Zambia seeks our advice on tourism

Zambia is looking to Barbados for assistance in developing its ten-year-old

tourism product.

Zambia’s Ambassador Bobby Samakai made this known today during a

courtesy call on Acting Minister of Tourism and International Transport

Senator Irene Sandiford-Garner at the ministry at the Lloyd Erskine

Sandiford Centre.

Ambassador Samakai told Senator Sandiford-Garner that officials from his

country’s tourism office wanted to visit Barbados to identify the gaps and to

benefit from this island’s expertise.

He explained that tourism was one of Zambia’s top priorities, with Europe

and America being its main source markets, and new prospects coming from the

Caribbean. Samaka said Zambia was also trying to encourage more Africans to

spend their vacation at home to boost their local tourism industry.

Noting that the Victoria Falls, bird sanctuary, game reserves and walking

safaris were among the country’s top attractions for visitors, the ambassador

stated that his country could assist Barbados with its agricultural sector.

Samakai also gave the assurance that his country would resume discussions to

strengthen relations between the two countries.

This was welcomed by Sandiford-Garner, who said that

Barbados would provide any necessary assistance with

developing Zambia’s tourism product.

“It is an important aspect of our development to find

out more about Africa . . . . Your visit is timely and we will

ensure that what you need in terms of our knowledge base

and experience in tourism is at your disposal so that we can

share information,” she said, noting that Zambia had a rich

cultural history.

The senator added that any information and assistance

which Zambia could provide to Barbados on agriculture

would be of great benefit to the island.

Barbados and Zambia established diplomatic relations in

1971. (BGIS)

6 Responses to Zambia seeks our advice on tourism

  1. Princess Tiny Neferua
    Princess Tiny Neferua January 13, 2014 at 9:46 pm

    Give me the ambassador job and I will show them…

  2. Princess Tiny Neferua
    Princess Tiny Neferua January 13, 2014 at 9:46 pm

    Give me the ambassador job and I will show them…

  3. Sheri Veronica
    Sheri Veronica January 13, 2014 at 10:05 pm

    What a joke, but, then again, wonders never really cease.

  4. L.Allan Wilkie
    L.Allan Wilkie January 14, 2014 at 6:42 am

    Tax them rob them have attitude toward them, and they will come in droves

  5. Tony Webster January 14, 2014 at 9:54 am

    At great risk of saying the obvious: tell Hon. visitor…just open a Sandals…and the whole wide world will beat a path etc. But waitaminit…why WE giving free advice to our competitors?

  6. Sisi Kitty Greenidge
    Sisi Kitty Greenidge January 14, 2014 at 10:22 am

    Really? They better ask some of the locals


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