Articles tagged 'zta'

Kaseke warns steep prices may drive tourists away 2 November 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) chief executive officer Karikoga Kaseke has read the riot act to tourism sector players after they sharply increased their prices in a move that risks driving customers away. Kaseke — who had a fierce run-in with the management of a local hotel last we...
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...
Zim-India partnership to boost arts, tourism sector 23 November 2017 MANIPUR - The Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) and the Indian Embassy in Harare have entered into a partnership that seeks to promote artists from both countries. This was revealed by a ZTA official Tesa Chakaponya who is the head of a Zimbabwean delegation currently touring India.  “Since ...
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...
Harare carnival preps gather momentum 23 August 2017 HARARE - Preparations for this year’s edition of Harare International Carnival are at an advanced stage as yesterday organisers of the event — Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) —  held a meeting with stakeholders for an update. The event is slated for September 2 to 9. “The meeting was meant...
'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 ...
Mzembi must know when to talk 18 July 2017 HARARE - The public quarrelling between Tourism and Hospitality minister Walter Mzembi and Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) chief executive Karikoga Kaseke — over the sponsorship of Harare International Carnival — highlights the endemic culture of domineering and overbearing arrogance by politici...
Mzembi, Kaseke feud deepens 14 July 2017 HARARE - As the conflict between Tourism and Hospitality Industry minister Walter Mzembi and Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) chief executive officer Karikoga Kaseke escalates, the ZTA boss said yesterday he is seeking legal opinion whether to refer their dispute to the courts. This comes afte...
Harare carnival launched 11 July 2017 HARARE - Government of Zimbabwe takes full cognisance of the benefits derived from the Harare International Carnival, hence has already allocated adequate resources to ensure the successful staging of an excellent event. Deputy Minister of Tourism and Hospitality, A Ndhlovu told thousands of p...
Tiff over command tourism 7 July 2017 HARARE - Tourism and Hospitality Industry minister Walter Mzembi and the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) chief executive, Karikoga Kaseke,  have differed sharply over plans to launch the Command Tourism programme. The two have had well-publicised differences in the past. In the latest clas...
Arts fraternity mourns Sharon Muguwu 16 June 2017 HARARE – The arts fraternity is mourning the death of Daily News Entertainment Writer Sharon Muguwu, 28, who passed away this week on Tuesday after a long battle with cancer. She was buried yesterday in her rural home in Chikomba. National Arts Council of Zimbabwe (Nacz) acting communicatio...
Kaseke calls for command tourism 13 June 2017 BULAWAYO - Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) chief executive officer Karikoga Keseke has revealed that he has approached Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa seeking the launch of command tourism. Kaseke told delegates here during the official launch of the 2017 edition of the Sanganai/Hlanganani ...
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...
Zim tourism improving: Kaseke 7 May 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) chief executive officer Karikoga Kaseke has said the country’s tourism sector is improving, owing to the peace currently prevailing across the nation. In a statement yesterday, Kaseke said that the tourism industry in Zimbabwe has seen a steady growth ...
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...
Harare carnival can't happen soon 11 January 2017 HARARE - One of the biggest events in Zimbabwe — the Harare International Carnival — could not happen last year and rightly so because it could have been suicidal on the part of the organisers. With the country on the edge and mass protests occurring at every turn, it was wise for the Zimbabwe...
Zim has high hopes for tourism 30 December 2016 HARARE - Zimbabwe's economy is likely to strengthen due to an anticipated recovery in tourism, the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) has said. Zimbabwe, isolated and shunned by the West for suspected human rights abuses under President Robert Mugabe, has recently made steady gains in tourism. ...
Carnival set for early 2017 20 December 2016 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) says the Harare International Carnival (HIC) will be held between March and April next year. ZTA head of corporate affairs Sugar Chagonda told the Daily News that the carnival, which was launched three years ago, has moved to a more relevant period...
Mzembi's Tourism ministry in chaotic celebrations 11 October 2016 HARARE - The Tourism ministry made a mess of its belated World Tourism Day celebrations in Kwekwe last week. Scores of journalists who were bussed in from Harare were left stranded with no food and accommodation due to the ministry's bungling and lack of proper event management skills. [Goo...
ZTA issues warning over protests 5 September 2016 Harare - The Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) has raised concerns over recent violent clashes between police and protestors which he said have dented the country's image as a safe tourist destination. ZTA chief executive Karikoga Kaseke told the Daily News on the side-lines of the just-ended G...
Carnival moved to October 23 August 2016 HARARE - Organisers of the Harare International Carnival have pushed this year’s edition to October in response to requests from potential local and foreign participants. The carnival, which was originally scheduled to run from September 14 to 17, will take place between October 6 to 9. Zim...
Zim to host China-Africa conference 31 July 2016 HARARE - Zimbabwe is set to host the first ever China-Africa Tourism conference next year, an event the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) believes will “enable the continent to penetrate the Chinese market”. ZTA chief executive Karikoga Kaseke on Friday said his institution will co-host the con...
“Police roadblocks killing tourism” 5 July 2016 HARARE - The video of a white woman in handcuffs in front of her children at a roadblock that went viral on social media a few days ago not only shocked local motorists but also sent a chilling message to international tourists – stay away from Zimbabwe. Economic analysts said the proliferatio...
ZTA appeals to international media 17 June 2016 BULAWAYO - Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) has said the international media should not be alarmist about the situation in Zimbabwe, hence challenged those attending the ongoing Sanganai/Hlanganani Tourism Expo to give an independent assessment during their stay in the country. ZTA chief execu...