Africa: Zim named best tourism destination in 2017

Zim named best tourism destination in 2017 AN American luxury and lifestyle travel magazine, Condé Nast Traveler, has named Zimbabwe the best destination for travellers to Africa in 2017. Zimbabwe was ranked number 13 globally and Rwanda 14. Condé Nast Traveler named these two African countries on its “Best Places to Travel in 2017”. According to the magazine’s website: “A […]

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Aviation: FastJet CEO steps up as Chairman resigns

Fastjet announced that Colin Child, Non-Executive Chairman, has resigned as Chairman and as a Director of the Company. Having led the fund raising exercise in July this year Colin believes that it would not be appropriate for him to continue in this role given the Company is initiating, sooner than originally expected, a further fund raising exercise. Rob Burnham, Non-Executive […]

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Aviation: African Airlines Launch New Push For Single Aviation Market In 2017

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African Airlines Association (AFRAA) has intensified its campaign for opening up the African airspace by declaring support to the African Union’s (AU) initiative towards a single air transport market by 2017. Realisation of a single African air transport market in 2017 and the opening up of the airspace to all African airlines were key steps requiring the support of the […]

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Aviation: Ethiopian Won AFRAA’s Air Line of the Year Award 5th year in row

Africa’s largest Airline Group, Ethiopian Airlines, has won Airline of the Year Award, for the fifth year in a row, by the African Airlines Association (AFRAA) during its 48th Annual General Assembly held in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. The AFRAA annual awards recognize excellence in service delivery, innovation and competitiveness in airlines, individuals and service providers in the African aviation industry. […]

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Tourism: New Victoria Falls Airport opens the 7 Wonders product to more people

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An experience of the definitive panoramic, unforgettable allure of Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, is one of life’s ‘must see’. By Renn Offor Victoria Falls, also called known by tge Locals as Mosi-oa-Tunya meaning “smoke that thunders”, is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Statistically speaking, it is the largest waterfall in […]

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Aviation: Immigration staff Shortages at Oliver Tambo Airport increases South Africa Tourism woes

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The Department of Home Affairs on Friday conceded that it does not have enough personnel to deal with the rise in the number of people arriving for processing at OR Tambo International Airport. Home Affairs director-general Mkuseli Apleni told reporters in Rosebank that the average number of travellers cleared per month increased from 668 882 in 2015 to 669 621 […]

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Tourism: Punishing Western propaganda against Zimbabwe and its Tourism-an opinion

By: Obi Egbuna Jnr Simunye During the month of September the US, British and Canadian embassies arrived at the bizarre conclusion that it was in their best interests to warn their citizens about the dangers of traveling to Zimbabwe in the near future. While the objective of diplomacy is to foster and maintain positive bilateral relations, this latest manoeuvre is […]

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Tourism: How Harare, Zimbabwe can become the Gambling Capital of Africa

Tourism is on the rise in Zimbabwe. Gambling is quite popular and the country has one of the largest concentrations of casinos in all of Africa. Tourism and, in turn, gambling makes up a major part of the economy of our nation, and tourism has steadily gone up for the last six years. Over 1.9 million international tourists visited the […]

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Tourism: How to unlock huge tourism potentials in Africa

by Memory Dube Tuesday, September 27, 2016 marks World Tourism Day, organized by the World Tourism Organization which is a special United Nations agency dedicated to the promotion of responsible, sustainable and universally accessible tourism. World Tourism Day 2016 was celebrated under the theme, “Tourism for All: Promoting Universal Accessibility”. The theme for this year could not have been more […]

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Africa: Unplanned and Uncontrolled Tourism will become a threat to the environment- study

The moment the baby elephant trotted onto the dirt road, the lesson from Moagi Rain Robson vanished for at least one passenger riding in the open Land Cruiser. The guide had urged the visitors to Chobe National Park to keep their voices down so the animals keep coming close to the open vehicles for years to come, continuing to give […]

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