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Zimbabwe’s ad hoc tax reprieve: A “missed opportunity”

Zimbabwe, unlike other governments, has granted a tax reprieve for the tourism industry to enable the sector to “retool.” The reprieve, according to Tourism Update, allows the industry to import d

Conferencing with UNWTO, WTTC and JATA

Covering three major global travel and tourism industry events in the span of three weeks took most of my August and September.

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

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 20th U

Only in Zambia: Bungee-twirl

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 event

Zimbabwe claims “bid to sabotage UNWTO flops”

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 making fa

UNWTO’s Twentieth General Assembly “unlike” any other in history

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 ong

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.

Swiss tourist arrested in Zimbabwe for “insulting” Mugabe

(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.

Canada quits UNWTO over Mugabe “honors”

Canada has formalised its withdrawal from the UN tourism body after Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe was invited to become a global leader in the sphere and sent a letter in recognition of Zimbabwe'

UNWTO: No official honor bestowed on Mugabe

The United Nations (UN) tourism body has insisted that Robert Mugabe has not been an awarded an official title, after he and his Zambian counterpart were asked to be tourism ambassadors.

Zimbabwean reporter attacked as Daily News resumes publishing after seven-year ban

Reporters Without Borders welcomes the return of the Daily News after a seven-year closure but is disturbed to learn that one of its reporters was attacked yesterday [March 24, 2011].

Mugabe hopes for a big boost to Zim tourism from the...

HARARE — Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe said Sunday he hopes his country's tourism industry will get a boost from the football World Cup in neighbouring South Africa.

UN calls Zimbabwe humanitarian situation “still grave”

With not enough food to feed all 12.5 million Zimbabweans and funding requirements to provide urgently-needed aid only half met, the United Nations humanitarian arm has warned that the situation in th

Cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe continues to decline, UN says

The cholera outbreak that took hold of Zimbabwe from last August sustained its downward trend last month while aid agencies continued their efforts to combat the disease, according to the latest Unite

Zimbabwe’s cholera declining, but UN health agency urges continued vigilance vital

While noting an overall downward trend in the number of cholera cases and deaths in Zimbabwe over the last two months, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) urged continued vigilance, cit

ASTA takes on Delta Air Lines, plans on heading to Africa

(Questions for William A. Maloney, chief executive officer of the American Society of Travel Agents)

Chinese president to visit Tanzania over the weekend

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (eTN) - Chinese President Hu Jintao's arrives in Tanzania this weekend in a two-day state visit aimed to enhance Sino-Tanzania economic cooperation and help both countries tid

UN makes an urgent call about Zimbabwe

Some argue that tourism to Zimbabwe should not be encouraged until the “monster and his murderous military and paramilitary thugs are removed from power." But is boycotting tourism and stringent sa

A story about a once-thriving tourism destination

The news has been a bit shocking this week in its reporting of life in Zimbabwe. At first we hear that the cholera epidemic is getting worse.

Zimbabwe tourism as the tourism minister himself sees it

Francis Nhema is the tourism and environment minister of Zimbabwe.

Sudan indictment seen as ray of hope

Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir is to be indicted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) at The Hague were welcomed by a broad section of human rights activists from Eastern Africa and the

Zimbabwe: The end of a dream?

As Zimbabwe was led down the road of ever increasing violence by its brutal rulers over the past few weeks, the patience of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party and of Morgan Tsvangirai and