UNITED STATES ambassadors to Zimbabwe and Zambia will in a fortnight cycle across the Zambezi River Bridge between the two countries to promote the forthcoming United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) General Assembly to be co-hosted by the neighbouring nations.
In a statement, the US embassy in Zimbabwe said the envoys would participate in environmental and adventure tourism, as they seek to raise awareness of the August summit.
“During the two-day bike ride, the ambassadors will participate in environmental and adventure tourism activities, and meet the tourism ministers of both countries,” the embassy said in the statement.
Zimbabwe and Zambia will in August co-host the prestigious UNWTO summit and it is hoped this will spur tourism in both countries, particularly in Zimbabwe, which has seen a downturn in international visitors in recent years.
The two ambassadors to Zimbabwe and Zambia, Bruce Wharton and Mark Storella respectively, will visit the Victoria Falls parks on both sides of the border. The US embassy is yet to release a detailed schedule.