The National Heritage Conservation Commission (NHCC) says the number of tourists who visited the Victoria Falls World Heritage Site in Livingstone increased from 151,005 in 2012 to 152,952 in 2013.
NHCC Site Manager, John Zulu said the increase is good as it indicates that the Victoria Falls will continue attracting more local and international tourists in future.
Mr Zulu further said the number of local and foreign tourist who visited the world heritage site after the hosting of the UNWTO General Assembly in August increased as most people realized that the Victoria Falls is in Zambia and not South Africa.
Speaking in an interview with ZANIS in Livingstone today, Mr Zulu revealed that 58,803 local and international tourists visited the Victoria Falls during the period after the UNWTO General Assembly and December 2013.
He noted that the hosting of the 20th Session of the UNWTO General in Livingstone has had a significant impact on the tourism industry in the country and is expected to contribute to the country’s long-term developmental objectives.