30 visas to travel across Africa

30 visas to travel across Africa

By Daniel Chigundu AFRICA has about 55 countries and is endowed with a lot of natural resources and wonders which play a critical role in attracting visitors for tourism and business purposes. However, the continent only accounts for about 5 percent of the one billion plus international visitors who criss-cross the world of tourism. According to the China National Tourism Administration (CNTA), China will provide over 600million outbound tourists by 2020 and this reaffirms China’s position as the world’s biggest outbound tourism market since 2012. Africa might not benefit from…

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Visa regime upset Nigerians

Visa regime upset Nigerians

By Daniel Chigundu ZIMBABWE has been urged to consider revising its strict visa regime if it entertains hopes of attracting more Nigerian tourists into the country. Currently, Nigerians are said to be favouring Dubai and South Africa owing to relaxed visa requirements and processing period. Dubai takes about 24 hours, while South African takes around six days to process visas for Nigerians applying to enter their countries. However, in Zimbabwe, Nigeria is currently placed in Category C which requires that visitors from that country must apply for visas before coming…

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ZTA engages police over roadblocks

ZTA engages police over roadblocks

By Michael Gwarisa THE Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) is negotiating with the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) to reduce the number of roadblocks on the country’s major roads which have become an impediment to tourism, The Business Connect has learnt. Responding to a question during an Update meeting on the kaza UNIVISA, ZTA chief executive officer Karikoga Kaseke hinted that they were engaging with police extensively in a bid to bring finality to the issue of roadblocks. “The issue of roadblocks is not only a menace on major highways but also…

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