Zambia

Livingstone town is situated in the southern part of Zambia. The distance to Livingstone from Lusaka is about 475 km. The city of Livingstone can be reached by air, road and train.

For the purpose of the General Assembly, it is highly advised to use Harry Mwaanga Nkumbula International Airport (Livingstone), Kenneth Kaunda International Airport in Lusaka and Victoria Falls International Airport in Zimbabwe. Shuttle buses will be available at both Harry Mwaanga Nkumbula International Airport (Livingstone) and Victoria Falls International Airport (Victoria Falls) to ferry arriving delegates to the MAIN HOTELS on either side of the border.

Connections from various destinations:

Transport Route
Plane City (Lusaka) City (Livingstone)
Kenneth Kaunda International Airport Harry Mwaanga   Nkumbula International Airport
Time: 70 minutes
Luxury Coach/Bus Lusaka Inter-City Bus Terminus Livingstone Bus Station
Time: 7 hours
Car/Taxi Lusaka Livingstone
Time: 6-8 hours
Car/Taxi/Bus   shuttle Victoria Falls International Airport (Zimbabwe) Livingstone City   (Zambia)
30 minutes(Only during the GA, as there will be no border clearance formalities for delegates)

 

Daily flight

Lusaka International Airport to Livingstone International Airport Airline: Proflight Zambia

Other airports to Livingstone International Airport

Airlines: South African Airways, British Airways (operated by Comair) and South African Airlink.

Flights are available weekly from Lusaka International Airport and from other airports to Livingstone as follows:

Airline Flight No. Frequency From Departure To Arrival
PO 702 5 times a week (Sun, Tues, Wed, Fri and Sat) Lusaka 08:00 Livingstone 09:10
PO 704 7 (daily flights) Lusaka 12:00 Livingstone 13:10
PO 708 7 (daily flights) Lusaka 16:10 Livingstone 17:20
BA 6291 7 (daily flights) Johannesburg 11:15 Livingstone 12:45
SA 048 7 (daily flights) Johannesburg 11:00 Livingstone 12:30
SA 8870 5 times a week (Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri and Sat) Mpumalanga 12:10 Livingstone 13:50
*Flight schedules may be changed without prior notice due to unavoidable reasons. Please recheck the above flight schedules when making your reservations.

 

Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls Town is situated in the western part of Zimbabwe. The town can be accessed by air, road and rail. Victoria Falls Town is 876 km from Harare.

For the purpose of the General Assembly, delegates are highly advised to use Victoria Falls International Airport (Victoria Falls), Harare International Airport in Harare and Joshua M Nkomo International Airport (Bulawayo) in Zimbabwe. Shuttle buses will be available at both Victoria Falls International Airport (Victoria Falls) and Harry Mwaanga Nkumbula International Airport (Livingstone) to ferry arriving delegates to the MAIN HOTELS on either side of the border.

Connections from various destinations:

Transport Route
Plane City (Harare) Town (Victoria Falls)
Harare International Airport Victoria Falls International Airport
Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Luxury Coach Rainbow Towers HotelHoliday Inn Hotel Victoria Falls HotelKingdom at Victoria Falls
Time: 9 hours
Car/Taxi Harare/Bulawayo Victoria Falls
Time: 9 to 10 hours (HRE) 5 hours (BYO)
Car/Taxi/Bus shuttle Victoria Falls International Airport (Zimbabwe) Livingstone City (Zambia)
30 minutes(only during the GA, as there will be no border clearance formalities for delegates)

 

Daily flights

Harare International Airport to Victoria Falls International Airport Airline: Air Zimbabwe

Other airports to Victoria Falls International Airport

Airlines: Air Zimbabwe, South African Airways, British Airways, Air Namibia

Flights are available weekly from Harare International Airport and other airports to Victoria Falls Town

Airline Flight No. Frequency From Departure To Arrival
Air Zimbabwe 4 times a week (Sun, Mon, Wed, and Fri) Harare 07:00 Victoria Falls 09:00
South African Airways (SA) 7 (daily flights) JHB 10:50 Victoria Falls 12:30
British Airways (BA) 7 (daily flights) JHB 11:25 Victoria Falls 13:05
Air Namibia (SW) 4 times a week (Sun, Mon, Wed and Fri) Windhoek 09:15 Victoria Falls 11:50
*Flight schedules may be changed without prior notice due to unavoidable reasons. Please recheck the above flight schedules when making your reservations.

 

Discounts on air fares and baggage tags:

In support of the 20th session of the UNWTO General Assembly, the following airlines are providing special discounts for the participants.  In order to avail of these discounts, delegates are requested to follow the guidelines for each airline.

Air France and KLM are offering a 10% rebate on published non-restrictive public fares in economy or business class and a 5% reduction on restrictive-discounted fares in both economy and business class. Tickets may be booked through the web page set up for this Assembly (Air France). They may also be issued by offices of Air France and KLM (indicating event code 18661AF, and providing proof of participation in the Assembly). This offer is valid from 19 August 2013 to 3 September 2013.

Emirates is offering a 10% discount on the prevailing lowest return fares on Business Class and on Economy Class. To benefit from the discount, participants must go to www.emirates.com/meetings and enter the applicable promotion code EVE6UNW.

The offer is valid from 19 August to 2 September 2013 ONLY for travel into Lusaka, Harare and Johannesburg, NOT from Lusaka, Harare and Johannesburg. It extends to companions travelling with attendees.

Depending on the countries of origin, South African Airways is offering discounts of up to 18% to participants in the Assembly. To make a reservation, please go to SAA, event code: micesa

The following conditions will apply:

  • Booking must be done 45 days prior to the event and must be ticketed within 72 hours of bookings.
  • Minimum stay should be 4 days and maximum 30 days

Printable baggage tags to be attached to the luggage will be sent with a later mailing.

 

Reception at the airports and transfers:

The Governments of the Republic of Zambia and the Republic of Zimbabwe will set up separate reception desks for the participants at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport (Lusaka), Harry Mwaanga Nkumbula International Airport (Livingstone), Harare International Airport (Harare) and Victoria Falls International Airport (Victoria Falls Town). At least three of the UNWTO’s official languages will be available at all welcome desks. The staff at these desks will help participants complete entry formalities forms into the two countries.

Free transfers from Harry Mwaanga Nkumbula International Airport (Livingstone) and Victoria Falls International Airport (Victoria Falls Town) to the main hotels1 will be ensured for the delegates upon arrival and departure.

The host authorities will also provide shuttle bus services from the selected hotels for the registration of participants, the opening ceremony and the closing ceremony, the working sessions and the social events and technical tours.

To enable the local authorities to organize this service, participants are requested to complete and submit, by 24 July 2013, the online participation form (UNWTO), indicating their arrival, departure and accommodation details.

 

By: 5VictoriaFalls24

Date: 10 June 2013