Tourism sector upbeat on export incentive

Tourism sector upbeat on export incentive

By Ndafadza Madanha  PLAYERS in the tourism sector are upbeat that the 5 percent export incentive extended to them by the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) will help in restoring competitiveness and bolster foreign currency generation. Zimbabwe Council of Tourism (ZCT) president, Tich Hwingwiri said the incentive will cushion operators once foreign currency receipts improve. “We welcome the incentive which will cushion operators once the foreign receipts increase significantly. Destinations that attract foreign visitors such as Victoria Falls and cities such as Harare will benefit more compared to the other destinations…

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Carnival set for September …but are the Samba Queens coming or not?

Carnival set for September …but are the Samba Queens coming or not?

By Daniel Chigundu TOURISM and Hospitality Industry Minister Walter Mzembi says the 2017 edition Harare International Carnival will be held on the 9th of September as a precursor to the World Tourism Day (WTD). Initially there had been doubts whether the deemed controversial celebration of diversity will be held this year as the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) had indicated that it was facing financial challenges to fund the event. However government came in and pledged finances to clear debts accrued from previous editions and injected more for this year’s edition….

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