The Hotels and Catering Services Association of Zambia (HCSAZ) has welcomed government’s offer for Zambia to host a regional hub for intensive short courses in tourism and hospitality under the auspices of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO).
Speaking to ZANIS in an interview today, HCSAZ president, Felix Mulenga, said the move is in the right direction as it will help improve capacity delivery in the hospitality industry.
Mr Mulenga said the hospitality industry is cardinal in forming the reputation of any country, hence the need for well trained staff.
He noted that during the upcoming UNWTO General Assembly, the hospitality industry will go a long way in marketing Zambia both for the present and future.
Mr Mulenga said HCSAZ is planning to put measures that will enable hotels and other catering institutions to showcase typical Zambian foods during the upcoming General Assembly as a way of marketing the country’s heritage.
Zambia has offered to host a regional hub for intensive short courses in tourism and hospitality under the auspices of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO).
Tourism and Arts Minister, Sylvia Masebo, told a team of technical experts in Madrid last week that Zambia was interested in hosting the regional hub and training centre in Lusaka or Livingstone.
And Regional Director Programme for Africa, Omar Valdez, said the UNWTO stands ready to partner with Zambia in co-hosting an intensive short course training centre for Africa.