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Tourism Is Key To Rebuilding Zimbabwe

ZIMBABWE, August 2018 – Politicians must accept the recent controversial election results, which saw Emmerson Mnangagwa elected leader of Zimbabwe after serving as interim president since November last year – and shift focus to the future of the country. One ...

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Tunisia Beats Zimbabwe in Rugby Africa Gold Cup 2018

BEJA, Tunisia, July 7, 2018 – On Saturday, the Tunisian Rugby team beat its opponent the Zimbabwe Rugby team 18-14, to earn 4 points in the Rugby Africa Gold Cup 2018competition, a qualifier for the 2019 Rugby World Cup. Just ...

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Record Tourist Numbers Visit Victoria Falls

Zimbabwe, 09 May 2018 – Tourists are once again flocking to Zimbabwe, with the country’s top resort town of Victoria Falls enjoying record numbers, and healthy forward bookings indicating the boom is set to continue, a leading tourism industry figure says. ...

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Victoria Falls Safari Lodge Upgrades

Africa Albida Tourism (AAT) has announced that a fitness room will be built at Victoria Falls Safari Lodge and its pool deck will be replaced, as the hospitality group continues to enhance its offerings as Zimbabwe’s top resort town. This ...

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Wild Horizons Stops Elephant-back Safaris

As of 01 January 2018, Wild Horizons will cease to offer elephant-back safaris and will instead offer an elephant conservation experience, which will take place at the Wild Horizons Wildlife Sanctuary.    “It is our intention to continue to work ...

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Bicycles Help Fight Poaching in Victoria Falls

Fighting poachers in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe has just got easier. 17 VFAPU (Victoria Falls Anti-Poaching Unit) scouts were gifted bicycles by international charity World Bicycle Relief through leading Zimbabwean hospitality group Africa Albida Tourism. Seasoned VFAPU scout, George Ngwenya’s is ...

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Airline Welcomes Zimbabwe Open Skies

Bulawayo, Zimbabwe – Low-cost airline fastjet has welcomed a statement by Zimbabwe’s Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Patrick Chinamasa, that the country is opening its skies to “any airline that wants to fly as many times as possible.” The opening of Zimbabwe’s ...

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SA Zimbabwean Exemption Permits Open Online

South Africa, 15 September 2017. Holders of the Zimbabwean Special Permit (ZSP), that is due to expire on 31 December 2017, are now able to apply for the new Zimbabwean Exemption Permit (ZEP) as recently announced by the South African ...

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Africa Hotel Valuation Index 2017

HVS, the global hospitality consulting firm and host of the THINC Africa conference, launched their 2017 African Hotel Valuation Index (HVI) at the conference. This year sees the fourth edition of the African HVI, which includes more markets and increasing ...

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Victoria Falls Anti-Poaching Golf Day

Play your part in conserving Zimbabwe’s wildlife and trees by supporting the Victoria Falls Anti-Poaching Unit’s (VFAPU) annual fundraising golf day to be held on 22 September at Borrowdale Brooke Golf Club. VFAPU is a non-profit organisation that was established ...

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Zimbabwe: Sanganai World Tourism Expo

Organised by Zimbabwe Tourism, the 2017 edition of the annual Sanganai/Hlanganani World Tourism Expo will showcase the widest variety of Africa’s best tourism products to international visitors and media from across the world. The Sanganai/Hlanganani World Tourism Expo (SHWTE) is ...

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Africa Albida Tourism Leads The Way

In a first for Zimbabwe hospitality, Africa Albida Tourism is pleased to announce that as of 01 August it will be going to 24-hour reservations, cementing its position as a leader in the industry in Zimbabwe. “This move has been ...

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Hotel Valuation Index: Africa

The third edition of the HVS/STR African Hotel Valuation Index offers critical information on 21 African hotel markets and the countries, including hotel value changes and projections through 2016 and intelligence on market dynamics. Numerous factors influence the value of ...

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fastjet Increases SA-Zimbabwe Flights

The low-cost pan-African airline fastjet has increased the number of flights on its route between Johannesburg and Harare, and launched a fifth seasonal flight from Harare to Victoria Falls, in response to strong passenger demand. On its route between Johannesburg and ...

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The UNWTO Secretary-General Election Fiasco

When I wrote ’The Race for UNWTO Secretary-General’ on 11 April, I had high hopes on the Seychelles candidate Alain St.Ange winning the race. At the time, I could not have foreseen that this esteemed institution would become embroiled in ...

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Suspect African Union Meeting in Addis Ababa

Following numerous media articles and views on suspicious conduct relating to the recent UNWTO Secretary-General elections, the photograph depicted above has surfaced of African Union (AU) tourism ministers meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, which according to the then Seychelles Secretary-General ...

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New Marketing GM at fastjet

Johannesburg, South Africa – fastjet has appointed Hein Kaiser as General Manager of Marketing and Communications to oversee all the low-cost airline’s African markets. Kaiser is based in Johannesburg and will focus on the airline’s overall marketing and communication strategy and ...

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VFAPU Scouts Receive Gas Stoves Donation

A Harare business, Naklon Trading, has generously donated 17 two-plate gas stoves and cylinders, one for each of Victoria Falls Anti-Poaching Unit’s scouts, as a gesture of appreciation for the important work they do in the day to day battle ...

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The Boma Dinner & Drum Show Relaunches

The Boma – Dinner & Drum Show, a “must do” Victoria Falls experience, has just got a lot more bite, with a focus on the refreshment and modernisation of its food and entertainment elements now completed. An official relaunch event, ...

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Small Denomination Notes for Travellers to Zimbabwe

South African business travellers to Zimbabwe should carry small denomination notes as they will receive change in bond notes which cannot be used outside Zimbabwe or converted back into hard currency. Travel management company Corporate Traveller issued the advisory following ...

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Tourism Industry Welcomes Relaunch of KAZA Visa

The relaunch of a univisa between Zimbabwe and Zambia has been hailed “a positive step” and “a wonderfully important Christmas present to tourism in both countries” by industry leader Ross Kennedy. The KAZA visa, which means tourists only need to ...

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Botswana & Zimbabwe’s Iconic Safari Lodges

Africa Albida Tourism’s luxurious properties, located in two of Southern Africa’s iconic destinations – Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, and Chobe, Botswana – are featured in this month’s Africa Adventure Travel GeoDirectory. The properties encapsulate the very essence of Africa, and provide ...

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More Lokuthula Lodges Available As Timeshare Leases Expire

The popular self-catering Lokuthula Lodges in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe will soon be easier to book, as an increasing number of units become available as their timeshare leases expire. (Experience Lokuthula Lodges with Tourism Tattler’s Botswana & Zimbabwe package deal for ...

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VFAPU Golf Day Zimbabwe

Play a part in conserving Zimbabwe’s wildlife and trees by supporting the Victoria Falls Anti-Poaching Unit’s (VFAPU) annual fundraising Golf Day to be held on September 16 at Borrowdale Brooke Golf Club, Zimbabwe. The record $30,000 raised for VFAPU – ...

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Zimbabwean Comedian Counts Down for World Record

The countdown for Zimbabwean funny man Carl Joshua Ncube to begin his Guinness World Record attempt in performing the most stand-up comedy gigs in a week is on, and he is urging everyone to come out and support him. Ncube ...

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Victoria Falls Water Flow Rising Fast

Water levels are now rising steadily at Victoria Falls, but African Travel and Tourism Association (ATTA) chairman Ross Kennedy says, regardless, Victoria Falls is a year round natural wonder. “Like any piece of beautiful art, you can look at and ...

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New Legacy For Tourism in Zimbabwe

African Sun and Legacy Hospitality today signed an agreement to co-operate in the development of Tourism in Zimbabwe. The agreement provides for the management, refurbishment and expansion of five of African Sun’s strategic assets. Bart Dorrestein, Chairman of the Legacy ...

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New Group Operations Manager for AAT

ANDY Conn has been appointed Africa Albida Tourism’s new group operations manager, and will oversee the running of the company’s portfolio of properties, which includes its flagship Victoria Falls Safari Lodge. Mr Conn took up his new position, which is ...

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Zimbabwe imposes VAT on Tourism

The African Travel & Tourism Association (Atta) has confirmed that a 15% Value Added Tax on payments for accommodation and tourism services by foreign visitors to Zimbabwe will be payable from January 2015. More information can be found on the ...

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Zimbabwe: Interview with Ross Kennedy

Ross Kennedy, CEO of  Africa Albida Tourism, talks about Victoria Safari Lodge, the Green Season and the Tourism Rebate Extension in Zimbabwe. Q: Victoria Falls Safari Lodge turns 20 at the end of 2014. What have been the greatest successes ...

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African Wildlife Safaris donates to Victoria Falls Anti Poaching Unit

African Wildlife Safaris have contributed in bi-annual donations towards the efforts of the Victoria Falls Anti Poaching Unit for several years now and for the second time in 2013,  matched dollar for dollar, all donations given by their clients towards the Victoria ...

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Best in the World: Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, Zimbabwe

Conde’ Nast Traveler predicts that in 2014, more families will choose Africa as their holiday destination of choice (and Tourism Tattler concurs – read the 2014 Trends & Predictions article on pages 10-14 in the January magazine). With safaris beginning ...

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Zimbabwe: 7 Myth Busters

When Suzanne and I travel the world and tell people that Zimbabwe’s tourism is on the rise and that it’s at the beginning of a boom, almost everyone we speak to is shocked and surprised at first.  The fact is ...

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