ZAMBIA’S High Commissioner to India Judith Kapijimpanga says the Mission is looking forward to the resumption of regular international flights into and out of India after the COVID pandemic in order to revamp tourism.

Mrs. Kapijimpanga said this is because the first quarter of the year 2021 continued to record no tourists from India to Zambia because India has not yet opened airways for international flights apart from country to country air bubbles operating in form of evacuation flights.

She was speaking in New Delhi, India, during a Tourism Diplomatic Conclave organized by Travel Jingles media house specialized in tourism.

Meanwhile, Mrs. Kapijimpanga said studies had showed that 60% of tourists from Asia would now implement a price conscious approach while planning a trip by not turning to luxury hotels and lodges but backpacking.

The High Commissioner said the likelihood of ticket cancellations and the possibility of a second wave lockdown in other parts of the world could lead to fear of travel among some tourists.

And Mrs. Kapijimpanga invited tourists to visit Zambia as it had friendly people, conducive climate, big five animals in 20 national parks and the Victoria Falls, one of the 7 natural wonders of the world.

She said tourists should set off on foot in South Luangwa National Park, enjoy game drives along the Luangwa River and drift along the Lower Zambezi River.

This was contained in a statement made available by First Secretary Press at Zambia High Commission in India Bangwe Naviley Chisenga.