Business in Zambia
With a ranking of 45 out of 189 economies on the World Bank's "Ease of Doing Business" index for 2014, Zambia has earned its position as an exciting destination for business leaders. Over the last decade, Zambia has enjoyed an average annual growth of about 6.4% through a successful combination of shrewd macroeconomic management, market liberalization policies, and a steep increase in copper prices. As a result, investor confidence has seen a marked increase, putting Ghana on the map for business travellers the world over.
Flights from South Africa to Lusaka, Zambia
Arriving from South Africa, business travellers will land in the capital city of Lusaka. Zambia’s main point of entry is the Kenneth Kaunda International Airport, situated less than 20km from Lusaka's CBD. The airport serves both Domestic and International flights. Those who would like to rent a car can check with the Zambia Airport Car Rental company on arrival, but they recommend using their website to pre-book. Otherwise there are taxis, which will take a 20-minute trip to the capital. The airport minibus shuttle stops at the airport to pick up passengers, but it has only one route - directly to the centre of the city.
Accommodation in Lusaka, Zambia
Lusaka is one of the fastest growing cities in central Africa. There are many accommodation facilities offering a choice of budget, midrange and top-end options. A number of five-star hotels and sophisticated guesthouses are also available. Mid-range options and budget accommodation include an ever-increasing number of smaller guesthouses across Lusaka.
Those who would like to take business associates or clients to dinner will be happy to know that local restaurants offer a myriad of cuisine styles, including traditional Zambian food, as well as Indian, Chinese, Mauritian Creole food, and more.
Flights from South Africa to Ndola, Zambia
Ndola, situated about 300km north of Lusaka, is a major business town in the Central African copper mining area known as the Copperbelt. The Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe (or simply the Ndola) International airport services the Copperbelt province and handles domestic and international flights for both passengers and cargo. Ndola is the third largest city in Zambia and the country's commercial capital. Ndola boasts a variety of manufacturing industries. It is the Copperbelt complex's main junction and distribution centre and has a major copper refinery. Ndola, however, is also a successful hub to light industries, and it hosts the annual Zambia International Trade Fair in July, an attraction for business persons, locally and globally.
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