TRANSPORT & TOURISM

Zimbabwe tourism sector counts losses in the wake of protests

ZIMBABWE'S tourism industry stakeholders say the three-day shutdown that brought business to a standstill severely affected the sector, especially in terms of booking cancellations.The shutdown, which...

By Staff reporter | Published: 20 January 2019

TRANSPORT & TOURISM

'17,5% boost in tourist entries'

Zimbabwe recorded a 17,5 percent increase in the number of tourists who entered the country in 2018, the department of Immigration has said.The number of travellers cleared around the country's ports ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 19 January 2019

TRANSPORT & TOURISM

Tourists arrivals to Zimbabwe increase by 4%

TOURIST arrivals to Zimbabwe increased 4% in the nine months to September 2018 to 1,8 million from 1,7 million in the corresponding period the previous year as international perceptions of the country...

By Staff reporter | Published: 11 January 2019

BUSINESS NEWS

Mnangagwa says 'Mining, tourism to anchor recovery in 2019'

President Emmerson Mnangagwa yesterday promised that 2019 would be a much better year for Zimbabweans, pinning economic revival on the growth of tourism and new mining projects."I am confident that th...

By Staff reporter | Published: 01 January 2019

BUSINESS NEWS

'Declare Kariba an economic zone to boost tourism'

MASHONALAND West Senator Sikelela Gumpo (Zanu PF) has called on government to declare Kariba a special economic zone, saying the town has the potential to earn foreign currency, as well as open up emp...

By Staff reporter | Published: 01 January 2019

TRANSPORT & TOURISM

ZimParks in bid to boost domestic tourism

THE Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority (Zimparks) is considering a downward review of its service charges for locals in an effort to promote domestic tourism in 2019. Zimparks public rel...

By Staff reporter | Published: 01 January 2019

TRANSPORT & TOURISM

HAZ hails Govt efforts to bolster tourism

The Hospitality Association of Zimbabwe (HAZ) is satisfied with the way the Government promoted domestic and international tourism in 2018 and will leverage on that plinth to maximize tourism receipts...

By Staff reporter | Published: 01 January 2019

TRANSPORT & TOURISM

Zimbabwe tourism sector grosses $1 billion

Considerable dividends have begun to accrue to Zimbabwe as Government and the private sector continue to ratchet up efforts to promote Zimbabwe as a safe destination. The tourism sector has since gros...

By Staff reporter | Published: 30 December 2018

TRANSPORT & TOURISM

Brisk business for Victoria Falls tourism players

A MAJORITY of tourism players in Victoria Falls managed to break even in terms of arrivals and income this year owing to renewed interest generated by the new political administration. The Employers' ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 17 December 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

New boss for Tourism Business Council

THE Tourism Business Council of Zimbabwe (TBCZ) has appointed Ms Winnie Muchanyuka as its new president, replacing Mr Tich Hwingwiri. Ms Muchanyuka was the vice-president of the Zimbabwe Council of To...

By Staff reporter | Published: 07 December 2018

TRANSPORT & TOURISM

25% tourism jump in Zimbabwe

The Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority (Zimparks) has registered a 25 percent jump in tourist arrivals at its resorts for the period January to October 2018, compared to the same period ...

By The Sunday Mail | Published: 03 December 2018

TRANSPORT & TOURISM

Govt mulls tourism fund

Government is mulling setting up a tourism revolving fund to support players in the sector to access credit facilities to boost big projects, Environment, Tourism and Hospitality Industry Minister Pri...

By Staff reporter | Published: 28 November 2018

TRANSPORT & TOURISM

Africa Albida enjoys 'busiest year ever' as tourists return

Hospitality group Africa Albida Tourism (AAT) says it is enjoying its busiest year ever, with occupancies at its flagship property Victoria Falls Safari Lodge enjoying occupancies of over 80% over the...

By Staff reporter | Published: 22 November 2018

TRANSPORT & TOURISM

Zimbabwe excites Japanese tourism market

ZIMBABWE'S continued re-engagement with the international community has excited key tourism source markets that are now keen to visit the country to sample its diversified tourism products. Japan's to...

By Staff reporter | Published: 19 November 2018

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: 15 November 2018

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
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