The South Africa Tourism scooped the best International Stand Accolade at the recently concluded Sanganai Hlanganani tourism expo held at the Bulawayo Zimbabwe International Trade Fair grounds over the weekend.
The aviation sector dominated the public institutions as the Airports Company of Zimbabwe claimed the best public institution stand while the 2nd Runner up spot went to the Civil Aviation of Zimbabwe as Allied Timbers claimed the first runner up position.
The Best Publicity Association Stand award went to the City of Bulawayo while the Capital City’s publicity Association claimed 2nd Runner up place behind the City of Mutare.
The Chinhoyi University of Technology claimed the Best Training Institution Stand, while Lupane State University claimed the second runner up position behind Belvedere Technical Teachers’ College.
Newly launched private domestic airliner Kuva Travel claimed the 2nd Runner up position in the tour operator category behind Rainbow Tourism Group’s Heritage Expeditions Africa as Best of Zimbabwe emerged winners.
Africa Sun was the days major winner after claiming three awards as they won the best hotel stand, Best Zimbabwe Stand and they also claimed the Best Overall Stand.
Gwango lodge also emerged a multiple winner as they were named the winners of the women owned category and featured on the best lodges category winners.
Ethiopian Airlines claimed the best air operations stand ahead of Fly Emirates and South Africa Airlink who came second and first respectively.
Government owned car rental service Easy Go claimed the Best Motor Vehicle/Car Hire Stand ahead of Impala Car Hire and Led Travel and Tours.
The 15th edition of the Sanganai Hlanganani tourism expo held in Bulawayo was well subscribed as ZTA availed interfacing opportunities between business and tourism operators from within and globally.