Category: Environment & tourism

Human traffic overwhelm Kazungula border

Human traffic volumes at Kazungula border post continue on an upward trend with calls for urgent expansion of infrastructure as well as establishment of additional clearing points in order to cope with the projected increase in the tourists’ traffic and to avoid delays. Statistics from the Department of Immigration show that for the period between August 01 to August 18, traffic volume stood at 21,259 compared to 18,214 recorded during the same period last year. On the other hand, a total of 7,363 visas were issued during the period under review compared to 6,725 issued last year. The growth...

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2018 fire season worrisome

The Environmental Management Agency (EMA) says it has recorded a 16.8 percent increase of hectarage of land lost due to veld fires since the beginning of the 2018 fire season. From its onset on the 31st of July, the 2018 fire season has already recorded worrisome figures showing a 16.8 percent rise in hectarage of land lost which translates to 69 958 hectares lost in 232 veld fire incidents against last year’s 58 193 hectares recorded in 147 incidents. EMA Acting Environmental Education and Publicity Manager Mr Rambwayi Mapako said as precautionary measure property owners must urgently construct fire...

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Zim, China implement $1,2bn tourism deal

Zimbabwe and China have started implementing objectives of a $1,2 billion tourism investment deal aimed at increasing projects within the country’s tourism and hospitality sector. The deal is expected to increase cooperation between the two countries. While follow ups to the deal have seen both parties engaging each other at the Zimbabwe -China Business Forum in May with a Chinese technical team also visiting the country in July, another Chinese team made up of marketing and media experts has arrived in the country to market and promote local tourist projects and resources in China. The Minister of Tourism and...

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ZTA assures tourists of safety

The Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) has moved to reassure regional and international tourists of their safety following disturbances that marred the post election period last week. According to ZTA CEO, Dr Karikoga Kaseke international enquiries from booked and potential travellers have been on an upsurge despite the post election violence, with the authority allaying fears and assuring the tourists of their safety during their visit. “There were minimal implications resulting from scenes of last week, and the international market should recognise that this is a phase in the political environment  of the country. Above all, Zimbabwe should safeguard the...

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Zim remains a safe destination: ZTA

Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) has assured tourists that despite the post-election protests witnessed on the 1st of August in Harare, all the country’s destinations remain safe for travel. In a communiqué released recently on the state of the tourism industry, ZTA Chief Executive Mr Karikoga Kaseke assured domestic and international tourists that the country remains safe destination for any travel. Employers Association for Tour and Safari Operators president Mr Clement Mukwasi said the industry is excited about the peaceful environment which characterised the election season and highlighted the need to maintain the tranquillity in order to sustain the current...

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