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Friday, September 30, 2005

The Campaign is “Visit Zambia 2005 - 2010”

The “Visit Zambia 2005” campaign has been extended. It's due to its great success But then the world most popular sport, the FIFA World Cup, will be hosted by South Africa and for this first time ever in 2010. And Zambia, a two-hour short flight away, is home to the mighty world heritage site, the Victoria Falls .

So the campaign is now “Visit Zambia 2005 - 2010.” To support this the government of Zambia has disbursed US $1.2 million through the Tourism, Development Credit Facility (TDCF). It’s a credit facility designed to assist local entrepreneurs in tourism. Let’s harness the beautiful and unique Zambian safaris…

Minister of Tourism, Environment and Natural Resources, Kabinga Pande said in Lusaka that 39 applicants out of 40 qualified for the loans. Mr Pande said the Visit Zambia Campaign was a huge task, which required government and private sectors' support to effectively implement it.

The minister said the successful implementation of the campaign was meant to accelerate growth in international tourists by 400,000 between 2005 and to 2010 to reach the one million mark by 2010. In 2004 international tourist arrivals were 610,109. This will increase Gross Domestic Product (GDP) contribution from 2.7 per cent in 2004 to 10 percent in 2010

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