Articles tagged 'unwto'

Mzembi's prosecution challenge dismissed 20 February 2018 HARARE - Former Cabinet minister Walter Mzembi’s bid to challenge prosecution on corruption charges on basis that government had no right to charge him over alleged loses incurred during the 2013 United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) General Assembly was thrown out yesterday. Repre...
Mzembi mounts defence in graft trial 14 February 2018 HARARE - Former Cabinet minister Walter Mzembi has said the government cannot charge him with corruption over alleged loses incurred during the 2013 United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) General Assembly because the property belonged to the international body. Mzembi, 54, is jointl...
More woes for Mzembi 8 February 2018 HARARE - Former Cabinet minister Walter Mzembi and consultants that he worked with during the 2013 United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) General Assembly appeared in court yesterday on allegations of misappropriating over $1, 6 million meant for the event. Mzembi, 54, Tourism and H...
Mzembi remains firmly in UNWTO race 7 June 2017 HARARE - The United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) has said that its General Assembly would have a final vote in September on the Executive Council's Georgian nominee Zurab Pololikashvili for the UNWTO secretary-general post, even as more are opposing his confirmation, raising the spe...
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...
Anguish for Zim, unlucky Mzembi 13 May 2017 HARARE - Hard-working Tourism minister Walter Mzembi came agonisingly close to winning elections to become secretary-general of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) which were held in Madrid, Spain yesterday — before losing in the run-off. In the end, Zurab Pololikashvili of G...
SA endorses Mzembi for UNWTO post 2 May 2017 HARARE - South Africa (SA) has endorsed Tourism minister Walter Mzembi's candidature for the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) secretary-general post. In supporting Mzembi, SA's Tourism minister, Tokozile Xasa, said “Africa must demonstrate unity of purpose in the forthcoming U...
NetOne answers Mzembi's call 4 February 2017 HARARE - Mobile telecommunications firm NetOne has become the first company in the country to assist Tourism minister Walter Mzembi with a $10 000 sponsorship package to boost his United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) campaign. Mzembi is set to battle it out for the UNWTO secretary...
Tourism ministry dragged to court over $30m debt 21 June 2016 HARARE - The Tourism ministry has been dragged to the High Court over a $30 million debt owed to a company that provided architectural services in the construction of a United Nations Tourism Organisation project in Victoria Falls. House of Vengesayi, which trades as Vengesayi Architects, in i...
Mzembi takes UNWTO bid to Africa 22 April 2016 HARARE - Tourism minister Walter Mzembi is in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire for a meeting of African tourism policy makers, where he is also expected to further push for his United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) bid. This also comes as the Zanu PF legislator has just completed a tour of A...
Mzembi leads African tourism reform lobby 14 September 2015 MEDELLIN - Zimbabwe's Tourism minister Walter Mzembi has pledged to lead a strong lobby for the African Union (AU) to fully recognise tourism's contribution to the continent's economy by facilitating policies that help its growth. This also comes as the Masvingo South legislator has been re-el...
Mzembi, Kaseke need more support 9 June 2014 HARARE - In a country where the economy has virtually collapsed, unemployment reached scandalous levels and the government does not know whether it is coming or going, it is refreshing that we have the minister of Tourism Walter Mzembi and the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) chief executive offi...
Mzembi, stop bootlicking 16 March 2014 HARARE - During the inclusive government era, Tourism minister Walter Mzembi was one of the most illustrious Cabinet members, and this was epitomised by the successful hosting of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) general assembly last year. However, since his re-appointment...
Zim pursues religious tourism 8 November 2013 HARARE - Zimbabwe will vigorously pursue  religious travel, with the southern African country standing to benefit from more than 300 million travellers who are inspired by religious tourism. Walter Mzembi, minister of Tourism and Hospitality Industry, said this on the side lines of the United ...
UK, Canada boycott UNWTO 28 August 2013 VICTORIA FALLS - The United Kingdom and Canada have boycotted the United Nations World Tourism Organisation general assembly which opened in Victoria Falls on Monday, to protest gross human rights abuses and election rigging by President Robert Mugabe. Major UK airlines, including British Airw...
Mbada shines at UNWTO 27 August 2013 HARARE - Diamond miner Mbada Diamonds has contributed over $2,5 million towards the successful hosting of the ongoing United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) general assembly in Victoria Falls. The mining giant — which sponsored the live broadcast of the official opening of the touri...
Zim to head African tourism commission 27 August 2013 VICTORIA FALLS - The United Nations world tourism body said on Sunday it has chosen Zimbabwe to lead its Commission for Africa, the continent-wide group for tourism development for the next two years. The UN World Tourism Organisation said that conflict-troubled Mali also joins the African tou...
Mugabe calls for open borders 27 August 2013 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe has called for open borders to allow easier travel among Sadc citizens. “It will make it easier for the long haul intercontinental visitor and investor,” Mugabe said as he officially opened the 20th session of the UNWTO general assembly in Victoria Falls last S...
Well done Mbada 27 August 2013 HARARE - Once again, mining giant, Mbada Diamonds has come to the rescue of the nation by generously donating to the successful hosting of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) general assembly in Victoria Falls. We are reliably informed that Mbada Diamonds pumped in more than ...
Tourism Night awakens Vic Falls 26 August 2013 VICTORIA FALLS - Tourism Night awakened the resort town of Victoria Falls as various musicians took turns to shine and receive delegates to the UNWTO assembly which officially opened on Saturday. The musical night which has been dubbed Tourism Night by organisers, the Zimbabwe Tourism Authorit...
UNWTO presents opportunities for Zim 26 August 2013 HARARE - United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) General Assembly 20th session officially gets underway today in the resort town of Victoria Falls where Zimbabwe and Zambia are co-hosting the week-long event. This is the second time that Africa is hosting the event following the succ...
UNWTO overwhelms Vic Falls 25 August 2013 HARARE - All is set for the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) general assembly in Victoria Falls, with hotels and city lodges fully booked throughout the duration of the event. The premier tourism event, which is being co-hosted by Zimbabwe and Zambia, has attracted thousands o...
Harare Airport road set to open next week 20 August 2013 HARARE - The Harare Airport road phase one will officially be launched next week ahead of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) scheduled to start on Saturday. Ken Sharpe, Augur Investment's director, said so far four kilometres of the road have been completed and will open to ...
No to prostitution at UNWTO: Mzembi 18 August 2013 HARARE - Tourism minister Walter Mzembi has dismissed any hopes and thoughts of legalising prostitution ahead of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) conference. Mzembi told the Daily News that there was no way they would legalise prostitution as it goes against religious and ...
'UNWTO assembly is about people' 28 July 2013 HARARE - More than 1 200 delegates, among them ministers of tourism from 186 countries, captains of the tourism industry, tourist wholesalers and stakeholders are expected to attend the United Nations World Tourism Organisation, UNWTO general assembly set for Victoria Falls from 24 to 29 August. ...