Zim to host China Africa tourism conference …as ZTA targets more Chinese arrivals

Zim to host China Africa tourism conference …as ZTA targets more Chinese arrivals

By Daniel Chigundu ZIMBABWE is going to host the first ever China Africa Tourism Conference (CATC) from March 20-23 next year in a move meant to educate the local tourism players on how they could tap into the growing Chinese outbound market. The conference which will be co-hosted by the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) and the Chinese Friendly International in Victoria Falls at an estimated cost of about US$400 000 will see about 1500 delegates from Africa and China taking part. According to the National Tourism Administration (CNTA) the China…

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Bulawayo lodges outperform Hotels

Bulawayo lodges outperform Hotels

By Michael Gwarisa in Bulawayo THE economic downturn and lack of funding for the tourism sector has cast a dark cloud over Bulawayo hotels which are battling to compete with local lodges, Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) Karikoga Kaseke has said. Briefing journalists, Kaseke said the bulk of lodges around town were attracting more occupants than hotels due to their up to date infrastructure and facilities. “Most lodges around town are doing fine as compared to hotels, i am actually staying in a lodge for the Sanganai/Hlanganani duration and i tell…

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