South African Airways (SAA), a leading airline in Africa, is pleased to announce its anticipation for the upcoming Sanganai Hlanganani World Tourism Expo, scheduled to take place in Bulawayo from October 12th to 14th.

Julia Rewayi, the Country Manager of South African Airways in Zimbabwe, expresses her enthusiasm for this prominent event.

“The Sanganai Hlanganani World Tourism Expo serves as a significant platform for highlighting the immense potential of the tourism industry in the region.

SAA is delighted to have South Africa Tourism, along with representatives from the nine provinces and various individual companies, showcasing their offerings at this prestigious event,” said Rewayi.

Rewayi also said that, SAA, in collaboration with both SA Tourism and the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority, is committed to spur the growth of traffic between the two neighbouring countries.

“We celebrate the fact that both South Africa and Zimbabwe experienced significant increases in tourist arrivals in 2022,” South Africa registered over half a million visitors from Zimbabwe, while Zimbabwe received over 230 thousand tourists from South Africa.

“These numbers underscore the symbiotic trade relations that exist between the two countries, which are exceptional for the aviation sector.

SAA has historically played a critical role in providing air access and strengthening these relationships,” added Rewayi.

“This expo provides an excellent opportunity for SAA to showcase exceptional services, extensive network, and the unique travel experiences on offer.

In doing so, we aim to highlight the captivating attractions and destinations within both Zimbabwe and South Africa, as well as the seamless connectivity we provide to destinations around the world,” said Rewayi.

Rewayi added that the SAA office in Zimbabwe, eagerly anticipates engaging with industry stakeholders, fostering partnerships, and exploring opportunities for collaboration during the expo.

She believes that events like the Sanganai Hlanganani World Tourism Expo play a pivotal role in promoting tourism, driving economic growth, and establishing sustainable relationships within the travel industry.

“South African Airways takes pride in taking part in this remarkable event and looks forward to actively contributing to the success of the Sanganai Hlanganani World Tourism Expo. We encourage all attendees to visit our booth and discover the exceptional experiences and services that South African Airways offers,” she said.

SAA Voyager is a frequent flyer loyalty programme for SAA, which was launched in 1994 and offers its more than one-million members the opportunity to earn and spend Miles (the programmes reward currency) from 48 programme partners.

SAA Voyager boasts more than 30 airline partnerships, including the Star Alliance global network, which gives members access to over 50 global hubs to offer smooth connections across a world-leading global network.

SAA was the first African airline to join Star Alliance in 2006.

SAA prides itself on being “more than an airline” and a critical part of the South African story.

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