Africa: Zimbabwe eyes Middle East tourist market

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Zimbabwe has generated a lot of interest as a tourist destination since the election of its new president, CDE E. D. Mnangagwa, in November last year. This saw the proclamation by the President “Zimbabwe is open for business”. True to his intonation, the president has emphasised that economics and trade cooperation rather than politics would be his priority in order […]

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Africa: Zimbabwe Tourism explodes in Growth since December

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Attracting more foreign and domestic tourists makes a great deal of sense for Zimbabwe, as the country forges ahead with efforts to turn around the economy and create more jobs. Given that tourism is a “low hanging fruit” the world over, the country stands to benefit immensely from this global industry, provided all enablers are put in place. The wave […]

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News: Zimbabwe Tourism seeks improved Ranking for MICE in Africa

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The Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) has intensified efforts to unlock more meetings and conferences for the country by reinforcing engagements with different associations. The tourism body acknowledged in a statement that associations were crucial in the meetings, incentive Travel, Conference and Exhibitions (MICE), industry as they were the main source of meetings and conference. International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) […]

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Africa: Zimbabwe Tourism Boss wants Visa Requirement scrap for Nigerians to Boost Tourism

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Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) CEO, Karikoga Kaseke has called for the scrapping of visa requirements for Nigerians to boost tourism traffic from the West African country, which is Africa’s biggest source of market with a population of 188 million. Kaseke was speaking ahead of a familiarization tour to the country by a group of high profile Nigerian tour agents who […]

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Africa: Zimbabwe Council for Tourism honours top players in Industry

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The Zimbabwe Council for Tourism (ZTC), has honoured top players in the country’s tourism industry. The annual Tourism Achievers’ Awards ceremony which was held at Cresta Lodge in Harare on Thursday night brought the crème de la crème of the tourism sector at the event. According to dailynews.co.zw, Africa Albida Tourism Group operations and finance director, Nigel Frost, was named […]

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Africa: Zimbabwe announces new visa regime

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The government of Zimbabwe has announced a revised visa regime which will see citizens from 28 countries receive visas on arrival, in a bid to improve travel facilitation and unlock the potential of the tourism industry. Announcing the development during the National Tourism Strategy Workshop held in Victoria Falls, Department of Immigration Principal Director, Clement Masango said the changes are […]

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Africa: After the Success of Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe Aviation plans $253m upgrade for other Airports

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The Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe (Caaz) is working on plans to splash millions of dollars on airport development and refurbishment as it seeks to spur economic activities such as tourism and trade. This comes as African continent aspires to create a unified air transport market through the establishment of a Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM). The African Union […]

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Tourism: How Zimbabwe and Botswana stole my heart

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My travel tally for 2017 went something like this: No less than 16 trips, 12 countries, 24 destinations, 57 hotels, and roughly 90,000 miles. Many people can beat those numbers (maybe you’re one of them), but as someone who has the distinct professional pleasure of scoping out the next great vacation spots before everyone else gets there, I’m lucky to […]

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Africa: Zimbabwe Airways linked to Chikore Mugabe’s Son-in-law may not fly after all hints Zim Aviation

Plans by local investors and Robert Mugabe’s son-in-law to set up a new airline in Zimbabwe appear to have suffered a set-back in the wake of last month’s military takeover, a newspaper reports. ‘Zimbabwe Airways’, linked to a group of local and foreign-based investors, was to take over from the struggling national airline Air Zimbabwe, reports said. Simba Chikore, the […]

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Africa: Zimbabwe Aviation to get 15 planes from Malaysia to refleet the airline

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The Zimbabwe government is reportedly set to acquire at least 15 planes as part of efforts to resuscitate the country’s struggling national airline, Air Zimbabwe. According to state owned Herald newspaper, the planes were set to be purchased from Malaysia. The report quoted Transport and Infrastructure Minister Joram Gumbo as saying that the new planes were going to be bought […]

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