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Zimbabwe Pioneers Green Tourism in Africa

Zimbabwe has become the first country in Africa to embrace the green tourism concept under which players are expected to harness environmentally friendly approaches.

The idea was mooted in 2014 at the Hlanganani/Sanganai Expo in Harare after which the government implored the tourism sector to start implementing the project.

This followed recommendations from the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), to which Zimbabwe is a member, for tourism players to start programmes that sustain green tourism.

The pilot project was launched in Victoria Falls on Wednesday last week where 13 hotels and lodges received certificates for going green by embracing environment friendly practices.

Meraj Chhaya

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