World Tourism Expo 2016 comes to Bulawayo

The Sanganai/Hlangani World Tourism Expo is back for yet another year, but this time with a new and exciting venue. The 2016 event sees people from all around the globe congregating in Zimbabwe’s second biggest city Bulawayo. This annual Tourism Trade Fair showcases the widest variety of Africa’s best tourism products, and attracts locals in the industry, media and international guests alike. The event will take place at the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair Grounds from the 16th to the 18th of June, and promises to be a weekend to remember.

The Fair is the successor of the Zimbabwean International Travel Expo (ZITE) known as Shanyai/Vakatshani. The Shanyai/Vakatshani was held annually at the Harare International Conference Centre and it has risen to be one of Africa’s leading tourism showcases in its 25 years of existence.

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In the past, the Sanganai/Hlangani World Tourism Expo has been a great success. Each year the event attracts countries like South Africa, Botswana, Malaysia, China, Zambia, Malawi, Kenya, Indonesia, and Italy to name a few. It’s the perfect opportunity to see leading African destinations and important international tourism markets all in one place.

The Zimbabwe International Trade Fair is equipped with world class facilities and enjoys an easily accessible location in the Bulawayo CBD. The 17 hectares of exhibition area is made up of six exhibition halls, hundreds of individual pavilions, as well as open-air facilities.

The main focus points of the World Tourism Expo 2016 will be as follows:

National Tourism Boards
Suppliers of goods and services to the tourism industry
Government Ministries
Leading Tour Wholesalers, Tour Operators and Travel Agents
International Airlines
Tourism destinations
Accommodation Providers
Car Hire and Transport Operators

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Thanks to the organisers, Zimbabwe Tourism Authority, the Fair has been able to bring international buyers and exhibitors together year after year, and really live up the it’s motto- “Where the world meets Africa”.

Make sure you don’t miss out on networking opportunities, or the chance to meet with exhibitors, investors and suppliers from around the world. Expand your knowledge about different source markets, and interact with travel media from a host of different locations. Come and showcase your brand, product and services at the 2016 World Travel Expo, you won’t regret it!

Making your way to Bulawayo from a far? Air Zimbabwe and South African airways offer flights from Johannesburg to Bulawayo direct, undoubtedly the best option when travelling from abroad.

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The increasing popularity of the Fair can make finding accommodation quite tricky if left to the last minute with a host of international visitors looking for lodging. Cresta Churchill offers well-appointed Bulawayo accommodation, within easy proximity to the event venue. Don’t waste time and secure your place by calling +27 11 881 1200 , emailing or visiting the Cresta Hotels website.

For more information about the Sanganai/Hlanganani – World Tourism Expo, feel free to contact the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority on: 00263 4 780651, or email, Otherwise, visit the event website:

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