Introduce flights to West Africa

Introduce flights to West Africa

By Daniel Chigundu THE country’s tourism Ambassador for Ghana and West Africa Nancy Sam has called on the Zimbabwean government to consider introducing flights to West Africa if it hopes to draw tourists from that region. Zimbabwe is in the process of trying to attract as much tourists into country via various marketing means and strategies. Some of the strategies include participating at travel shows, appointing ambassadors and establishing marketing offices in lucrative markets and hosting of the Sanganai/Hlanganani World Tourism Expo among others. However, the lack of meaningful airlines…

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Bring new airlines to Zimbabwe

Bring new airlines to Zimbabwe

By Daniel Chigundu VICE President Constantino Chiwenga has called on the Ministry of Transport and the Ministry and Tourism to put their efforts together and ensure they attract new airlines to the country. Since the turn of the millennium, Zimbabwe has witnessed a decrease in the number of airlines that pass through the country with such airlines as British Airways dumping the destination for various reasons. Air transport is arguably an important factor in as far as increasing statistics of arrivals is of concern as it is the only logical…

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Mnangagwa appoints Cabinet

Mnangagwa appoints Cabinet

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has appointed his highly awaited cabinet comprising 20 ministers. Here is the list of ministers Finance: Mtuli Ncube Defence: Oppah Muchinguri Foreign: SB Moyo Home Affairs: Cain Mathema Primary Education: Paul Mavima Land: Perence Shiri Mines: Winston Chitando Information: Monica Mutsvangwa ICT: Kazembe Kazembe Sports, Arts, Youths: Kirsty Coventry Health-Obediah Moyo Justice-Ziyambi Ziyambi Public Service-Sekai Nzenza SMEs-Sithembiso Nyoni Energy-Jorum Gumbo Transport-Joel Matiza Industry-Mangaliso Ndlovu Higher Education-Amon Murwira Sport: Kirsty Coventry Tourism-Prisca Mupfumira

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Sanganai/Hlanganani to stay longer in Bulawayo

Sanganai/Hlanganani to stay longer in Bulawayo

By Daniel Chigundu ZIMBABWE Tourism Authority (ZTA) chief executive Dr Karikoga Kaseke says Sanganai/Hlanganani World Tourism Expo is going to stay longer in Bulawayo until it has helped revive tourism economy in the city. Sanganai/Hlanganani was moved from Harare to Bulawayo at the instruction of then Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa with the  aim of spreading activities around the country. The tourism economy in Bulawayo took a knock from massive deindustrialisation which saw most large corporates moving their headquarters to Harare while others chose to close shop instead. Addressing a press…

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Nkomo heritage trails launched

Nkomo heritage trails launched

  By Daniel Chigundu ZIMBABWE Tourism Authority (ZTA) says the decision to honour the later former Vice President Dr Joshua Nkomo through heritage trails is part of the new dispensation’s thinking. Dr Nkomo who was popularly known as “father Zimbabwe became the country’s Vice President from 1987 up to the time of his death 1999 and was known for being a unifier. Before the launch of the heritage trails, people marched from Blue Lagoon, pasted through Stanley Hall up to the Dr Nkomo’s statue in Bulawayo’s central business district. Speaking…

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Sanganai/Hlanganani grows by 4.6%

Sanganai/Hlanganani grows by 4.6%

By Daniel Chigundu THE 11th edition of Sanganai/Hlanganani World Tourism Expo has recorded a significant growth in terms of exhibitors driven largely by an increase in foreign participation. According to the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) South Africa has brought more tour operators to this year’s fair which has generally seen an overwhelming response from quality exhibitors. ZTA says it has had to extend exhibition space to allow companies that are continuously expressing interest in showcasing at this year’s premier event. Addressing the media, ZTA chief executive Dr Karikoga Kaseke said…

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