UNWTO Elections: Zimbabwe & Seychelles Candidates for UNWTO elections sit together on a panel “Peace a vehicle for tourism” during ITB in Berlin

UNWTO elections

Walter Mzembi of Zimbabwe and Alain St.Ange of the Seychelles are both candidates for the position of Secretary General of the UNWTO and were both on the PATWA (Pacific Area Travel Writers Association) forum at ITB in Berlin. The two Ministers were in Berlin to also make their case as to why they should be the next Secretary General of […]

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Tourism: Mzembi Continues his global Campaign for UNWTO post as AU candidate

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Mzembi Continues his global Campaign for UNWTO post as AU candidate The Hon. Walter Mzembi has traveled the globe over the intervening months, engaging directly with the governments of key UNWTO Executive Council member states – detailing his vision for the future development of global tourism under the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) umbrella should he be elected Secretary […]

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Africa: “3 Foreign Ministers coming for Port Harcourt Bantaba”

“3 Foreign  Ministers coming for Port Harcourt Bantaba” Three foreign Ministers will be in attendance at this year’s Port Harcourt Bantaba. They are Timothy McPherson, Finance Minister of Acompong, Jamaica, Walter Mzembi, Tourism Minister for Zimbabwe and Alain St Ange, Tourism Minister for Seychelles. This edition of Bantaba is unique as Bantaba would be returning after 2 years absence but […]

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Africa: Zimbabwe Tourism Minister Mzembi and his Tourism Ambassador

Zimbabwe Tourism Minister Mzembi and his Tourism Ambassador TOURISM Minister Walter Mzembi may want to seriously consider relieving Thomas “CST” Chizhanje – a social media sensation, whom he appointed Tourism Brand Zimbabwe Facebook Ambassador two years ago – of his duties as he has done more harm than good on the popular social media networking site. In the past two […]

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UNWTO election: St Ange of Seychelles accused of Badmouthing Mugabe and Mzembi

St Ange of Seychelles accused of Badmouthing Mugabe and Mzembi Mr St Ange’s remarks in an interview recently with the Voice of America, which beams into Zimbabwe illegally painted a picture that President Mugabe, during his tenure as the African Union chairperson, arm-twisted the continental body to support his countryman. In the interview Mr St Ange said, “When President Mugabe […]

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Tourism: Racism is behind the candidacy of St. Ange for UNWTO says Mzembi of Zimbabwe

Racism is behind the candidacy of St. Ange for UNWTO says Mzembi of Zimbabwe A bloc of Western countries is sponsoring a Seychelles candidate to rival Zimbabwe’s Dr Walter Mzembi and split the African vote ahead of elections to choose the new secretary general of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation, it has emerged. Dr Mzembi, who is also the […]

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Tourism: Africa’s Candidate for UNWTO Job Dr. Mzembi presents his papers

Africa’s Candidate for UNWTO Job Dr. Mzembi presents his papers Amidst the call by Africans for a unified candidature for Africa one of the two Candidates from Africa presented his Manifesto at FITUR in Madrid. Zimbabwean Minister of Tourism and Hospitality Industry and Africa Union sole candidate for the position of the Secretary General of the United Nations World Tourism […]

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Tourism: Why divide Africa’s vote and chances at UNWTO?

Why divide Africa’s vote and chances at UNWTO? OBINNA EMELIKE The African tourism fraternity was happy when one of its own declared interest to run for the highly sought-after post of secretary-general of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), which is going to be vacant at the end of 2017 when Taleb Rifai, the outgoing secretary-general will hand over to a […]

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Africa: Zimbabwe’s tourism sector looking to tap into BRICS market

In a bid to boost international tourist arrivals, Zimbabwe’s tourism sector is looking to further tap into the BRICS market. Traditionally, the country’s major source markets have been the Americas (particularly the United States of America) and the European Union. In a presentation to the Zimbabwe Defence College in Harare, Tourism and Hospitality Industry Minister Dr Walter Mzembi underscored the […]

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Tourism: Seychelles appoints St. Ange as the first Minister of Aviation and Tourism in Africa

Minister Alain St.Ange was the islands’ Minister for Tourism and Culture, but last weekend was re-appointed the Seychelles Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports & Marine in a cabinet re-shuffle following a change in Presidency from James Michel to Danny Faure. Walter Mzembi the Chairman of CAF (Commission for Africa) body of the UNWTO (UN World Tourism Organization) has posted […]

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