By Karel Stander, JOHANNESBURG, October 16 (The Source) – Zimbabwe is an expensive tourist destination if one measures the value of the Rand (or Pula) against the Dollar and consider the most expensive border fees in the region. The average South African middle class tourist,… Read More
HARARE, June 12 (The Source) – Tourist arrivals in Zimbabwe shot up six percent to 479,718 in the first quarter of 2017 compared to the same period last year buoyed by a five percent increase in visitors from mainland Africa, the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority has… Read More
HARARE, June 26 (The Source) – Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority (Zimparks) is planning to upgrade facilities and install artificial lighting in the famed Victoria Falls Rainforest, which it is considering opening round the clock to attract more tourists.
VICTORIA FALLS, June 20 (The Source) – Zimbabwe has signed a comprehensive agreement with unnamed Chinese investors for the construction of its ‘Disneyland in Africa’, a tourism and conference theme park in the resort town of Victoria Falls, the tourism minister said on Wednesday.
BULAWAYO, June 9 (The Source) – Zimbabwe’s tourism fair, Hlanganani/Sanganai Travel Expo has boosted tourist arrivals by 700,000 since its launch 10 years ago according to the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) chief executive officer, Karikoga Kaseke. By comparison, Malaysia which launched its ‘Malaysia Truly Asia’… Read More
HARARE, June 6 (The Source) – Zimbabwe received 2,1 million tourists in 2016, up from 2,06 million in the previous year and earned the country $890 million, latest statistics released by the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority show. However, over 40 percent of tourists interviewed in the… Read More
May 29 (Reuters) – Regional tourism company, Wilderness Safaris, plans to make a bid for Air Botswana, the country’s loss-making national airline which the government wants to privatise. Botswana put the airline up for sale in February, part of plans to privatise loss-making state-owned companies.… Read More
VICTORIA FALLS, May 2 (The Source) – Kenya Airways launched its first direct flights between Nairobi and Zimbabwe’s resort town of Victoria Falls on Monday, becoming the second regional airline to introduce new frequencies on the route this year. Ethiopian Airlines introduced a new flight… Read More
HARARE, April 20 (The Source) – One of Africa’s largest airlines, Kenya Airways, has brought forward the launch of its maiden flight into Victoria Falls to May 1, joining some of the biggest carriers on the continent landing in the resort town. Kenya Airways had… Read More
VICTORIA FALLS, March 22 (The Source) – Ethiopian Airlines says it is ready to launch its maiden flight into Victoria Falls on Sunday and has already opened an office in the resort town. Africa’s largest cargo and passenger operator follows in the steps of South… Read More
BULAWAYO, March 7 (The Source) — At least 15 Zimbabwean tourism firms and organisations will exhibit at a major global tourism exposition—International Travel Bourse (ITB)—to be held in Berlin, Germany, this week, an official has said. The expo, which has attracts over 185 countries, kicks off on… Read More
VICTORIA FALLS, March 1 (The Source) – A South African Airways (SAA) Airbus A330-200 jetliner touched down at Victoria Falls International Airport Wednesday afternoon, becoming the first wide boarded aircraft to land in Zimbabwe’s prime resort town after the December completion of a $150 million… Read More
HARARE, February 28 (The Source) – Tourists have added their voice to growing concerns over the heavy presence of Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) details on Zimbabwe’s, roads, with over half of respondents in a Zimbabwe National Statistical Agency (Zimstat) survey saying they felt harassed. The… Read More
HARARE, February 23 (The Source) – Zimbabwe’s hotel standards have drastically fallen compared to regional peers owing to a weakening economy and are not offering value to tourists, the Tourism and Hospitality minister, Walter Mzembi has said. “Zimbabwe hotel rooms are generally competitive, but what… Read More