Intwasa Arts Festival signs partnership deal with Zimbabwe Tourism Authority

Published on : Monday, June 12, 2017

Zimbabwe Tourism AuthorityIntwasa Arts Festival koBulawayo, Bulawayo’s premier arts festival, is expected to grow after the signing of an official partnership deal with the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA).

 

ZTA chief executive officer, Karikoga Kaseke said that Intwasa had the potential to rival the Harare International Festival of the Arts (Hifa) provided it gets the desired support.

 

Speaking at this year’s Sanganai/Hlanganani World Tourism Expo launch in Bulawayo on Thursday last week, Kaseke said the process of holding the fiesta, however, would take time. To quote Kaseke, “We are going to work hand-in-hand with Intwasa. I told the organisers of Intwasa that this festival can be bigger than Hifa. It won’t be this year or next year, but with time. Intwasa should cease being a Bulawayo festival. We want the festival to draw tourists from all over the country and this year alone, no less than five countries should come for Intwasa.” He added, “Intwasa should make our hotels full. Like (with) ZITF, if you don’t book in advance, you won’t be able to get accommodation. That’s what we want for Intwasa. We are concerned about tourism and how the Bulawayo tourism industry boom, anything that can make our hotels full and have value, we will support it so let’s work towards that.”

 

Sanganai/Hkanganani World Tourism Expo will take place at the same time with Intwasa from September 27 to October 1.

 

“We are going to fund Intwasa and the festival will not just be any other event happening in the city during Sanganai Expo, but it will be part of the World Tourism Expo. A top international act will also grace the festival, preferably from across the Limpopo,” Kaseke said.

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