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eTN releases audio recording of Pres. Mugabe speech at UNWTO general assembly closing ceremony

Tourism Speech eTN releases audio recording of Pres. Mugabe speech at UNWTO general assembly closing ceremony

Nelson Alcantara, eTN editor-in-chief

As part of the upcoming launch of eTN 2.0, to be held in Las Vegas at this year's edition of Routes Global Summit, Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's speech during the closing ceremony of the ...

Only in Zambia: Bungee-twirl

eTN Destinations Only in Zambia: Bungee-twirl

Nelson Alcantara, eTN editor-in-chief

On the sidelines of the historic and recently held 20th edition of the United Nations World Tourism Organization’s General Assembly, the Zambia Tourism Board had commissioned eTN to cover the ...

Zimbabwe claims "bid to sabotage UNWTO flops"

Tourism Speeches Zimbabwe claims "bid to sabotage UNWTO flops"

Isdore Guvamombe, allafrica.com

President [Robert] Mugabe yesterday took a swipe at the British and Americans for attempting to sabotage the 20th Session of the United Nations World Tourism Organization general assembly by ...

Taleb Rifai re-elected as UNWTO Secretary General

United Nations Tourism Taleb Rifai re-elected as UNWTO Secretary General

Nelson Alcantara, editor-in-chief, eTN

LIVINGSTONE, Zambia (eTN) - Taleb Rifai was the lone candidate for the position of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Secretary General, and by the organization's rules and ...

UNWTO's Twentieth General Assembly "unlike" any other in history

Unique Travel Events UNWTO's Twentieth General Assembly "unlike" any other in history

Nelson Alcantara, editor-in-chief, eTN

LIVINGSTONE, Zambia (eTN) - This is the best-attended General Assembly in the history of the United Nations World Tourism Organizations (UNWTO), said Taleb Rifai when he addressed the media at the ...

UNWTO opening speech by President Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe

UNWTO opening speech by President Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe

VICTORIA FALLS, Zimbabwe (eTN) - The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) General Assembly was declared open Sunday night by President R.G. Mugabe of Zimbabwe.

Zimbabwe: Tourism revenue up 13 percent

Foreign tourists spend more in Zimbabwe Zimbabwe: Tourism revenue up 13 percent

HARARE, Zimbabwe - Tourism sector revenue increased 13 percent to US$749 million last year, spurred by higher spending by tourists visiting resorts, Zimbabwean news agency New Ziana reported.

Zimbabwe Minister of Tourism wants visas scrutinized

African Travel visas Zimbabwe Minister of Tourism wants visas scrutinized

Gill Staden, eTN Correspondent

Zimbabwe Minister of Tourism Walter Mzembi has announced that he wants Zimbabwe to rethink its visa regime so that the country can earn from tourism.

Zimbabwe and Zambia to co-host World Tourism Organization General Assembly

UN World Tourism Organization meeting Zimbabwe and Zambia to co-host World Tourism Organization General Assembly

It has been confirmed by the UNWTO that Zimbabwe and Zambia will co-host the 20th session of the General Assembly of the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) from August 24-29 this year in their ...

ICTP welcomes Zimbabwe member Msuna Safaris and Travel

International Coalition of Tourism Partners ICTP welcomes Zimbabwe member Msuna Safaris and Travel

HAWAII, USA; BRUSSELS, Belgium; VICTORIA, Seychelles; BALI, Indonesia – The International Coalition of Tourism Partners announced that Msuna Safaris and Travel of Zimbabwe has become its newest ...

Kenya Airways to commence flights to Livingstone

Africa air service Kenya Airways to commence flights to Livingstone

Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

(eTN) - News is coming out of Nairobi that Kenya Airways will launch flights to Livingstone, Zambia, in June, then routing on to Harare, Zimbabwe.

China Sonangal denies smuggling diamonds from Zimbabwe

Chinese firm accused of using company plane to smuggle diamonds China Sonangal denies smuggling diamonds from Zimbabwe

CHIADZWA, Mutare West, Zimbabwe - China Sonangal has refuted a report by 100Reporters, a website run by journalists, implicating the company in the smuggling of diamonds from Marange through the ...

Germany considering boycott of tourism forum in Zimbabwe

German tourism investment seizures may lead to Zimbabwe event boycott Germany considering boycott of tourism forum in Zimbabwe

HARARE, Zimbabwe - Germany may boycott world's largest UN tourism forum in Zimbabwe to protest illegal confiscations of German investments in the country's tourism and wildlife conservancies.

Zimbabwe hoping for influx of hunters and tourists in 2013

Zim Tourism Zimbabwe hoping for influx of hunters and tourists in 2013

HARARE, Zimbabwe - Zimbabwe's tourist operators have said the year 2012 has seen an influx in the number of hunters and tourists into the country, which is a sign of better prospects next ...

Zambia and Zimbabwe counting the days to UNWTO

Daily countdown Zambia and Zimbabwe counting the days to UNWTO

Gill Staden, eTN Zambia

(eTN) - Every day on Zambezi FM Radio in Livingstone, Zambia, the announcer tells us how many days there are before the UNWTO Assembly to be jointly hosted by Livingstone and Victoria Falls Town ...

Zimbabwe tourism up 17 percent

Tourism To Zimbabwe Zimbabwe tourism up 17 percent

The number of tourists who visited Zimbabwe during the first six months of the year went up by 17 percent from 637,389 last year to 767,939, the African Development Bank has said.

5th World Travel and Tourism Africa Fair opens in Harare

World Travel and Tourism Africa Fair 5th World Travel and Tourism Africa Fair opens in Harare

HARARE, Zimbabwe – During a ceremony held on Thursday, the 5th World Travel and Tourism Africa Fair (Sanganai/Hlanganani) officially opened in Harare, Zimbabwe, with the motto of “Where the ...

ATA President Forum on Tourism in New York a joint effort

Africa Travel Association ATA President Forum on Tourism in New York a joint effort

NEW YORK, New York - Today, the Africa Travel Association (ATA) announced that Zambia and Zimbabwe will co-sponsor the seventh annual ATA Presidential Forum on Tourism, joining the Tanzania ...

Swiss tourist arrested in Zimbabwe for "insulting" Mugabe

Tourist Arrested In Kariba Swiss tourist arrested in Zimbabwe for "insulting" Mugabe

Gill Staden, eTN Zambia

(eTN) - According to a report in Zim Daily, a Swiss tourist was arrested at the border for insulting the President. The Swiss man and his wife were traveling from Zambia to Mana Pools.

Zimbabwe expects revenue boost from EU and US visitors

Zimbabwe tourism Zimbabwe expects revenue boost from EU and US visitors

Tourist arrivals are expected to have increased marginally during the first half of this year after international awareness on brand Zimbabwe, which struggled under the country's decade-long ...

Zimbabwe tourist arrivals up 18 percent

Zimbabwe Tourism Authority Report Zimbabwe tourist arrivals up 18 percent

Tourist arrivals in Zimbabwe surged 18% in the first quarter of this year to 346 299, helped by the stabilising economic and political environment, as the country turns into a safe and competitive ...

Proposed lodge in Mana Pools given approval by Zimbabwe government

Construction begins Proposed lodge in Mana Pools given approval by Zimbabwe government

Gill Staden, eTN Zambia

(eTN) - The Zambezi Society is disappointed to report that construction has begun on one of the controversial new 48-bed “lodge” developments along the Zambezi River shoreline in Mana Pools ...

Africa Travel Association’s hallmark international event

Delegates address growth of African tourism Africa Travel Association’s hallmark international event

The Africa Travel Association, the world’s leading travel industry trade association promoting tourism to Africa, held its 37th Annual Congress in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, May 18-22, 2012.

Zimbabwe readies for travel and tourism events

Zimbabwe Tourism Zimbabwe readies for travel and tourism events

Gill Staden, eTN Zambia

(eTN) - Victoria Falls Hospital is to undergo major expansion works in preparation for the UNWTO event in 2013. A Bulawayo company has won the tender for the work, which is said to cost US$6 ...

Countdown to 37th ATA Annual Congress in Victoria Falls

Tanzania’s first private-owned airline eyes Zimbabwe Countdown to 37th ATA Annual Congress in Victoria Falls

Apolinari Tairo, eTN Correspondent, Tanzania

TANZANIA (eTN) - Taking advantage of the growing tourism and travel demands in Southern and Eastern African states, Tanzania’s fast-growing airline, Precision Air, is looking at Zimbabwe as a ...

Africa to become tourism backdrop for world events

Africa events to showcase the country Africa to become tourism backdrop for world events

The SADC and RETOSA meetings in Mauritius this week was an opportunity for Seychelles and Zimbabwe to speak with delegates and press of major tourism events coming to Africa.

Zimbabwe’s infrastructure reaches new lows

Problems In Zimbabwe Zimbabwe’s infrastructure reaches new lows

Gill Staden, eTN Zambia

(eTN) - Zimbabwe has not paid for the electricity it has been using from Mozambique, so Mozambique had cut the connection.

Zimbabwe flies African cultural flag at Carnaval International de Victoria

Authentic African culture promotes tourism Zimbabwe flies African cultural flag at Carnaval International de Victoria

African Culture is rich, diverse, and colorful, but it is too often taken for granted that the world knows all about these unique attributes of Africa.

Four Chinese arrested in Zimbabwe for killing, eating rare tortoises

Chinese slaughter endangered tortoises for food Four Chinese arrested in Zimbabwe for killing, eating rare tortoises

HARARE, Zimbabwe - Four Chinese nationals have pleaded guilty to engaging in the mass slaughter of precious endangered species – tortoises which they were killing daily for their daily food.

Convention Center for Victoria Falls

In preparation for UNWTO Convention Center for Victoria Falls

Gill Staden, eTN Zambia

(eTN) - In order to prepare for the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in 2013, the Zimbabwe government plans to construct a Convention Centre in Victoria Falls town.

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