According to the US embassy in Harare, Washington’s top envoys in Zimbabwe and Zambia – Bruce Wharton and Mark Storella, respectively – will cycle from Livingstone in Zambia to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe on May 21 to raise awareness on the importance of wildlife conservation to tourism and economic growth in the southern African neighbors.
The delegation will include Zimbabwean comedian Carl Joshua Ncube, popular ZiFM DJ, Lorraine Bgoya and Miss USA, Nana Meriwether, who is currently on a visit in Zambia.
The group is expected to visit the national parks on both sides of the border and will get time to learn about snare clearing and endangered vultures while at the same time meeting with handicraft makers.
The trip aims to highlight the economic and conservation benefits of tourism ahead of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) General Assembly to be jointly hosted by Zimbabwe and Zambia in August.
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|UNWTO starts||24 August 2013|
Date: 17 May 2013