All set for Zim Food and Culture Festival

All set for Zim Food and Culture Festival

PREPARATIONS for the inaugural Zim Food and Cultural Festival which kicks off this Thursdays (23 May) are said to be at an advanced stage. The festival which is a brainchild of First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa seeks among other things to promote and restore cultural diversity, unite locals, bridge the cultural divide and more importantly promote domestic tourism. Scheduled for Harare Gardens from the 23rd to the 25th of May, the festival is centred on celebrating Zimbabwe’s authentic and unique cultural lifestyle through showcasing various traditional foods, languages, arts, music, crafts,…

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RTG Pursing an asset-light model to raise revenue.

RTG Pursing an asset-light model to raise revenue.

By Malcolm Meja Diversified tourism solutions group, Rainbow Tourism Group (RTG) will pursue an asset-light growth model in raising revenue for the group. The strategy will work hand in glove with the prevailing rooms portfolio to grow the groups diversification strides. This year the firm created two tour operating arms specializing on inbound and outbound travel. Exotic Travel International (ETI) a subsidiary based in the New York, United States and Heritage Expeditions Africa, the local arm that will sell packages for destinations around the country and the region. The two…

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Huge interest in 2019 fair

Huge interest in 2019 fair

By Staff Reporter THE 60th edition of the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) has attracted huge interest from both local and foreign exhibitors with space uptake hitting 100 percent. According to ZITF chair Ruth Ncube the company has availed additional space to meet demand and as per tradition the first three days will strictly be reserved for business to business trading. “Our targeted 2019 available space was taken up at 100%. Further to that we availed 5% additional space (2648m) to accommodate the overflow. 532 direct local exhibitors have booked…

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ZITF golf to benefit Idai reconstruction

ZITF golf to benefit Idai reconstruction

By Daniel Chigundu THE Zimbabwe International Trade Fair Company (ZITF) says proceeds from its 2019 edition of Charity Golf Challenge will be channelled towards Cyclone Idai reconstructions efforts. Government is currently sourcing funds from various sectors of the economy including the outside world in a bid to reconstruct infrastructure that was damaged by the ravaging Cyclone Idai. The cyclone which swept across five provinces across the country with the hardest hit districts of Chimanimani and Chipinge in Manicaland experiencing severe destruction of infrastructure and livelihoods.. Some of the infrastructure in…

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Edgars banking on salary increases

Edgars banking on salary increases

By Staff Reporter CLOTHES retailing and manufacturing concern Edgars Stores Limited says it anticipates a better working environment buoyed by an anticipated salary increase in the economy. The government which is arguably the largest formal employer in the country is currently in negotiation with its workers on the possibility of salary increases. Civil servants constitute a huge chunk of Edgars and Jet Stores customers where they take clothes and cosmetics on accounts. In a statement accompanying the company’s abridged unaudited results for the 52 weeks ended 6 January 2019, Edgars…

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Re-engagement pays off for tourism

Re-engagement pays off for tourism

By Daniel Chigundu ENVIRONMENT Tourism and Hospitality Industry Minister Prisca Mupfumira say her re-engagement efforts have started producing results following the arrival of a 35-member UK Diaspora delegation. The delegation which consists of individuals drawn from various backgrounds and trades and during their stay they will embark on scouting missions for opportunities as well. Speaking at the welcoming dinner, Minister Mupfumira said “the visit comes as result of the re-engagement mission we conducted in the United Kingdom in March this year with the main objective of reviving interest toward destination…

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We are ready to help Zimbabwe: Indonesia

We are ready to help Zimbabwe: Indonesia

By Daniel Chigundu INDONESIA’s Deputy Ambassador to Zimbabwe His Excellency Partogi J Samosir says his country is ready and has always been ready to help Zimbabwe as a way of showing its love for the country. Zimbabwe which is currently under the new dispensation which came into power in November last year has reiterated that it is ready and willing to engage with any country for the mutual benefit of both countries. Following years of isolation from the international community, Zimbabwe is looking for investors to tap into the vast…

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ZTA to assist ZiCOPA in future

ZTA to assist ZiCOPA in future

By Daniel Chigundu ZIMBABWE Tourism Authority (ZTA) says it will improve its assistance to the Zimbabwe Championships of Performing Arts (ZiCOPA). ZiCOPA is going to represent Zimbabwe at the world championships in California, the United States of America where about 63 countries will be competing from 3rd to 15th of July. However, owing to lack of adequate resources ZiCOPA will only be sending a delegation of 13 (10 performers and 3 officials) thanks to well-wishers and parents of the children who have contributed towards the trip. Speaking at a delegation…

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ZTA targets UK diaspora …move to boost tourist arrivals

ZTA targets UK diaspora  …move to boost tourist arrivals

By Daniel Chigundu ZIMBABWE Tourism Authority (ZTA) says Zimbabweans in the diaspora have a lot to contribute to the growth of the country’s tourism sector and the economy in general. About 5 million Zimbabweans are reportedly in the diaspora seeking greener pastures owing to the current economic hardships being faced in the country. The United Kingdom is believed to have the second biggest number of Zimbabwean diaspora after South Africa and most of them have been failing to make a meaningful contribution to the economy owing to bottlenecks from the…

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We are serious about UK: Dr Kaseke

We are serious about UK: Dr Kaseke

By Daniel Chigundu ZIMBABWE Tourism Authority (ZTA) chief executive Dr Karikoga Kaseke has said the United Kingdom is an important tourism market that the country cannot afford to ignore. The UK was a significant contributor of tourist arrivals to the country before the country embarked on the land reform exercise which resulted in numbers retreating majestically. Tourism has been dubbed as the low hanging fruit for the government in its effort to resuscitate the economy, but to benefit more from it there is need to effectively put resources in marketing…

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