20th May 2002

The world renowned Victoria Falls Hotel has seen business increase post the recent elections in Zimbabwe. Occupancy levels are still well below normal rates but are currently running at around 35 per cent with an average stay of three or four nights.

Visitors to the hotel which has long been cited as the premier location from which to view one of the seven wonders of the world, The Victoria Falls, has seen guest increases predominantly from the UK and Europe and southern Africa.

The Victoria Falls Hotel has not offered any discounts to the travel trade but has been offering added value products to attract business to the property, such as, complimentary beauty treatments, free access to the Internet Lounge, a unique history book on the hotel and for honeymooners a bottle of sparkling wine and Belgium chocolates.

“People are realising that Victoria Falls is a safe destination in which to visit and international visitors are being made especially welcome on their return to the country,” commented Emma Seaman, sales and marketing manager, The Victoria Falls Hotel.

“Whilst not only representing excellent value for money given the current exchange rates against sterling and the Euro, visitors are also enjoying the many attractions the area has to offer to the tourist including adrenalin activities, game viewing, sunset cruises down the Zambezi and of course, the Victoria Falls,” added Seaman.

Victoria Falls Hotel built in 1904 offers 180 bedrooms including honeymoon and executive suites. The hotel also boasts its own chapel which is ideally positioned to capture its share of the weddings and honeymoons market in addition to a host of other first class recreational, business and entertaining amenities.




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