her Excellency Ambassador Winpeg Moyo, the Chief Executive for Zimbabwe Tourism Authority Ms. Winnie Muchanyuka, Airports Company of Zimbabwe, Mashonaland Holdings, Batoka Hospitality Group and House of Chinhara.