The tourism and Arts Minister Charles Banda announced that Zambia will see new innovation in the cruise tourism through the use of the available water bodies as the Seychelles’ Head of Mission in Zambia, Jamil (Jimmy) Butt, has said that his country wants to grow a two-sided friendship in line with the General Cooperation Agreement that already exists between the two countries.

The Tourism and Arts Minister said along with diversified tourism programs, Zambia is doing everything possible to let people know that Zambia’s tourism potential is beyond the Victoria Falls.

Butt said Seychelles had partnered with Zambia through cultural exchange during Livingstone International Cultural and Arts Festival (LICAF).

Meanwhile, PMAESA Executive Secretary Nozipho Mdawe said that the cruise tourism is working very well and Zambia is booming the tourism.

The African countries who are experiencing the features of tourism and have the amenities and the prospectives to obtain cruise ships or to develop cruising in rivers, waterways and lakes will be invited by PMAESA for a meeting in the near future in order to position Cruising in Africa on the agenda for One Africa.