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As economy recovers, tourists return to Zimbabwe

JOHANNESBURG — The number of tourists visiting Zimbabwe this year has more than tripled, a trade official said Monday as entrepreneurs tried to lure investors to the troubled southern African countr

World Travel and Tourism Fair participants rattled by boycott

International buyers who came for the Sanganai/Hlanganani World Travel and Tourism fair gave Zimbabwe a thumbs up as a destination, but they were rattled by news of the MDC-T disengagement from Zanu P

Zimbabwe hopes World Cup will boost its tourism trade

Zimbabwe is seeking to boost its tourism trade after several years of decline and wants to attract sports fans traveling to neighboring South Africa for next year's World Cup.

Zimbabwe tourism: Yesterday, today and tomorrow

eTN caught up with Walter Mzembi, Minister of Hospitality and Tourism for Zimbabwe, at the recently concluded United Nations World Tourism Organization General Assembly, which was held in Astana, Kaza

Zimbabwe hopes to ride the expected tourism wave of 2010

If the Minister of Hospitality and Tourism for Zimbabwe, Walter Mzembi, has his way, going forward, tourism will be contributing 15 percent to the gross domestic product by 2012.

Maunganidze appointed permanent secretary for tourism in Zimbabwe

President Mugabe has appointed Dr. Sylvester Maunganidze as the permanent secretary in the Ministry of Tourism and Hospitality Industry.

Government of Zimbabwe to boost development of tourism industry

Harare — The Ministry of Tourism and Hospitality Industry is working closely with key stakeholders that include the United Nations World Tourism Organization, to maximize output of the sector.

Airzim offers free flights to managers being cut

Air Zimbabwe (AirZim) is offering free flights for two years to senior managers who will be made redundant by the job cuts embarked on by the parastatal.

Tanzania tourism to reap nothing from World Cup, others to gain

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (eTN) - Failure by Tanzanian government authorities to design and strategize plans that would put this African tourist destination in Southern African World Cup tournament map

Sanganai Hlanganani Fair set for October

Sanganai Hlanganani World Travel and Tourism Africa Fair's second edition will be held in Harare at the Exhibition Park from October 14-17.

Zimbabwe hosts Sadc conference on tourism development

Harare — Zimbabwe is hosting a Sadc conference on tourism development starting today as the region moves to craft ways on how it can draw maximum benefits from South Africa's hosting of the 2010 soc

Fly540 goes to Zimbabwe

London Stock Exchange-listed LonZim Plc has announced that its Fly540 “low cost” airline will enter the Zimbabwean market in September.

Zimbabwe is dreaming of World Cup tourist dollars

Zimbabwe, its economy in ruins, is dreaming of millions of tourist dollars and even training visits by international soccer stars when the World Cup comes to South Africa next year.

Zimbabwe’s tourism revival lies in Victoria Falls paradise

The poster on the wall had an evocative black and white photograph of a man driving a locomotive. "Zimbabwe", it said, "Africa's paradise".

Zimbabwe to host Pan African Tourism Conference

Harare — Zimbabwe will next month host a Pan African Tourism Investment Conference in Harare aimed at building regional investment and marketing synergies ahead of the 2010 World Cup soccer finals t

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

US, Japan & Germany lift Zimbabwe travel warnings

Slowly but surely, Zimbabwe is returning to the international fold and promoting tourism, especially to Victoria Falls.

Zimbabwe dumps own currency

In a move not entirely unexpected, the Zimbabwean government and the Central Bank of Zimbabwe decided over the Easter weekend to throw their own worthless currency out of the window, replacing it wit

The first lady of tourism speaks

(Questions for Skal International's current president, Hulya Aslantas. She tackles issues ranging from the economy to current social issues involving tourism.

Seize the Obama moment!

The Commonwealth Journalists Association ( CJA) urgently needs to promote media freedom and the protection of journalists across the Commonwealth, said Rita Payne, chairman of the UK branch, at a Lond

Zimbabwe wants to draw back tourists

HARARE, Zimbabwe — Zimbabwe's coalition government urged the world to weigh changes wrought by the new administration and help attract tourists back to its world-renowned nature reserves and resorts

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

Ministries partner to promote tourism

Harare — The Ministry of Information, Technology and Communication is partnering with the Ministry of Tourism and Hospitality in marketing Zimbabwe as an attractive tourist destination and ensure th

PM Tsvangirai says Zimbabwe safe tourist destination

HARARE - The newly sworn-in Zimbabwe Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai has said the west and the rest of the international community are encouraged to come to Zimbabwe without any security fears as the

Trouble is mounting for fragile Zimbabwe, but “tourism cannot end”

Zimbabwe’s rapid stagnation resulting from by political instability, food crises, and economic woes is becoming direr by the minute.
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