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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Heritage and Tourism Trails the way to go: Likukuma

Heritage and Tourism Trails the way to go: Likukuma

By Daniel Chigundu ZIMBABWE Tourism Authority (ZTA) acting chief executive Rita Likukuma says heritage and tourism trails play an important role in attracting tourists globally and that the country should not be left behind. According to UNESCO and UNWTO, heritage tourism accounts for about 40% of global tourism arrivals Addressing delegates in Bulawayo at the 20th Anniversary Joshua Nkomo Day Commemorations – Joshua Nkomo Legacy Walk and Umdala Wethu Dance, Likukuma said the country must position itself to tap into this market. “One of our tourism pillars as a tourism…

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We would rather keep our ivory stockpiles: Zimbabwe

We would rather keep our ivory stockpiles: Zimbabwe

ZIMBABWE says it will not burn its stockpiles of ivory even if they don’t get permission to sell from the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES). The country is said to be holding stockpiles of ivory worth about US$600 million which they intend to convince CITES to allow them to trade. Proceeds from the trade have been earmarked for conservation purposes as well as uplifting lives of people in communities surrounding national parks. There has been pressure from “animal lovers” and such countries like Kenya for countries like…

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Let’s increase collaboration on wildlife: Mnangagwa

Let’s increase collaboration on wildlife: Mnangagwa

By Daniel Chigundu PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa says there is a need for continued collaboration among government, communities and stakeholders involved in wildlife conservations so that local people can derive benefits. African has a lot of wildlife species but these have not benefitted the local communities and in some case have led to poaching. Speaking at the gala dinner held on the sidelines of the AU-UN Environment Africa Wildlife Summit in Victoria, President Mnangagwa said success coming from working and benefitting together. “Governments, stakeholders and communities must increase dialogue and collaboration…

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