Zambia, Spain sign tourism deal

Photo Courtesy: Royal Zambezi Lodge, Lower Zamberi

Zambia and Spain signed a Memorandum of Understanding with an aim to boost cooperation in the tourism sector. The MoU was signed on the sidelines of the ongoing International Trade Fair for Tourism in Madrid. Minister for Tourism and Arts, Charles Banda signed on behalf of the southern African nation while his counterpart Matilde Pastora Asian Gonzalez signed on behalf of her country.

The agreement was aimed at further cooperation in the areas of wildlife management and combating illegal wildlife hunting, development of meetings, conferences and events, development of sports tourism , cultural and arts and joint tourism marketing as per the a statement issued by the Zambia embassy in Spain.

Photo Courtesy: Chamikuka Lodge, Zambia

The warm and cordial bilateral relations between the two countries enjoyed over the years were appreciated by the Zambian government. “Zambia has prioritized the tourism sector as one of the top sectors to spur economic development,” said Banda.  Matilde Pastora, the minister from Spain, said her country was keen to share with Zambia its experiences in tourism development.