TRANSPORT & TOURISM

Zimbabwe braces for tourist boom

Government is putting in place measures to accommodate the influx of tourists expected after Zimbabwe was named one of the best countries in the world to visit in 2019, a Cabinet minister has said. En...

By Staff reporter | Published: 13 hours ago

TRANSPORT & TOURISM

Govt urged to address currency issues to attract more tourists

SOME international buyers and safari tour operators who went on a familiarisation tour of the country's major resorts post Sanganai/Hlanganani World Travel Expo have urged the government to address cu...

By Staff reporter | Published: 13 September 2018

TRANSPORT & TOURISM

African Sun euphoric about conferencing, foreign visits

AFRICAN Sun Limited (ASL) has announced it will spend $2,1 million in the last quarter of 2018 on refurbishments to improve standards of its hotels and boost occupancy in the future.Africa Sun plans t...

By Staff reporter | Published: 10 September 2018

TRANSPORT & TOURISM

Low uptake for tourism fund

THE $15 million Tourism Revival Fund facility availed by the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) to prop up the collapsing industry has been lying idle for about seven months with only three industry's pla...

By Staff reporter | Published: 09 September 2018

TRANSPORT & TOURISM

ZTA wants to restore Bulawayo's tourism legacy

ZIMBABWE Tourism Authority (ZTA)'s chief executive Karikoga Kaseke yesterday said they were committed to restoring Bulawayo's tourism legacy.Addressing a media briefing, Kaseke said they were going to...

By Staff reporter | Published: 07 September 2018

TRANSPORT & TOURISM

Tourism recovery drives Dawn revenue

DAWN Properties Limited (Dawn) revenue from hotel property leases went up 30,6 percent to $1,52 million during the six months ended June 30, 2018 on the back of increased occupancy at the hotels as de...

By Staff reporter | Published: 06 September 2018

TRANSPORT & TOURISM

Govt urged to promote domestic tourism

GOVERNMENT has been urged to promote domestic tourism through a number of innovative initiatives, including concessionary support measures to low-wage earners.Speaking during the Professionals Busines...

By Staff reporter | Published: 06 September 2018

TRANSPORT & TOURISM

Bulawayo gears for tourism growth

PLAYERS in Bulawayo's tourism industry in collaboration with the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) have embarked on an aggressive awareness programme to market tourism products in the city.The initiati...

By Staff reporter | Published: 27 July 2018

TRANSPORT & TOURISM

Peace dividend boosts tourism sector

THE Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) says the peaceful environment prevailing in Zimbabwe should continue beyond the election period to consolidate the positive trajectory being experienced in the tou...

By Staff reporter | Published: 16 July 2018

TRANSPORT & TOURISM

'Nurture youths in tourism'

TOURISM and Hospitality Industry minister Prisca Mupfumira says there is need to nurture youths in order to get them to develop society through different platforms such as tourism.Mpfumira was speakin...

By Staff reporter | Published: 13 July 2018

TRANSPORT & TOURISM

Zimbabwe tourism on the rebound

THE average hotel occupancy rate in the first quarter of 2018 for Bulawayo hotels rose by 44%, up 15 percentage points from the levels recorded in the same period last year, industry officials have sa...

By Staff reporter | Published: 08 July 2018

TRANSPORT & TOURISM

'Tourism prices must come down'

TOURISM and Hospitality Industry Minister, Prisca Mupfumira, says the pricing of tourism products in Zimbabwe needs to be reviewed downwards to enhance competitiveness and increase volumes.Cutting tou...

By Staff reporter | Published: 04 July 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

Midlands dominates new tourism investment growth

THE Midlands province has been identified as a growing hotspot for hospitality industries, surpassing other provinces as evidenced by emerging players mainly in Gweru, Kwekwe and Zvishavane.This emerg...

By Staff reporter | Published: 02 July 2018

TRANSPORT & TOURISM

Women in tourism join forces

WOMEN in the tourism industry in Manicaland have joined forces to form an association that seeks to enhance their businesses and come up with sustainable solutions to challenges facing them. The assoc...

By Staff reporter | Published: 21 June 2018

TRANSPORT & TOURISM

Zim National Tourism Strategy takes shape

The strategic plan for the Ministry of Tourism and Hospitality Industry, along with its integrated performance agreement and departmental integrated performance agreements have been given until Monday...

By Staff reporter | Published: 20 June 2018

TRANSPORT & TOURISM

Tourism leads brand Zimbabwe campaign

At a local upmarket hotel, guests emerge with T-shirts emblazoned Zimbabwe is open for business. This is the new mantra adopted by President Emmerson Mnangagwa's administration to lure investors after...

By Staff reporter | Published: 20 June 2018

TRANSPORT & TOURISM

Tourism pushes for VAT review

The tourism sector is optimistic it has the ammunition to force government review the 15% value added tax (VAT) on foreign accommodation which the sector blames for making Zimbabwe uncompetitive as a ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 15 June 2018

TRANSPORT & TOURISM

UNWTO boosts for Zim tourism

The United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) has pledged to back the ongoing identification and enshrinement of Zimbabwe's cultural and historical sites to help revive the tourism sector whic...

By Staff reporter | Published: 24 May 2018

TRANSPORT & TOURISM

Arrivals: Figures don't lie

For a people who have been fed a diet of politics and promises, some of which have failed to materialise over the years, perhaps it is only normal to be heavily sceptical.Since the inauguration of Pre...

By Staff reporter | Published: 20 May 2018

TRANSPORT & TOURISM

Chiwenga launches tourism master plan

Vice President Retired General Constantino Chiwenga has launched the tourism in Masvingo today.Addressing tourism stakeholders in a briefing that was held before the main launch, the Vice President sa...

By Staff reporter | Published: 18 May 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

Chiwenga to launch tourism handbook

VICE President Dr Constantine Chiwenga will today officiate at the launch of the community-based tourism handbook under the Ministry of Tourism and Hospitality Industry in Masvingo.The launch of the h...

By Staff reporter | Published: 17 May 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

Call for formal tourism border

TOURISTS who participated in the just ended annual tri-national wildrun expedition in the Greater Mapungubwe Trans-Frontier Conservation Area (GMTFCA) have called on governments of Botswana, South Afr...

By Staff reporter | Published: 15 May 2018

TRANSPORT & TOURISM

Zimbabwe tourism players bullish

Zimbabwean tourism industry players attending the on-going Africa Travel Indaba in Durban, South Africa are optimistic of a better future following positive signs pointing to a better performance.The ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 11 May 2018

TRANSPORT & TOURISM

Tourism sector gets salary increase

EMPLOYERS in the tourism sector have offered a five percent basic salary increase, which will see the lowest paid grade earning $128 per month excluding other perks.The increase followed protracted co...

By Staff reporter | Published: 11 May 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

Govt intensifies drive to boost domestic tourism

GOVERNMENT is engaging tourism players with a possibility of reducing prices of hotel accommodation and activities to be affordable to locals as the drive to promote domestic tourism intensifies.Touri...

By Staff reporter | Published: 08 May 2018
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