Friday, March 11, 2011

Miss Tourism Zimbabwe, Malaika Mushandu, in Germany!

Miss Zimbabwe, Malaika Mushandu left for Germany on Monday to attend the International Tourism Base (ITB) together with local tourism officials.

Also on the trip is Miss Tourism Zimbabwe, Rumbidzayi Mudzengerere, and the models are expected to showcase and market the country’s tourism activities and destinations to try and lure tourists to visit the country.

Mushandu said it was her first time to tour Germany and she was looking forward to marketing the country in a way that would bring results.

“This international tour is a great privilege for me to represent my country. I want to get there and advertise our country on areas I feel have been under advertised or been wrongly publicised,” said Mushandu.

Mudzengerere said she was also excited about the tour as she was looking forward to getting a feel of the outside world and exchange notes with different people.

“I want to learn more about other people’s countries and cultures and teach them about our country and invite them to come to Zimbabwe,” said Mudzengerere.

Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) public relations and corporate communications manager, Sugar Chagonda said this was a platform for the girls to be ambassadors of the country and also showcase Zimbabwe’s beauty.

The models have a tight schedule this month and this has seen the Miss Zimbabwe prize giving ceremony which was meant to be held on March 17 being moved to a later date.

“The girls who are meant to be crowned will not be present on the 17th as they have a series of events.
They also have to tour Malawi where they have been invited to attend a Miss Malawi event so we decided to move the event to a later date,” said Chagonda.