By Wallace Mawire
Potential investors and other interested have been called upon to
consider establishing hotel and other accommodation facilities which
are currently lacking at Zimbabwe’s main entry port now called the
Robert Gabriel Mugabe international airport and formerly Harare
Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) Chief Operating Officer, Givemore
Chidzidzi told participants and potential investors at a Harare City
Council investment conference that unlike other countries, regionally
and internationally, Zimbabwe’s main port of entry lacked hotel
facilities to accommodate passengers who would have been stranded or
wishing to take rest or further connect to other destinations.
The conference was hosted by the City of Harare to attract
potential investors for the development of the city.
Chidzidzi also added that at least three potential investors had
shown interest in establishing hotel facilities at the country’s main
airport.It is also reported that Harare City council had indicated
that land was available for potential investors interested to carry
out the project.
Regional and international airports like the Oliver Tambo
international airport in South Africa boast of superb hotel facilities
located in close proximity to accommodate travellers.
The airport in South Africa hosts thousands of travellers and
visitors on daily basis and also Harare airport is being upgraded to
international standards and should also move with time providing much
needed accommodation for travellers.