Wish You Were Here?

Taking a selfie with Victoria Falls in the background implies you’re in the money. But looks can deceive. One low cost alternative may be to visit  Zambia Tourism’s stand at next month’s Destinations Show and take one there instead.

The Tourism body has commissioned a street artist to create a 3-D Victoria Falls which will cover a large area of floor-space, so giving visitors the illusion of being in Zambia.

The art installation will measure 16ft  x 10ft and visitors are then being encouraged to ‘selfie’ themselves in the Devil’s Pool – known as nature’s ultimate infinity pool, which is close to the edge of the Falls. Not surprisingly they’re then being encouraged to post the pics on social media.

Zambia isn’t the only destination that’s come up with an imaginative way to attract visitors to its stand and the show – which takes place from the 1st February to the 4th at London’s Olympia – will be full of them. In fact 75 tourist boards are taking part this year as well as 600 travel brands of various shapes and sizes.

Many will be offering free food (Polish stew anyone?) or drink as well as putting on cultural performances. Running alongside the exhibition are masterclasses, talks and demonstrations.

Visit  the show organiser’s website by clicking here

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