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All about the Sanganai/Hlanganani: World Travel and Tourism Africa Fair

SANGANAI/Hlanganani —World Travel and Tourism Africa Fair is an annual Tourism trade fair organised by the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA). It showcases the widest variety of Africa’s best tourism products, and attracts international visitors and media from across the world.

The fair is the successor of Shanyai/Vakatshani, the Zimbabwe International Travel Expo (Zite) that was held annually at the Harare International Conference Centre.

Zite started as a small expo in 1982 and grew over the years to become one of Africa’s leading tourism showcases by 2007. The past four editions of Sanganai/ Hlanganani were a resounding success and attracted the leading African destinations and major world tourism markets such as South Africa, Botswana, Malaysia, China, Zambia, Malawi, Kenya, Indonesia, Italy and many others.

The editions have seen the whole world converging in Zimbabwe in the form of high calibre international buyers as well as exhibitors, hence achieving its main purpose of bringing the world to Africa, “where the world meets Africa”. The 2012 edition will be held in the Capital city, Harare, under the the theme, Celebrating Africa’s Tourism Diversity and is expected to ride on the successes gained by the previous editions and is therefore an opportunity not to be missed.

The fair will target among other exhibitors the following:

  • National Tourism Boards


  • Embassies
  • International airlines
  • Tourism destinations
  • Leading tour wholesalers, tour operators and travel agents
  • Leading hotel chains of the world
  • Car hire and transport operators
  • Suppliers of goods and services to the tourism industry
  • Investors
  • Government ministries
  • Parastatals


Dates and times:
Sanganai/Hlanganani — World Travel and Tourism Africa Fair will run for four days starting on October 18 and ending on October 21 2012.
October 18 and 19 are trade days
October 20 and 21 are trade and public days

Opening times are:

9am – 5pm
The fair will be filled with a lot of business and networking opportunities during exhibition hours and a lively social and cultural programme parallel to the exhibition and after hours, providing more opportunities to network.

The host country

Zimbabwe — a world of wonders.
Zimbabwe is a plural society where people of different races live in harmony. Zimbabweans living in urban areas have a westernised lifestyle, while in the country areas many African traditions have been preserved.

The host city

Harare — The Sunshine and Jacaranda City.
The Sunshine and Jacaranda City is the country’s capital, commercial and industrial centre. It is a modern but not so sophisticated city, characterised by flowering trees, colourful parks and contemporary architecture. Harare has direct air access from major regional airports.

It is only an hour and a half flight from Johannesburg and an hour from the majestic Victoria Falls. There are a number of airlines flying into Zimbabwe.

Harare as a tourist destination possesses so many wonderful tourist places, wonderful and friendly people leaving a warm welcoming effect on all those travelling to this city.  Major highlights are the National Heroes Acre, Mbare Msika, The Balancing Rocks, Lake Chivero and the National Art Gallery.

The venue

Harare International Conference Centre.
The Rainbow Towers Harare’s Luxury Hotel and Harare International Conference Centre is a complex that was built 25 years ago and it was formerly known as the Sheraton Harare Hotel and International Conference Centre. The complex hotel is now owned by one of Zimbabwe’s leading hotel groups, the Rainbow Tourism Group  (RTG).  Pride of the RTG


Tourism Group, this immaculate five star unit is situated in park like gardens on the edge of Harare’s CBD. Rainbow Towers offers excellent facilities including private check-in and express checkout. The hotel comprise of 305 rooms of which 160 are standard rooms. The Conference Centre is the largest and most sophisticated facility in Southern Africa. The Conference Centre is located 17 km from Harare International Airport and one kilometre from the CBD.
The HICC has been the home to the predecessor of Sanganai/Hlanganani — World Travel and Tourism Africa Fair, the Zimbabwe International Travel Expo.

Benefits of attending Sanganai/Hlanganani
Participants at Sanganai/Hlanganani — World Travel and Tourism Africa Fair stand to derive the following benefits:


  • Meet and network (Sanganai) with exhibitors, visiting buyers, investors and suppliers of services to the tourism sector from all over the world.
  • Establish strategic business partnerships with world tourism players
  • Showcase your destination, products and services
  • Acquire knowledge about different source markets
  • Derive value from well structured, themed and informative international tourism conferences and workshops
  • Interact with travel media from all corners of the world
  • Establish strategic partnerships with other destinations/cities,
  • Network across ministerial divides


Sanganai/Hlanganani contacts:

For more information on Sanganai/Hlanganani – World Travel and Tourism Africa Fair please contact


Zimbabwe Tourism Authority
Tourism House, 55 Samora Machel Avenue, Harare
TEL: 263 4 780651/4 752570/774709/774760/780365
FAX: 263 4 758826
EMAIL: marketing@ztazim.co.zw, info@ztazim.co.zw
Website: http://www.sanganaiworldtravel.com

Zimbabwe Tourism Authority
National Parks Town Office
Livingstone Way
P O Box 103
Victoria Falls
Tel: +263 13 44376
Fax: +263 13 44380
Email ztavic@africaonline.co.zw

Zimbabwe Tourism Authority
Coal House
95 RG Mugabe Way
P O Box 150
Tel: +263 9 72358/ 72354
Fax: +263 9 72333
Email: ztabyo@africaonline.co.zw

Zimbabwe Tourism Authority
Stand No. 302
Petroport Complex
PO Box 63
Tel: +263 86 23640/ 23642
Fax: +263 86 23641
Email: bbridgezta@africaonline.co.zw

Zimbabwe Tourism Authority
Hughs Street
Second Floor, Zimre Centre
Tel + 263 39 266241-3
Email: ztamasvingo@ztazim.co.zw

Zimbabwe Tourism Authority
Stand no 487
Observation Building
Tel: 061 – 2656
Email: ztakariba@ztazim.co.zw

Zimbabwe Tourist Office
Hochstrasse 17-60313
Tel: +49-69-920 7730
Fax:+49 -69 -920 77315
Email: info@zimbabwe-tourism.de

Zimbabwe Tourist Office
Embassy of the Republic of Zimbabwe
7 Dong San Jie San Li Tun
Tel: +861 6532665/ 65325381
Email: monicaztabj@yahoo.co.uk / ztabeijingtourism@yahoo.co.uk


Zimbabwe Tourist Office
Zimbabwe Tourist office
41 Fl Office Tower
Bradford Road, Bedfordview
P O Box 751546, Gardenview, 2047
Tel: + 27 11 616 9534/5
Fax: +27 11 616 8692
Email: zta@telkomsa.net

Zimbabwe Tourist Office
Zimbabwe High Commission
429 Strand
London WC2
Tel: + 44 207 240 6169
Fax: 44 207 240 5465
Email: zta.london@btclick.com


Zimbabwe Tourist Office
128 East 56 Street
New York
NY 10022
Tel: +1 212 486 3444
Fax: +1 212 486 3888
Mobile:+1 212 486 3444
Email: echidyausiku@yahoo.com


Zimbabwe Tourist Office
Zimbabwe High Commission
124 Jalah Sambilan
Taman Amapang
Selandcr Darul Ehsan
Tel: +603 4252 6779/6782/7346
Fax: +603 4251 7252

Trade and Tourism Office
Averida Paulista
2073 Ed-horsa 1
Conguto 1919
19th Floor Office No. 19
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Tel:  +55 118 4551 785
Email: magadenetai@gmail.com

Sanganai/Hlanganani 2012 Programmes

October 18: Tourism Business Exchange Forum at Rainbow Towers

Sanganai/Hlanganani Official Opening (afternoon) at Rainbow Towers

Buyers and Media Cocktail (evening) at Cresta Lodge

October19 : Sanganai Awards Cocktail (evening) at Rainbow Towers

October 20: Town Tourism Launch and Street Procession (afternoon) in Highfileds

Tourism Night (evening) at Gwanzura Stadium

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Elizabeth Ndhlovu-Dumbreni  Reporter

Tel +263 4 773930-8 Fax +263 4 773854 Cell +263 733 573 700

No 1 Union Avenue, 1st Block, 3rd Floor, Harare

Email edumbreni@zimind.co.zw

Website www.theindependent.co.zw <http://www.theindependent.co.zw/>

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