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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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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