Home owners in Zimbabwe’s second largest city, Bulawayo, are set to make some money this April as Hotels have run out of accommodation for the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair visitors.
The ZITF starts this Tuesday on 23 April and runs until 27 April on Saturday. This year’s exhibition has been reported to be the biggest since the ZITF’s inception in 1959.
While the hotel accommodation problem during ZITF is there every year, this year’s numbers have made it even worse. The problem, however, is an opportunity for home owners who can spare some space.
Said ZITF company chairperson Ruth Ncube in an interview with The Sunday Mail:
The accommodation, which is being offered by Bulawayo residents at their homes, is amazing. Of course people are complaining about the shortage of accommodation at hotels, but there is no shortage of alternative accommodation in the city. Our partner, Ecological Safaris and Travel, is assisting us to seek comfortable accommodation for visitors and we are looking forward to a number of home owners realising substantial revenue from letting out their rooms.