Turnall Holdings posts $8.5 million turnover

Turnall Holdings posts $8.5 million turnover

By Natalie Chiwomadzi TURNALL Holdings Limited says it has posted a turnover of $8.5 million in the first quarter despite constraints in sales. The constraints are as a result of the liquidity challenges being experienced in the economy. Speaking during the company’s annual general meeting, managing director Roselyn Chisveto said the turnover is 25% above what was realised in the same period last year. “The company posted a turnover of $8.5 million for the first quarter which is 25% above the previous turnover of $7.0 million. “The sales were negatively…

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Team Zimbabwe UK to promote tourism

Team Zimbabwe UK to promote tourism

By Natalie Chiwomadzi TEAM Zimbabwe-UK chief executive officer Marshall Gore says that apart from playing football, they have also come to help promote the country’s tourism sector as well as reconnect with the Zimbabwe culture. Speaking at a press conferencing/ addressing the media, Gore said that “beyond football, we are here to introduce these upcoming stars and allow them to understand the Zimbabwean culture and also to get to know the country,” he said. Gore also added that they will be taking videos and pictures and that they will do…

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Germany firm gives ZITF thumbs up

Germany firm gives ZITF thumbs up

By Ndafadza Madanha TOP Germany post harvest equipment manufacturer and distributor Riela say it is impressed by the business enquiries it has received at the on-going 60th edition of the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF). Riela representative at the fair Godfrey Marange who is based in Germany says he is hopeful the enquiries received during the business days will translate into concrete deals for the firm. “We are happy with the number of visitors who are coming to our stand the traffic is high and once I return to Germany…

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Companies defy economy to grace ZITF

Companies defy economy to grace ZITF

By Ndafadza Madanha DESPITE the prevailing harsh economic conditions characterised by biting foreign currency shortage, rising rate of inflation which now exceeds 60% most local companies seem to have put that on the back burner and trouped to the ZITF to make their presence felt. The companies have left no stone unturned as they race to outdo each other with eye-catching stands and pavilions that meet international standards. Amongst the local companies participating that have erected gigantic stands include Infrastructure Development Bank of Zimbabwe (IDBZ), telecommunications giant Econet, Procurement Regulatory…

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All set for IBC at ZITF

All set for IBC at ZITF

By Daniel Chigundu ABOUT 800 delegates drawn from various sectors of the country’s economy are expected to converge for the annual International Business Conference (IBC) today in Hall 2 at the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF). IBC which is hosted by ZITF in conjunction with the National Economic Consultative Forum (NECF) has become one of the headline side events at the trade fair. The conference brings together government and private sector under one room to discuss issues affecting the economy and possible solutions as well as opportunities that are available…

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KAZA TFCA is the right direction

KAZA TFCA is the right direction

By   Staff Reporter ENVIRONMENT, Tourism and Hospitality Industry Minister Prisca Mupfumira says the Kavango Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area (KAZA TFCA) should work to transform lives of surrounding communities among many other things. Countries under the KAZA TFCA are seeking to collaborate in the conservation of natural resources and promote tourism whilst boosting the socio-economic environment for their local communities. Addressing delegates at the KAZA TFCA Ministerial Meeting currently underway at Elephant Hills Hotel in Victoria Falls, Minister Mupfumira said everyone has a role to play in realizing this dream…

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Land reform irreversible :CFU

Land reform irreversible :CFU

By Ndafadza Madanha THE Commercial Farmers Union (CFU) whose membership is predominantly made up of white farmers who lost land under the country’s fast track land reform exercise has acknowledged that the programme is irreversible. Making submissions at the launch of the process to formulate a gender sensitive national land policy last week CFU President Andy Pascoe said his organization was now preoccupied with ensuring compensation for its members and secure tenure for the new farmers. “The irreversibility of the land reform is not in doubt but a review is…

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Women in Tourism launched

Women in Tourism launched

By Daniel Chigundu FIRST-LADY Auxillia Mnangagwa has applauded the formation of Women in Tourism National Chapter (WTNC) adding that women have the capacity to make a difference in the tourism sector if they are given the opportunity considering that they constitute a huge percent of global tourism workforce. Though women constitute about 49 percent of the global workforce in the tourism sector, they are however found mostly on the lower ranks a development which is said to have prevented them from effectively benefitting from the sector. Speaking at the launch…

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Air Tanzania to begin flights into Harare

Air Tanzania to begin flights into Harare

By Staff Reporter AIR Tanzania has revealed that it will begin flights to Harare and Lusaka this week buoyed by its recently acquired two Airbus A220s. The airline received the two aircrafts a month ago and will be flying into Harare every Tuesday, Friday and Sunday. In a statement, the company said, “Air Tanzania will on February 22 commence the Dar Es Salaam-Harare and Dar Es Salaam-Lusaka flights”. The company has pegged its return flights at USD$168 for the economy class from Harare to Dar Es Salaam while a return trip…

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Take advantage of ITB opportunities: Mupfumira

Take advantage of ITB opportunities: Mupfumira

By Daniel Chigundu ENVIRONMENT, Tourism and Hospitality Industry Minister Prisca Mupfumira has called on the country’s tourism sector to take advantage of marketing opportunities at the 2018 edition of the Internationale Tourismus-Börse (ITB) scheduled for 6-10 March in Berlin, Germany. ITB is arguably the biggest tourism fair in the world which brings together tour operators, tourism boards, tourism service providers and government officials and also provides a unique destination marketing opportunity among many others. The minister is expected to lead a team of about 26 tourism players composed of accommodation…

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