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Cash Shortages, Roadblocks Hamper Tourism

Photo: The Herald Police traffic road block in Zimbabwe The Zimbabwe Council for Tourism (ZCT) said prevailing cash shortages, taxes and numerous police roadblocks continue to distress the tourism sector. In 2015, Government imposed a 15 percent tax on hotel accommodation for foreign tourists. ZCT president Tich Hwingwiri told media …

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SA Endorses Mzembi Unwto Bid

Photo: The Herald Walter Mzembi and wife Barbara Hernandez Mzembi (file photo). SOUTH Africa has become the latest country to throw its weight behind the bid by Zimbabwe’s tourism minister Walter Mzembi to land the United Nations World Tourism Organisation Secretary General post. Mzembi has already received the backing of …

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Troutbeck Resort, Nyanga #Zimbabwe

At the foot of pine-forested hills and overlooking a trout-filled lake is Troutbeck Resort. Located just beyond World’s View, this hotel is perfectly positioned to explore the scenic beauty of Nyanga, situated in Zimbabwe’s picturesque Eastern Highlands region and savour the crisp mountain air. This country resort has earned a …

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Fastjet adds frequency on Harare-Vic Falls route

HARARE, April 10 (The Source) – Low cost carrier, Fastjet said on Monday it had increased frequencies on its Harare and Victoria Falls route. The carrier is offering prices of $38 one way, inclusive of tax on the route but on its website, prices are as high as $255 during …

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Victoria Falls – a Tourism Phoenix Set to Rise

By Lovemore Chikova The state-of-the-art Victoria Falls International Airport, built by a Chinese firm, is already proving its potential as a premier destination for airlines from various countries. The airport was built by China Jiangsu International Economic and Technical Cooperation Group and commissioned by President Mugabe in November last year. …

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Zimbabwe: Nichrut Transforms Tourism Landscape in Midlands

Isdore Guvamombe Tourism Matrix It started with a simple lodge four years ago, but today, Nichrut Investments have transformed the travel and tourism landscape in the Midlands with a massive investment into lodges an amusement park, snake park, crocodile pen and service station. NICHRUT Resort, situated between Gweru and Shurugwi …

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Zimbabwe: Govt Sets Up Tourism Fund

By Farirai Machivenyika Government is setting up a tourism revolving fund (TRF) to improve products and make them more accessible to local tourists and domestic investors, a senior official has said. Acting Minister of Tourism and Hospitality Industry Dr Christopher Mushohwe said this while responding to a question by Southerton …

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Zimbabwe: Gloomy Prospects for Tourism

By Shame Makoshori ANALYSTS have warned that Zimbabwe’s tourism industry is unlikely to grow this year, with a number of factors combining to undermine growth. The sector is one of the industries projected to support the recovery of the country’s struggling economy. Following a decade of decline, precipitated largely by …

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