Articles tagged 'tourism'

Econet Vic Falls Marathon set to boost tourism, economy 1 July 2018 HARARE - The Econet Victoria Falls Marathon is not just about sport, health and fitness. But it has everything to do with other sectors of the economy that benefit from the annual event. Indeed, Victoria Falls town and all the travel and tourism activities surrounding it always come alive when...
ZTA ropes in West African nation for carnival 27 June 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA), organisers of the annual event Harare International Carnival (Hic), will be partnering a West African nation for this year’s festival, the Daily News can reveal. The carnival will allow those in the capital to party on the streets for a week before th...
Zim eyes Gulf tourism market 30 April 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe is a little-known tourism destination in the affluent Gulf region, and the country targets to grow arrivals from the market four-fold by 2020, Tourism minister Prisca Mupfumira has said. The Gulf — whose member nations are among the wealthiest in the world on a per capita bas...
ED approves major financial boost for heritage tourism 26 April 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe’s Cabinet has approved funding for a plan to capitalise heritage tourism, in a bid by President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government to add to a tourism boom witnessed following the ushering in of a new dispensation in Zimbabwe. With scores of destinations introducing more airline...
Govt reduces police roadblocks 3 October 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe has reduced the number of roadblocks on highways, Home Affairs deputy minister Obedingwa Mguni has told the Senate. “As policy makers, we sat down together with the police and we established legislation that there should be four roadblocks per province.  We are talking about ...
Zodwa controversy boosted Carnival: Kaseke 21 September 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA), which organised the recently held Harare International Carnival, has attributed the big turnout partly to controversial South African socialite Zodwa Wabantu. ZTA chief executive Karikoga Kaseke told journalists in Harare on Monday that thousands of p...
Vic Falls hotel occupancy 25pc up 16 August 2017 HARARE - Hotel operators in Victoria Falls are reporting a better-than-expected half year profit and raising their earnings forecast for the year, helped by a boost in business travel following a recently commissioned $150 million international airport. This comes after Kenya Airways and Ethio...
'Zim women fancy half-clad Samba girls too' 14 August 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) chief executive officer Karikoga Kaseke says indications from the last Harare International Carnival show that both women and men are equally interested in half-clad Samba girls. The Harare International Carnival is organised by ZTA as part of efforts ...
Tourism ministry engages police over roadblocks 26 July 2017 HARARE - The Tourism ministry is continuing with efforts to have police reduce the ubiquitous roadblocks which have seen international tourists turning their backs on the country. Apart from scaring international tourists, the many roadblocks have led to a national outcry by the local motoring...
'Cops undergo training to smile at roadblocks' 21 July 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe is conducting a training programme for police officers to smile more habitually at roadblocks in the hopes of winning over tourists visiting the country's holiday resorts. Home Affairs deputy minister Obedingwa Mguni told the National Assembly that Zimbabwe's hospitality agen...
Foreign artistes for carnival 19 July 2017 HARARE - Bigtime Strategic Group, the South Africa-based company at the centre of the row between tourism minister Walter Mzembi and Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) chief executive officer Karikoga Kaseke, will bring eight top artistes to this year’s Harare International Carnival. Kaseke, who...
New airlines boost Vic Falls tourism boom 16 July 2017 HARARE - The recently-commissioned $150 million Victoria Falls International Airport has spurred brisk tourism business in the resort town. This comes after Kenya Airways and Ethiopian Airways — in April — introduced direct flights to Victoria Falls from Nairobi and Addis Ababa respectively. ...
Mugabe backs Mzembi 3 July 2017 HARARE - Tourism minister Walter Mzembi has proved to be President Robert Mugabe's darling, as the nonagenarian leader takes every opportunity he gets to shower the ambitious minister with praises. Last week, while addressing a youth rally in Masvingo, Mugabe — who usually keeps his cards clos...
Zim a broken society: Moyo 1 July 2017 HARARE - Former Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries (CZI) president Busisa Moyo has said Zimbabwe is now a broken society due to lack of unity and dialogue. He accused authorities of introducing policies without consulting stakeholders and the people. “Zimbabwe is not broke but broken, we ...
Kaseke heaps praise on Mzembi 12 June 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) chief executive officer Karikoga Kaseke has heaped praise on Tourism minister Walter Mzembi, saying the youthful minister was running one of the few relatively well performing portfolios because of his ability to remain focused on deliverables when others...
Zimbabweans lack holiday culture, says minister 9 June 2017 HARARE - Zimbabweans shun visiting local resorts and hotels, leaving them exclusively to foreigners, Tourism deputy minister Anastacia Ndlovu has said She told the Senate on Thursday that Zimbabweans needed to take the lead in visiting the country's tourist destinations. This came after Zan...
Mnangagwa spot-on on police roadblocks 8 June 2017 HARARE - Acting President Emmerson Mnangagwa was on-point when he ordered Home Affairs minister Ignatius Chombo and his Tourism counterpart Walter Mzembi to urgently meet and address concerns raised over numerous police roadblocks. Mnangagwa on Tuesday said he was aware that the issue of roadb...
Mnangagwa speaks on roadblocks 7 June 2017 HARARE - Acting President Emmerson Mnangagwa has urged the Home Affairs and Tourism ministries to join hands and find a lasting solution to the pervasive bribe-seeking police checkpoints hindering travellers on the roads to Zimbabwe's famous tourist spots. This comes as tourists have added the...
African Bush Camps on expansion drive 6 June 2017 HARARE - Safari operator African Bush Camps is set to open a new campsite in Mana Pools National Park. The new development is in line with an offer letter from the Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority (ZimParks) and a proposed lease. The new semi-permanent 24-bed tented exclusiv...
Zim must embrace sustainable tourism 6 June 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe will today mark the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development in Harare as pronounced by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation. Government considers tourism as a low hanging fruit that contributes 10,9 percent to Zimbabwe’s Gross Domestic Product, 7,3 ...
It's not over yet: Mzembi 30 May 2017 HARARE - The race for the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) secretary-general post is not yet over, Tourism minister Walter Mzembi (pictured) said yesterday. Mzembi insists there is still a small window of opportunity for him to reclaim the post from Georgia's Zurab Pololikashv...
Sanganai to be held in September 14 April 2017 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) yesterday said it has started preparations for this year’s edition of Sanganai/Hlanganani World Tourism Expo to be held in September after getting funding from government. ZTA chief executive Karikoga Kaseke told a media briefing in the capital tha...
'Too many police roadblocks killing tourism' 10 April 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe Council of Tourism (ZCT) chief executive Paul Matamisa has called for an all-stakeholders meeting to deal decisively with menacing police roadblocks which have triggered scorn and outrage among business and ordinary Zimbabweans. This comes as a large cross-section of Zimbabwe...
Tourists rubbish Zim police, roads 1 March 2017 HARARE - In yet another major setback for Zimbabwe's international standing, the Zimbabwe National Statistics Agency (ZimStat) yesterday released a damning report in which 10 000 tourists complained about the police — with 500 of them promising never to return to the country again, citing harassm...
Poor roads, roadblocks stall tourism 31 December 2016 MUTARE - Manicaland's tourism sector is being undermined by poor road infrastructure and ubiquitous police roadblocks on highways leading to the holiday destinations, hoteliers here have complained bitterly. Tourists travelling to the eastern highlands holiday destinations such as Mt Inyangani...