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High taxes worry tourism sector

CHALI MULENGA, Livingstone
LIVINGSTONE Tourism Association (LTA) is concerned with the low room occupancy levels in hotels and lodges in the tourist capital, which is below 45 percent.

Association president Alexander Mutali said the high taxes in the tourism industry are affecting the competition of Livingstone city, which has to compete with other neighbouring resort towns in the region.

“The occupancy rate of rooms at Victoria Falls town in Zimbabwe is between 80 to 90 percent, whilst the occupancy levels in our resort is between 35 to 45 percent. These statistics are worrying to..