Africa: Zambia new Chair of UNWTO Executive Council

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Zambia has assumed chairmanship of the world global tourism body’s executive council during the current session of meetings taking place in Manama, Bahrain. Ambassador Designate Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to France, Dr. Christine Kaseba, has presented her Letters of Credence to the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Secretary-General, Zurab Pololikashvili, at a special session in Bahrain. Zambia becomes the second […]

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Africa: Zambia market returns to growth in 2018 as capacity up by 4.2%

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Zambia is located in central southern Africa and boasts Victoria Falls among its main tourist attractions. The United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division (2017), World Population Prospects document, estimates that the country had a population of around 13.46 million people in 2009. The median variant estimate for 2018 is that Zambia will have about 17.61 million […]

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Africa: Zambia Travel Expo holds 2 – 4 May 2019

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The Zambia Tourism Agency (ZTA) will be hosting the Zambia Travel Expo (ZATEX). The EXPO will be held from 2nd − 4th May 2019 in Lusaka, Zambia. The main aim of hosting ZATEX is to create a common networking platform for industry players in the region as well as the global tourism industry. This gives companies the unique opportunity to […]

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Africa: Zambia and Zimbabwe sign MOU to set up Joint Tourism Committee

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Zimbabwe and Zambia have agreed to set up a joint tourism facilitation committee which will coordinate combined marketing campaigns and deliberate on issues affecting the critical sector as the two friendly countries seek to unlock full potential of the hospitality industry. A one day bilateral meeting held in Livingstone, Zambia saw officials from both sides of the Zambezi River stressing […]

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Africa: Zambia turns to tourism as economic stimulus

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The Zambia Tourism Agency (ZTA) is hosting more than 60 international buyers and media this week ahead of the Zambia Travel Expo (ZATEX) from April 12 to 14 in Lusaka. There are three familiarisation tours which feature a trip to a game reserve, but the one common feature is that all three tours include a visit to Livingstone, the Zambian […]

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Africa: The Aviation deal with Ethiopian set to bring back Zambia Airways

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Zambia and Ethiopia are inching closer to jointly reviving the national carrier of the Southern African state, which went under in 1984 because of indebtedness. However, economic commentators are sceptical of the US$30 million commercial venture to revive Zambia Airways claiming it has more shortcomings than benefits for Zambia. They have instead called for a feasibility study to determine its […]

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Africa: How Zambia can brand itself for Tourism growth

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THE marketing of nations is the strategic approach to building wealth for a nation. National branding is a very delicate task that requires a fair deal of knowge of a country, its people and tact. Jay Wang argues that “despite the growing interest in how countries promote their national image, the potential and role of branding in a nation’s communication […]

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Africa: After Zimbabwe, Zambia has also banned South African ‘No Pant’ Dancer Zodwa

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Famous South African pant-less dancer Zodwa Wabantu has been barred by Zambia Authority from entering the country to “avoid corrupting public morals”. According to allafrica.com, National Guidance and Religious Affairs Minister Godfridah Sumaili told state-run newspaper The Times of Zambia that the government would not allow Zodwa to “strut her stuff anywhere in the country”. “It is clear we are […]

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Africa: Zambia Airways Relaunch, A Blessing or a Blunder!

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Zambia is moving towards the reestablishment of a national airline with the aim of boosting its tourism and export sectors. There appears to be a number of good reasons why the government and other stakeholder are pushing for the relaunch of Zambia Airways but many critics believe the move is politically motivated, economically unsound and a misplacement of priorities. In […]

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Africa: Zambia and South Africa makes Top 5 Tourism destinations for 2018

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Travel opens a world of possibility and finding new and interesting places to visit is plenty. Here are 5 places that are among the best places to visit this year. Malta Why:This European country is an archipelago in the central Mediterranean between Sicily and the North African coast. Known for its historical sites, including, megalithic temples and the Ħal Saflieni […]

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