Category: Environment & tourism

National Association for Women in Tourism set for launch

The Ministry of Tourism and Hospitality Industry is set to launch the National Association for Women in Tourism (NAWT) with a mandate to represent women in the hospitality sector, create equal opportunities for women working in the industry and to inspire increased entrepreneurship. The travel and tourism industry has been proven to provide women with more opportunities for empowerment compared to the other sectors of the economy. According to the International Labour Organisation (ILO) 2010 analysis of hospitality sector, women made up between 60 to 70 percent of the labour force in the hotel sector. With a view to empowering women in the tourism sector and to increase their contribution to the broader economy, the Ministry of Tourism and Hospitality Industry and other partners will be launching the NAWT in the tourism in Harare on the 24th of July. Women in the tourism sector in Victoria Falls commended government for the initiative and stressed the fact that there is room for improving tourism’s empowerment of women. “We are excited about this development the association was certainly long-overdue. It’s our hope that this body will play a critical role in inspiring entrepreneurship and creating opportunities for women in the tourism sector,” said some of the women in tourism. According to the World Bank among some of the persistent challenges in the tourism sector include, a high degree on gender stereotyping...

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SA Airlink upgrades aircraft for Vic Falls-Cape Town route

South African Airlink has upgraded its aircraft for the Victoria Falls-Cape Town route increasing its capacity in yet another sign of confidence by regional and international airlines in the country’s premier tourists’ destination. SA Airlink has since the beginning of July introduced a new aircraft to service Cape Town-Victoria Falls in a development which will provide increased capacity and the introduction of business class. The airline which previously operated a 37-seater embraer ERJ135 on the route will now use an Avrorj regional jet with 87 seats. The bigger aircraft is for the meantime being deployed when demand arises. Tourism...

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RTG investment boosts growth prospects

Hospitality concern, Rainbow Tourism Group (RTG) is bullish of registering over 75% room occupancy level at its Rainbow Victoria Falls hotel by year end following the successful upgrade of the property under the $1 million refurbishment exercise. The RTG registered a 12% increase in revenue during the financial year ending 31 December 2017 spurred by the strong performance of its Victoria Falls properties and is confident of a positive performance by the unit during the second half of the year. The group has just completed the refurbishment of 88 rooms at the its Victoria Falls hotel under the $1...

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Zambia’s Proflight flies into Zim

Zambia’s leading airline, Proflight Zambia marked its maiden flight into Zimbabwe today signaling the launch of the airline’s route between Harare and Lusaka.  Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe (CAAZ) Chief Executive Mr David Chawota said Proflight Zambia’s new route that  links Harare and Lusaka four times a week is one such conduit that will strengthen trade relations between the two countries. Proflight Zambia Director Government and Industry Affairs Captain Phil Lemba said Zambia is Zimbabwe’s second largest trading partner in the sub-Saharan region after South Africa, hence the introduction of a direct flight into this destination is thus a...

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Schools Integrated Environmental Programme launched

The First Lady Amai Auxillia Mnangagwa has launched the Schools Integrated Environmental Programme for Masvingo Province at Mutendi High, amid calls for communities to conserve the environment. The Integrated Environmental Programme which is spearheaded by the Ministry of Environment, Water and Climate seeks to empower school children and surrounding communities with life skills through sustainable use of the environment. Some of the programmes include growing of fruit trees, timber and fish breeding.  The launch of the programme at Mutendi High School saw the First Lady and other delegates planting trees, with Amai Mnangagwa also depositing fingerlings into a pond...

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