By Scoop Reporter
ZAMBIA and Angola have re-affirmed commitment to tourism development cooperation and enhanced bilateral relationship.
Speaking during a bilateral meeting between the Government of Angola and Zambia in Lusaka, Zambia’s Tourism Minister Rodney Sikumba says there is need for joint marketing and product diversification to encourage tourists to increase length of stay in region.
He said Zambia is now looking at how quickly to actualize metrics by the two countries to identify the potential and give ideas on how to get around some challenges the sector is facing.
The Livingstone parliamentarian said the two countries should leverage on their strength of long common border and shared cultures to ensure more is achieved in the much-needed tourism development.
And Angolan Minister of Culture and Tourism Filipe Zau says there is a political will from his Government to cooperate in the tourism, culture and environment.
Mr. Zau said Angola Government remains committed to the furtherance and explore bilateral cooperation in the area of tourism development focusing on capacity building and promotion and preservation of culture.
He said his country recognizes that if properly planned, tourism is sustainable unlike extractive industries that take minerals away and has called for promotion of exchange visits and airline connectivity which is key to unlocking tourism.