Ahead of World Clean Up day on September 16, the two Minor Hotels in Zambia, The Royal Livingstone Hotel and Avani Victoria Falls Resort, have taken on a significant clean-up project at the Victoria Falls. This project, led by Minor Hotels, aims to preserve and improve one of the world’s most iconic natural wonders. Recognizing the need to protect and conserve this UNESCO World Heritage site, Minor Hotels Zambia is committed to ensuring the sustainability of Victoria Falls for future generations.
Laurie Burr, the Complex General Manager for The Royal Livingstone Hotel by Anantara and Avani Victoria Falls Resort, expressed his enthusiasm for the project and its alignment with responsible tourism practices. By enhancing the beauty and preservation of Victoria Falls, Minor Hotels aims to improve the overall experience for tourists and contribute to the broader goals of environmental conservation and community engagement.
The Victoria Falls Clean-Up project is a comprehensive seven-day endeavor that focuses on several key areas. One aspect of the project involves enhancing aesthetics by painting fences, power washing walls, and refurbishing facilities. These improvements will make the site more appealing to tourists, contributing to a better overall experience.
Infrastructure improvements are also a vital part of the project. Minor Hotels Zambia is committed to repairing key facilities such as the ticketing office and the police station. Investments in machinery will enhance safety and convenience for visitors, further improving the tourism experience at Victoria Falls.
Environmental conservation is another key focus of the project. Minor Hotels Zambia plans to replant and regrow plants, which will help restore the natural ecosystem surrounding Victoria Falls. This restoration effort will benefit local wildlife and contribute to the long-term preservation of the area’s biodiversity.
In addition to these efforts, Minor Hotels Zambia is actively involving its team members and the local community in the clean-up project. By creating a sense of ownership and inspiring others to take similar initiatives, the project aims to engage the community in preserving and protecting Victoria Falls.
The improvements brought about by the Victoria Falls Clean-Up project are expected to have a positive impact on tourism in the region. By enhancing the beauty and sustainability of Victoria Falls, more tourists are likely to be attracted to the area, ultimately boosting the local economy.
These efforts align with Minor Hotels’ commitment to responsible and sustainable tourism practices. By actively participating in initiatives that prioritize conservation, Minor Hotels aims to contribute to the long-term preservation of Victoria Falls and promote sustainable tourism in the region.
Laurie Burr emphasized the importance of hotel operators and owners recognizing their responsibility in contributing to sustainability programs, particularly in the post-pandemic era. By actively participating in initiatives that prioritize conservation and responsible tourism, the industry can help rebuild and fortify the tourism industry while preserving the natural wonders of the world. Together, the tourism industry and local communities can ensure that future generations can continue to marvel at the majesty of Victoria Falls while thriving in harmony with the environment.
Minor Hotels Zambia encourages everyone to visit the region and witness the transformation of Victoria Falls. They also encourage visitors and the global community to engage in responsible tourism practices that protect and preserve our planet’s natural treasures.
In conclusion, the Victoria Falls Clean-Up project led by Minor Hotels in Zambia aims to preserve and enhance one of the world’s most iconic natural wonders. By focusing on aesthetics, infrastructure improvements, environmental conservation, community engagement, and positive tourism impact, the project aims to contribute to the long-term preservation of Victoria Falls and promote sustainable tourism practices. Through their efforts, Minor Hotels Zambia invites everyone to witness the transformation of Victoria Falls and participate in responsible tourism practices that protect and preserve our planet’s natural treasures.