Zimbabwean youths bound to Panama for the Youth Conference were urged to be torchbearers and ambassadors of the country’s pristine tourism products and services.
This emerged at the Mega Pilgrim Send-Off dinner to Panama for the World Youth Day where the Minister of Environment, Tourism and Hospitality Industry Priscah Mupfumira was the Guest of Honour at a colourful ceremony held in Harare yesterday. A delegation of 135 Zimbabwean Catholic Youths will represent Zimbabwe from 14 – 28 January 2019.
Honourable Minister Priscah Mupfumira wished the youth travelling to Panama a safe and enjoyable journey. She emphasised that the youths should act as Ambassadors, not just for the Catholic Church, but also of Zimbabwe and Africa.
“Tourists visit Zimbabwe because of its number one wonder that is the People of Zimbabwe, our culture our our pristine wildlife. This is why Zimbabwe has been highly ranked as a must visit destination in 2019 by Lonely Planet and National Geographic,” Minister Mupfumira said.
Zimbabwean people are known for their hospitality that is arguably second to none in the world. They are known for their friendliness, culture of hard working, high quality of education and literacy (the best in Africa) and resilience. Despite economic hardships, Zimbabweans thrive on unity of purpose for economic development and social and political stability.