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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Tourism is big business: Mzembi

Tourism is big business: Mzembi

By Daniel Chigundu TOURISM and Hospitality Industry Minister Walter Mzembi says if tourism is managed well it has the potential to grow the economy and help to reduce the high levels of unemployment in the country. The unemployment rate in Zimbabwe is said to be hovering around 85 to 90 percent, with Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa saying that only half a million people are in the formal employment. According to economists, tourism is one of the low hanging fruits that the country can take advantage of to shrug off the…

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Govt targets US$5billion tourism revenue

Govt targets US$5billion tourism revenue

By Daniel Chigundu GOVERNMENT says it has put in place measures that will see the country achieving about US$5billion revenue from the tourism sector through arrivals. In a speech read on his behalf at the Stakeholders workshop on the ease of doing business in tourism and enabler sectors, chief secretary to the President and Cabinet Misheck Sibanda said the target will be met through collaboration in the tourism sector. “Government, working in collaboration with the tourism sector has set an ambitious goal to achieve a US$5billion revenue target on the…

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