Malawi International Tourism Expo receives major funding ahead of 5th edition

By Twink Jones Gadama

The Ministry of Tourism in Malawi has announced that the upcoming 5th edition of the Malawi International Tourism Expo (MITE) is set to cost approximately K900 million, with a significant portion of the budget allocated towards hosting international travel writers and buyers.

This exciting news was revealed by the Principal Secretary in the Ministry, Chauncy Simwaka, during a recent event in Lilongwe where they received a generous donation of K5 million from National Bank of Malawi (NBM).

Shadreck Malenga, the Bank’s Senior Manager of Corporate Banking, expressed the institution’s commitment to supporting the country’s tourism projects through corporate social responsibility initiatives.

The donation will undoubtedly contribute to the success of MITE, which is scheduled to take place from the 25th to the 27th of April at the BICC in Lilongwe.

The event presents a valuable opportunity for exhibitors to connect with buyers and bookers of tourism products, ultimately promoting Malawi as a premier travel destination.

In addition to their support for MITE, NBM has also extended a generous contribution of K5 million to Lions Clubs International for their upcoming convention in Blantyre at the end of the month.

District Governor Stuart Munthali, representing the Clubs in Malawi and Mozambique, expressed gratitude for the donation, emphasizing the significant impact it will have on their preparations for the convention.

Overall, these partnerships and contributions highlight the collaborative efforts between the public and private sectors in advancing Malawi’s tourism industry.

With substantial funding and support from organizations like NBM, events like MITE continue to showcase the country’s diverse attractions and bolster its position as a top tourist destination in the region.

The momentum leading up to MITE’s 5th edition promises an exciting platform for networking, promotion, and growth within Malawi’s tourism sector.