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Published on : Saturday, July 1, 2017
Tourism has recently become one of the strongest drivers in terms of world trade and affluence. Nonetheless, eradication of poverty has still remained one of the supreme challenges that the world is facing. Regardless of the chaotic times of the world economy, these basic facts are not likely to alter anytime soon.
Targeting the wealth and creating power of tourism on commoners remains a huge task and the most favorable opportunity as well.
Not to forget, tourism is one of the fastest growing industries with innovative trends industries contributing more than 10 percent of the total Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the world.
For many countries worldwide, tourism has become a portion of sustainable development goals of The African Union; via Africa Youth Charter made sanction for all member states to sustain the participation of youths in Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Our National Youth Policy in Zimbabwe obviously defines the role of the youth in financial development.
From the 6th to the 9th of September, 2017, Zimbabwe Youth in Tourism will organize inaugural edition of the Africa Youth in Tourism at the Zimbabwe international Trade fair in Bulawayo against this background. More than 3000 delegates from across Africa and abroad are expected to attend the event.
Mrs Auxillia Mnangagwa while addressing delegates at a stakeholders meeting this week, said though this is an international conference, this event will allow Zimbabwean youths to advance brand Zimbabwe.