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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SEZs ready to roll: Gono

SEZs ready to roll: Gono

By Ndafadza Madanha THE much-touted Special Economic Zones (SEZs) will roll out soon with the publication of regulations and incentive packages expected to be gazetted this week. Addressing members of the media today Special Economic Zones Authority (SEZA) chairman Gideon Gono said the SEZs are expected to spur economic growth. “We are now ready to roll. It means by the end of this week, the regulations and incentive packages will be gazette and once gazette, we can start approving projects, we can begin declaring areas, cities and towns as SEZs….

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ZTA eye Manchester United shirt deal

ZTA eye Manchester United shirt deal

By Daniel Chigundu ZIMBABWE Tourism Authority (ZTA) chief executive Dr Karikoga Kaseke has revealed that his organisation is currently negotiating with Manchester United Football Club for a possible shirt deal. The revelation comes barely a month after Rwanda tourism board entered into the same deal (Visit Rwanda) with Arsenal Football Club worth US$30 million. Rwanda is expected to benefit immensely from the deal owing to the huge following that Arsenal enjoys across the world. In an interview, Dr Kaseke said the deal that was eventually offered to Rwanda had first…

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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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IRI-NDI Pre-Election Assessment Report 2018 (Zimbabwe)

IRI-NDI Pre-Election Assessment Report 2018 (Zimbabwe)

DOWNLOAD REPORT HERE: iri_ndi_pre-election_assessment_mission_statement_20180608   Harare, Zimbabwe – Today, the International Republican Institute (IRI) and the National Democratic Institute (NDI) joint pre-election assessment mission delegation released its pre-election statement of findings and recommendations for Zimbabwe’s July 30, 2018, harmonized presidential, parliamentary, and local government elections. Conducted from June 2-8, this delegation represents an important component of the IRI-NDI joint Zimbabwe International Election Observation Mission and includes regional and election experts from Africa, Europe and North America. The delegation is comprised of Dr. Brigalia Bam, former Chairperson of the Independent Electoral Commission of South Africa; Hon. David Dreier, former United States…

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Peace is our unique selling point: Dr Kaseke

Peace is our unique selling point: Dr Kaseke

By Daniel Chigundu ZIMBABWE Tourism Authority (ZTA) chief executive Dr Karikoga Kaseke has called on the tourism sector to use the peace that prevails in the country as a tourism selling point. The country is highly ranked in the world especially by the World Economic Forum (WEF) in terms of peace and tranquillity, but it has not taken advantage of the ranking to lure tourism and if anything the number of arrivals has been on a free-fall. Although it enjoys peace and is not under any form of threat from…

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MDC Alliance to launch its manifesto

MDC Alliance to launch its manifesto

MDC Alliance is pleased to announce the Launch of its 2018 policy document at the Jubilee Centre, Milton Park in Harare 07 June 2018. The policy program Launch under the theme “Behold the New. Change that Delivers” is consistent with our long-held vision to bring about real change that delivers.  The event which will demonstrate our values as a collective movement will highlight our readiness to tackle the national issues and challenges Zimbabweans are currently grappling with. This occasion presents us an opportunity to demonstrate our commitment to creating a…

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Tourism needs stronger links to grow: Pololikashvili

Tourism needs stronger links to grow: Pololikashvili

By Daniel Chigundu UNWTO secretary general Zurab Pololikashvili has called for stronger links between public and private players in the tourism sector so that people on the continent can benefit greatly. Players in the tourism sector have been blamed for failing to work together for example on sharing data and research but rather preferring to compete on almost everything, a development which is reportedly affecting the growth of the tourism sector in Africa. Lack of growth in the tourism sector also affects the creation of tourism jobs and also has…

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No money for fuel marking: ZERA

No money for fuel marking: ZERA

By Daniel Chigundu ZIMBABWE Energy Regulatory Authority (ZERA) says the country has not yet started implementing fuel marking owing to lack of funds for the project. Fuel marking which has been on the cards for a long time now is one of the ways in which government can flush out issues of rampant fuel smuggling which are reportedly depriving the country of import duty and other fuel related taxes. It is reported that some companies are smuggling fuel into the country and avoiding paying of duty purporting that it is…

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Magenga scoops prestigious award

Magenga scoops prestigious award

By Staff Reporter PUBLISHER of the Business Connect Blessing Magenga scooped the outstanding business leader of the year (2018) at a glittering MegaFest leadership awards ceremony yesterday. Magenga is the founder of the Business Connect a weekly Business Publication and the SMEs International Expo. In its citation Megafest said the award was in recognition of her astute and clarity of details. Speaking on the sidelines of the ceremony Magenga said she felt greatly honored and paid tribute to her staff and family for the support. “I’m grateful for the award and…

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