Category: Environment & tourism

Establish air pollution inventories, govt urged

The government says it is important to establish air pollution inventories in African countries in order to measure the impact on air quality and climate. African governments are not pursuing comprehensive air monitoring projects as they lack cooperation on air pollution challenges as seen in other developed countries. Speaking during the handover of air monitoring equipment in Harare, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Environment, Water and Climate, Ambassador Grace Mutandiro said air pollution is one of the most challenging problems the world over as it has effects on human health, environment, climate and ecology. In his acceptance speech, Environmental Management Agency (EMA) Director General, Mr Aaron Chigona said the equipment will help them to have refined atmospheric air pollution data and promised the nation to put the equipment to good use. Zimbabwe is one of the 22 countries under Raf7017, an African regional project on air quality...

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FITUR ends: Pledge to support Zim hailed    

The Madrid International Tourism Fair has ended with the Zimbabwean delegation applauding the global tourism family for the commitment to support the country’s new political set up in unlocking the full potential of the tourism industry. The global tourism industry gathering which was held on the backdrop of strong performance of the industry internationally as evidenced by the 7% surge in international arrivals to reach 1.3 billion, saw the UNWTO family expressing confidence in the growth prospects of the Zimbabwe tourism sector. Tourism and Hospitality Industry Minister Cde Prisca Mupfumira described the event as a success given the commitment...

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Zim stand at FITUR attracts few visitors

Zimbabwe’s exhibition stand at the ongoing Madrid International Tourism Fair has failed to attract the expected huge numbers due to poor display, which the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) attributed to constrained resources. Zimbabwe is targeting to attract over 10 million tourists per annum and to increase the tourism sectors contribution to the gross domestic product to around 20% from the current 11%. The country’s exhibition stand at the tourism fair in Spain however tells a different story and does not reflect the country’s aspirations in attracting more tourists. While other regional countries’ exhibition stands attracted huge numbers due to...

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Spanish investors keen to invest in Zim

Spanish investors have expressed their readiness to exploit the economic opportunities being availed under the new dispensation and have stressed their commitment to supporting the country in pushing for the removal of unjustified economic sanctions. A roundtable meeting organised by Spanish Exporters and Investors Club, Honourary Consulate of Zimbabwe and the Lupicinio International Law Firm on the sidelines of the ongoing Madrid International Tourism Fair (FITUR) saw Spanish investors pledging to support Zimbabwe’s economic transformation drive by investing in key sectors of the economy. Newly appointed Honorary Consul of Zimbabwe in Spain, Jose Vinals Camallonga, said the economic reforms...

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Zim to host another major UNWTO event

Zimbabwe and United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) relations are set for major improvement with the global body pledging to host another high profile event in the country in 2019. Four years after Zimbabwe and Zambia co-hosted the 20th UNWTO General Assembly the country is set to get another opportunity to host a major global tourism industry gathering next year according to newly-appointed secretary general Zurab Pololikashvili. Tourism and Hospitality Minister, Cde Priscah Mupfumira said the country is pleased with the improved relations with the global body and expressed gratitude for the opportunity to host another major event. While...

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