Category: Environment & tourism

Veld fires destroy 12 000ha in Masvingo

Twelve thousand five hundred and seventeen hectares of land has been destroyed by veld fires in Masvingo province so far, with Chiredzi recording the highest damage in terms of hectarage. Chiredzi district led with 5287 hectares destroyed followed by Masvingo district which lost 4047 hectares and over 3000 hectares destroyed in Gutu. Provincial Environmental Manager Masvingo Province Milton Muusha said the situation has been worsened by the outbreak of tick borne diseases which has seen some farmers burning pastures in an effort to eradicate the ticks which have been causing the theileriosis disease that killed many livestock. The veld...

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All set for Africa’s Youth in Tourism Conference

The 2018 edition of Africa’s Youth in Tourism Conference set for this Wednesday to Friday will host over 3 000 delegates, a huge increase from the 1 000 who attended last year. It’s all systems go for this year’s edition of the Zimbabwe Youth in Tourism Conference as these delegates are going about the accreditation process setting the stage for the international exhibition that opens opportunities for young people in the sector. Hosted by Zimbabwe Youth in Tourism, the programme comes at a time Zimbabwe is rebranding with young people urged to tap-in on the opportunities to be presented...

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Zim to inaugural Vic Falls Wine Festival

Zimbabwe will host the first ever Wine Festival dubbed the ‘Wosa Victoria Falls Inaugural Grand’s Tasting 2018’ which is set to provide a platform for the importers to interact with producers on how best to develop the wine industry. Commercial wine production in Zimbabwe dates back to the early 1950s and over the years the country has produced wines of the finest quality that have won awards regionally and internationally. With a view to consolidate the country’s status as home to some of the finest wines, an inaugural wine festival will be held in Victoria Falls which will bring...

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Zim hunting revenues up 45%

Zimbabwe has earned US$145 million from hunting sales this year, reflecting a 45 percent increase from US$100 million the same period last year. Giving an update on the state of the 2018 hunting season ahead of its closure in the oncoming few weeks, Safari Operators Association of Zimbabwe President Mr Emmanuel Fundira says renewed business confidence in the country has positively affected hunting sales. Mr Fundira noted that the direct earnings might also increase on the back of an increase on inquiries from traditional source markets. A rebound in the tourism sector since January has also been a key...

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Vic Falls eyes increased tourists traffic

Victoria Falls tourism operators, the United States of America and the Australian embassies are exploring ways of sustaining the current growth momentum and increase tourists traffic from the two source markets. The recently held one day meeting which brought together tourism operators, Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) and officials from USA as well as Australian embassies saw participants agreeing on the need to deepen cooperation in promoting tourism. Tourism players from the resort town expressed optimism that the synergies with the Australian and USA embassies will help consolidate Victoria Falls’ status as an attractive tourism destination. “We are excited about...

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