via Bulawayo24 NEWS | Zimbabwe should learn from Cuba says Mzembi 01 December 2013
The Minister of Tourism and Hospitality Industry, Engineer Walter Mzembi says Zimbabwe should tap from Cuba’s thriving tourism industry that has managed to attract tourists and contribute immensely to the national economy despite the harsh economic sanctions imposed on them by the United States.
Minister Mzembi said this during his meeting with the visiting Cuban Foreign Affairs Minister, Bruno Rodriguez Parija on Sunday.
Mzembi commended Cuba for managing to turn adversity into opportunity, saying the Cuban tourism sector has managed to thrive under the toughest conditions of the economic sanctions imposed on them by the United States of America.
He added that the country has also thrived under harsh climatic conditions and competition from other countries in the Americas.
He said Zimbabwe cannot continue using other countries which are not operating under sanctions as a benchmark but should tap from Cuba, as the two countries have the same situation.