$150mln R.G Mugabe airport development project on course

$150mln R.G Mugabe airport development project on course

By Tendai Sahondo The Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe (CAAZ) says the R.G. Mugabe International Airport Development Project is progressing well despite the numerous challenges bedevilling the economy. When complete, the airport will have increased capacity to handle up to 6 million passengers per annum from the current 2.5 million with a bigger terminal building and additional aero-bridges to accommodate new critical aircraft like the B777s, B787s. In an update availed to The Business Connect, CAAZ said The project will also incorporate extension and refurbishment of the International terminal building,…

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Pollution averse to tourism: EMA

Pollution averse to tourism: EMA

  By Tendai Sahondo The Environmental Management Agency (EMA) says pollution presents a major threat to the preservation and promotion of the country’s tourism legacy Speaking at the sidelines of the ongoing Sanganai/Hlanganani Tourism Expo, EMA Communications officer, Joyce Shingai Chapungu said EMA is tackling the pollution scourge, thereby enhancing the country’s charm to continue attracting tourists from far and wide. “As EMA, our mandate is to ensure the sustainable use of natural resources and prevent pollution. Prevention of pollution is critical to the tourism industry as no tourist wants…

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NHS: your hostess on the ground

NHS: your hostess on the ground

National Handling Services (NHS) flew Zimbabwe’s flag high at the just ended Sanganai/Hlanganani Tourism expo which was recently held at the ZITF grounds in Bulawayo under the theme ‘Africa’s Premier Business Exchange.’ The event came soon after the President of Zimbabwe, Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa commissioned a dry port in Walvis bay Namibia, appointing National Handling Services as the management company to handle the dry port. The development has seen NHS which is mostly known for offering aviation ground services, diversifying into the relatively new territory of marine handling, a move…

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HIH Zimbabwe promoting cultural tourism through women empowerment

HIH Zimbabwe promoting cultural tourism through women empowerment

By Tourism Reporter   HAND In Hand (HIH) Zimbabwe is playing a pivotal role in the preservation of the country’s cultural heritage by empowering rural women with skills that have a direct impact on their livelihoods and the tourism sector at large. Speaking in an interview at the sidelines of the on-going Sanganai/Hlanganani tourism Expo, Hand In Hand Business Development Manager, Lindani Maphosa said the non-profit organisation is promoting tourism through its poverty alleviation programs. “We really appreciate the cultural development of the tourism sector which we are promoting through…

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Speed networking to enhance Sanganai/Hlanganani interactions

Speed networking to enhance Sanganai/Hlanganani interactions

By Tendai Sahondo The popular speed-networking platform is expected to enhance interactions at this year’s Sanganai/Hlanganani tourism Expo. Speed networking is a fairly new concept in the Meetings Incentives Conferences and Exhibition (MICE) sector, which has been hailed for escalating business-to-business networking at various forums. ZTA Chief Executive Officer, Givemore Chidzidzi says the innovative networking platform will enable both buyers and exhibitors to derive maximum benefits from Sanganai “We have also launched ‘speed networking’ which is one of the most critical networking activities at this year’s Sanganai enabling buyers and…

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Sanganai/Hlanganani opens on high note

Sanganai/Hlanganani opens on high note

By Lucy Tandi ZIMBABWE’S premier tourism business expo, Sanganai/Hlanganani kicks off today at the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) grounds, amid high expectations from local tourism players eager to interact with 170 international buyers gracing this year’s event. Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) Acting Chief Executive Officer, Givemore Chidzidzi said the 12thedition of the premier tourism expo attracted 260 exhibitors. “We are looking at 170 hosted buyers who are coming and 25 international media houses. There are 260 exhibitors and also 20 countries,” he said. Coined Africa’s premier business exchange, Sanganai/Hlanganani…

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All set for Sanganai/Hlanganani World Tourism Expo

All set for Sanganai/Hlanganani World Tourism Expo

By Natalie Chiwomadzi ALL is set for this year’s SANGANAI/Hlanganani World Tourism Expo, which is famed for connecting local tourism brands with buyers from across the world. This year’s edition will run from the 12th to the 14th of September at the Zimbabwe International Exhibition Centre in Bulawayo. Addressing a press conference yesterday, ZTA acting Chief Executive Officer, Givemore Chidzidzi said the arrival of buyers in the country marks the beginning of the expo. “Sanganai/Hlanganani has already started with the arrival of the first batch of international buyers in the…

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Govt, EU join hands for wildlife protection

Govt, EU join hands for wildlife protection

By Natalie Chiwomadzi EUROPEAN Union (EU) says it has partnered with the government of Zimbabwe in a move meant to protect wildlife poaching as well as animal and human conflicts. The partnership is based on three projects which are mainly aimed at protecting and promoting wildlife in the country. Addressing delegates at the launch of the projects, Head of the EU Delegation to Zimbabwe Ambassador Timo Olkkonen said the country’s natural riches are not only for the Zimbabweans to cherish, but they form part of a world heritage which is…

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Meikles can’t commit to US$30 million facelift

Meikles can’t commit to US$30 million facelift

By Malcolm Meja In a statement released on Friday, Meikles group chairman John Moxon said, the group does not consider that it is in a position to commit to the required US$30 million to modernise its prime Harare hotel. Meikles limited is in the process of selling its hotel to a Dubai based company, Albwardy Investment. Dubai billionaire, Ali Albwardy who also owns 3 hotels in Tanzania, owns Albwardy Investment. Group chairman, John Moxon said, initial forecasts suggests up to US$30 million needs to be spent on the hotel, and…

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Zim needs to invest in more rooms: Chidzidzi

Zim needs to invest in more rooms: Chidzidzi

By Natalie Chiwomadzi ZIMBABWE Tourism Authority (ZTA) chief operating officer Givemore Chidzidzi says Zimbabwe need to invest in more room capacity to correspond with increasing tourism traffic. Since the coming in of the new dispensation in November 2017, Zimbabwe has experienced an increase in tourist arrivals as well potential investors. Speaking at the Zimbabwe Property Investment Forum recently, Chidzidzi said the country has a very low hotel stock compared to what is required. “When visitors come to see available attractions, they need accommodation and this is an area we are…

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