Category: Environment & tourism

Zim commemorates Global Earth Day

As part of the national strategy to adopt the green economy, the Rotary Club of Harare in conjunction with University of Zimbabwe has planted more than 200 trees at Warren Hills Cemetery as part of activities to commemorate the Global Earth Day tomorrow, April 22. Speaking to ZBC News, the president of Rotary Club of Harare, Andrew Makoni said it is the responsibility of the club to preserve the environment through planting trees. “We have been motivated by the president of International Rotary Club that is the responsibility of club to plant trees that will help the nation,” he...

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Local tourism stakeholders applauds govt

Local tourism stakeholders have applauded government for the pro-business policies that empower indigenous people in the post-independence era. With the entire country still celebrating the 38th independence anniversary, tourism stakeholders said the increase in the number of indigenous players in the hospitality industry is encouraging. Tourism operators in the country’s premier tourist destination Victoria Falls said they are confident that with the pro-business policies the country will be able to unlock the potential of the tourism sector. “We are excited that there are more indigenous players participating in the tourism sector in the post-independence era. We are also grateful...

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Hotel room occupancy surges

Zimbabwe’s tourism sector continues to register a strong performance with hotel room occupancy reaching 100 percent in some tourist resorts, a feat that was last seen more than two decades ago. Various sectors of the economy are showing great signs of recovery owing to the reforms being implemented by the government. The tourism sector has also benefited from the change in perception under the new dispensation as hotel occupancy in various tourist resorts is reaching 100 percent, something that has not happened for a very long time. Overally, Zimbabwe tourism sector registered strong performance in the first quarter if...

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Zimparks improves its operations

Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority (Zimparks) has improved its operations through the assistance from its partners under the Hwange-Sanyati Biological Corridor Project. The $5.6 million financial package spread over five years is from the World Bank while the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is chipping in with $2.5 million for three years. This came out at a wildlife conservation meeting hosted by Zimparks at Hwange National Park. Some of the areas which have received assistance are anti-poaching, communication, game water supply and fire management. Zimparks has reported a massive reduction in poaching incidents since this partnership and...

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Govt hails KAZA UniVisa system

Zimbabwe has hailed the positive impact that the Kavango-Zambezi KAZA UniVisa scheme continues to make on the tourism sector and is upbeat the other remaining three counties will soon join the initiative. Arrivals into the country’s premier tourist destination Victoria Falls continue to surge with the UniVisa system between Zambia and Zimbabwe one of the major contributing factors. Despite the challenges faced during the initial stages, the government said it is pleased with the effectiveness of the system and the impact that the project has had on the tourism sector. Home Affairs and Culture Minister Dr Obert Mpofu said...

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