Soccer legends good for tourism marketing

Soccer legends good for tourism marketing

By Daniel Chigundu ZIMBABWE Tourism Authority (ZTA) chief executive Dr Karikoga Kaseke has said the World Class Legends (WCL) who are in the country to play an exhibition match are good for marketing tourism owing to their huge following. The country’s tourism has been lagging behind owing to poor marketing strategies which were a result of lack of adequate funding from the government. Tourism thrives with high levels of consistent marketing as there is a wide competition for tourists from countries. However, since the coming in of the new dispensation,…

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Carnival to celebrate new dispensation: Dr Kaseke

Carnival to celebrate new dispensation: Dr Kaseke

By Daniel Chigundu ZIMBABWE Tourism Authority (ZTA) chief executive Dr Karikoga Kaseke has said the 2018 edition of the prestigious Harare International Carnival will focus on celebrating the new dispensation. The new dispensation led by President Emmerson Mnangagwa came on 24 November last year following Operation Restore Legacy which ousted the Robert Mugabe led regime. Since President Mnangagwa came into power, the country has recorded commendable progress in terms of business owing to his mantra “Zimbabwe is open for business” which has caught the attention of the international investors. Tourism…

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Tourism re-engagement efforts paying off: Kaseke

Tourism re-engagement efforts paying off: Kaseke

By Daniel Chigundu ZIMBABWE Tourism Authority (ZTA) chief executive Dr Karikoga Kaseke says the recent tourism re-engagement mission in the United Kingdom by the Minister of Tourism and Hospitality Industry, Honourable Prisca Mupfumira has begun paying, as the country is set to host a 12 –member media delegation. The delegation’s objective is to primarily profile the Zimbabwe story on different media platforms across Europe. During the reengagement mission, Minister Mupfumira conduct a series of roundtables and meetings with the travel industry, diasporans and airlines as well as interviews with influential…

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SEZs to spread tourism development

SEZs to spread tourism development

 By Staff Reporter TOURISM and Hospitality Industry Minister Prisca Mupfumira says the designation of Victoria Falls as a tourism special economic zone corridor will go a long way in ensuring that tourism development is spread across the Matabeleland North Province. Tourism product profiling has been mainly focusing on Victoria Falls leaving out other areas in the province. Addressing delegates at a consultative workshop on the National Tourism Sector Strategy (NTSS) in Victoria Falls, Minister said the special economic zone approach will result in the entire province benefitting. “I am happy…

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Indian artists arrive for Carnival …promises a good performance

Indian artists arrive for Carnival …promises a good performance

By Daniel Chigundu PANTHOIBI Jagoi Marup from India has arrived in the country for the 2017 edition of Harare International Carnival. Various international groups including the famous Samba Queens of Brazil and the Cubans are billed to perform at this year’s edition of Carnival jamboree. In an interview at the Harare International Airport, Panthoibi Jagoi Marup team leader Dhanarani Devi said they are ready for the carnival and promised a good performance. “You can expect a good performance for the carnival and we have taken part in other carnivals before…

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Take It Easy Jah Prayzah

Take It Easy Jah Prayzah

By Michael Gwarisa TODAY marks exactly three days after Jah Prayzah’s (JP) single and an accompanying video for Sendekera which features high flying South African outfit Mafikizolo was released. Emotions and reactions from JP’s fan base have been quite a mixed bag as varying sentiments and opinions are still being thrown around with some  suggesting it was a rushed job while others maintain the work done was above board. Well, as JP rightfully said it, everyone is entitled to their opinion and he cant please everyone. As an avid fan…

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A new gospel giant is born

A new gospel giant is born

By Michael Gwarisa GOSPEL music fans are in for a treat courtesy of one vibrant and young gospel sensation Willard Muzaeni whose latest album Nhaka Yekukunda has taken the market by storm. Having started his musical carrier at a very young age, Muzaeni has grown into a force to reckon with in the music industry as evidenced by the maturity he has exhibited throughout his musical journey. In an exclusive interview with The Business Connect entertainment, Muzaeni said his latest offering Nhaka Yekukunda has opened up new opportunities and doors he never…

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Humiliated model speaks out, hints on quitting modelling

Humiliated model speaks out, hints on quitting modelling

By Michael Gwarisa DISGRACED Miss Tourism Zimbabwe finalist Chiedza Chinake, who missed the crown by a whisker after she was almost crowned Miss Tourism Zimbabwe at the just ended  Miss Zimbabwe 2016 finals following a communication glitch between judges and the beauty queens says she is still recovering from the traumatic experience which severely wounded  her ego. In an exclusive interview, the 23 year old model said she was contemplating taking a break from the modelling business as she intends to focus on her carrier as a Social Worker away…

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I am still single: Sir Wicknell

I am still single: Sir Wicknell

By Michael Gwarisa IN  a dramatic turn of events, Sir Wicknell Chivayo has dismissed the whole story of him marrying a Zulu chick  as a mare prank. His response come amid widespread criticism and attacks from the women community who believed his post was demeaning  and undermining local Zimbabwean women. The B.I.G look alike self proclaimed millionaire took to his Facebook page to water down claims that he had been swept by  some hot descendant of King Shaka and emphasized that he was still single and searching. ” I’m flabbergasted to…

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DJ Slice to open night club

DJ Slice to open night club

By Zimba Nice FROM a musician in Zimbabwe to become a DJ and promoter in North America, Canada based Zimbabwean promoter-cum-disk jockey Tinos Viriri better known in the music orbits as Slicey T will in December launch a night club called Celebrity Spot Lounge at Highglen Shopping center. Viriri brought Zimbabwean musicians to Canada and USA such as Trevor Dongo and Freeman, Oliver Mtukudzi, Jah Prayzah and Tocky Vibes to Canada through his company SLi Artist Management. Viriri said in an interview that it was high time that he had to…

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