The resurgence of Zimbabwe tourism continues apace with good-news stories abounding these days, such as the current Southern Africa ICT for Education Summit at Victoria Falls, proclaimed by a Zimbabwe Minister as ”a great coup.”
The Summit brings together 14 Education and ICT Ministers from Southern African countries, who are attending along with major ICT companies such as HP, Samsung, Xerox, NEC, Epson, Intel, Sharp and Core (representing Apple).
In addition there are several respected international education entities participating, such as Cambridge University Press, Macmillan, Blackboard and Oxford University Press.
At the forefront is David Coltart, Zimbabwe’s Minister for Education, Sport, Arts and Culture, who commented on his Facebook page: “It is a great coup for Zimbabwe to host this conference and I hope it will provide all those involved in our education sector with a new vision for where we need to be taking Zimbabwe’s education.”
On the night of Thursday 26 January more than 200 of the delegates enjoyed a rousing night at The Boma – Place of Eating, the famous and most popular restaurant in Victoria Falls, showcasing the flavours and ethnic entertainment of Africa. The Boma is the public restaurant of the award-winning Victoria Falls Safari Lodge (VFSL) that is a nightly draw card for international visitors as a “must do” on their itineraries.
In tune with the rapid revival of Zimbabwe tourism VFSL is investing $3m in building a new luxury 20-room block that will open later this year and many other major development plans are afoot for Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe’s “World of Wonders” destination.