Category: Environment & tourism

Vic Falls room occupancy surges  

Hotel operators in the resort town of Victoria Falls have recorded a strong performance during the just ended third quarter with room occupancy level surging to 70 percent on the back of improved tourist arrivals and the UNIVISA initiative. The domestic tourism industry’s rebound continues with the latest figures for the country premier tourists’ destination Victoria Falls showing a commendable performance during the third quarter of 2017. Room occupancy level rose from 61 percent in 2016 to 70 percent for the quarter under review. On the other hand the average daily rate also surged from US$139 to US$146 in...

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Zim prepares for Cop23

The civil society has partnered the government in drafting a position paper to be presented at the 23rd edition of the Conference of Parties (Cop 23) meeting set for Germany next month. Acting Director – Climate Management in the Ministry of Environment, Water and Culture, Elisha Moyo said the civil society is key in addressing legal aspects of climate change and reducing emissions, among other issues. Zimbabwe Environmental Lawyers Association (ZELA) Legal Researcher, Tafadzwa Dhlakama explained the importance of the partnership in coming up with measures to combat climate change in the country. The conference of parties’ summit is a global forum that brings together world leaders to deliberate on ways to combat climate change and adapt to its...

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‘Unique’ Zim tourism destination hailed

Over 50 international travel and tourism buyers are in the resort town of Victoria Falls to explore the tourism market as part of the post Sanganai/Hlanganani World Tourism Expo activities. The buyers described Zimbabwe as a hidden gem and have implored the country to leverage on its biodiversity and prioritise the regional market to enhance the growth of the sector. The travel and tourism buyers drawn from countries such as the UK, USA, Japan and South Africa also said Zimbabwe is a unique destination, highlighting the need for the country to harness the tourism sector as a tool for...

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Zim tourism targets China, Russia, SA markets

Zimbabwe is targeting China, Russia and South Africa tourism markets with the hope of growing the numbers that visit the country to sample its hospitality per year. China has the highest out-bound tourism market in the world and tops the list as equally the biggest spender, according to the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) statistics. However, despite the cordial relations that Zimbabwe has with China under the Look East Policy, the country has not fully exploited the lucrative Chinese market. In an a press briefing at the close of the Sanganai Hlanganani World Tourism Expo, Zimbabwe Tourism Authority...

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Govt geared to rebrand Zim’s image

The 2017 edition of Sanganai/Hlanganani World Travel Exhibition has taught the country how to improve brand Zimbabwe with government now focusing on rebranding the country’s image to the world. Zimbabwe’s brand has been at the receiving end of the international media as they are promoting their owners’ hostility towards the nation, prompting government to intensify its marketing strategies. The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism and Hospitality Industry Dr Thokozile Chitepo said the 2017 edition of Sanganai/Hlanganani Expo was an eye opener as it gave her ministry an opportunity to bring in fresh ideas towards marketing brand Zimbabwe....

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