Zambia advised to take advantage of $200m provided for least developed countries
16 December 2011
Turkey has asked Zambia to take advantage of the 200 million US Dollars provided for in its 2012 budget, for tourism development in least developed countries.
Turkish Ambassador to Zambia Ahmet Arda says his country is ready to support Zambia’s tourism sector.
Ambassador Arda said this when he called on Information, Broadcasting and Tourism Minister Given Lubinda at his office in Lusaka on Thursday.
At the same occasion Mr Arda disclosed that Turkey has completed documentation to launch a direct flight to Lusaka through its flagship Turkish Airline.
Mr Arda says the direct flight from Istanbul to Lusaka will boost Zambia’s tourism industry as more tourists will be able to visit Zambia.
And Mr Lubinda appealed to Turkey to assist Zambia develop Livingstone into a fully fledged tourism destination, in view of cites Co-hosting of the 20th United Nations World Tourism Organisation -UNWTO- General Assembly in 2013.
Zambia will co-host the Assembly with neighboring Zimbabwe.
This is according to a statement issued on Thursday by the Press and Public Relations Unit of the Ministry of Information, Broadcasting and Tourism.
Credit: Zambia National Broadcaster
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