The Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) and the Zambian Tourism Agency have welcomed the re-launch of the Kaza-Trans-Frontier Conservation Area (TFCA) univisa as it is a critical enabler in boosting tourist arrivals in the two countries.
The two authorities, however, say their ultimate goal is to ensure that the univisa is not only limited to Kaza-TFCA member countries but the entire SADC region.
Zimbabwe and Zambia re-launched the Kaza-TFCA univisa programme in livingstone, Zambia to facilitate an increase in tourist arrivals from 65 countries around the globe that qualify for the facility.
ZTA chief executive officer Karikoga Kaseke says the ultimate goal is to have the facility spread to the SADC regional member states since the two countries alone cannot do enough to improve tourist arrivals in the region.
According to the chief executive officer of the Zambian Tourism Agency Mr Felix Chaila there is also a need for a round table conference with immigration officials and other key stakeholders to come up with joint promotional packages.
The remaining Kaza-TFCA member states Angola, Botswana and Namibia are expected to join the programme before roll out to the SADC region.
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