Today on “The Ignition” Tee Kay, Misred and Marc Pozzo discussed news of Government committing to reducing the number of roadblocks nationwide (read the article from www.zifmnews.com here.) Everyone unanimously agreed that reduced roadblocks would be beneficial for both locals and tourists visiting the country. This lead to one question: What can we as Zimbabweans do to improve tourism in the country? We posed that same question on twitter to hear from our listeners.
— ZiFM Stereo (@ZiFMStereo) June 21, 2017
Here are some of the best (and funny!) responses from Twitter:
Dean du Plessis didn’t hold anything back, insisting that police and airport officials need to do a better job to improve tourism.
Stop with the police harassment I have also noticed that airport officials are insufferably rude to tourists.
— Dean du Plessis (@dean_plessis) June 21, 2017
Kelvin Motsi took a positivist approach, arguing the answer lies in Zimbabweans mentality.
A happy host makes a happy guest.lets make our citizens happy & Zimbabwe will sell . rehabilitate our roads & sites. competitive rates..
— Kelvin Motsi (@KelvinMotsi1) June 21, 2017
Donald Mdokwani went a different route, focusing on the need for Zimbabweans to embrace our cuisine in order to impress tourists:
Cook them OUR food… give them a real taste of Zimbabwe, instead of selling them what they already cook better in their own countries
— Chana (@DonaldMdokwani) June 21, 2017
G. Abrams Momberume took more global approach, noting that Zimbabwe as a nation needs to improve on its public relations before tourism can improve.
by improving our public relations as a nation ✊
— G. abrams momberume (@G_Abrams_m) June 21, 2017
Meanwhile @Headzhigh felt the answer to Zimbabwe’s tourism conundrum lies in the cost of services and goods, which he felt were too high:
By bring uniformity in terms of pricing of services & goods across the region. People will lodge in SA and fly in Vic Falls bcoz its cheap.
— SteppingHigh (@headzhigh) June 21, 2017
Finally, here is a gem from Simba Rake Ishe, who pointed out something that should be the first step towards improving tourism in Zimbabwe!
First and foremost, we should change that "Welcome to Zimbabwe" sign and install a better one.
— iSimba Rake Ishe (@Isimbarakeishe) June 21, 2017