Our past errors cost tourism: Mupfumira

  ZIMBABWE has lagged behind in many areas as a result of the global isolation for the past 18 years due to errors of the past, Tourism minister Prisca Mupfumira has said. Mupfumira said this has undeniably left Zimbabwe’s once-rich sectors in a complete state of disrepair and disarray. “The tourism industry used to receive a contribution of more than 35% from the overseas market in the 1990s when tourism was at its peak and this contribution has since dropped to less than 10% of the international arrivals to Zimbabwe,”…

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Zimbabwe steps up engagement with ITB Berlin

Zimbabwe has stepped up its engagement with the International Tourism Bourse (ITB Berlin) in a strategy that seeks to make the country a top of the mind business and leisure destination in Southern Africa. By Wisdom Mdzungairi,Berlin ITB Berlin, which began on Wednesday and runs through the weekend –is the world’s leading travel trade show, and a major tourist source market for Africa attracting over 185 countries, 900 top buyers, 10 000 exhibitors, and 185 000 convention visitors. Tourism minister Priscah Mupfumira told African journalists and participants here that Zimbabwe…

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We mismanaged our airline: Prisca Mupfumira

Tourism and Hospitality Industry Minister Prisca Mupfumira says the problems bedeviling Air Zimbabwe are a result of mismanagement, which the new Government is working flat out to address. Tourism Minister Prisca Mupfumira Speaking in London this week where she met the Zimbabwean diaspora community and foreign delegates during a tourism engagement event, she said resuming Air Zimbabwe’s international flights to major tourism source markets is a top priority as Government moves to ensure the country is a favourable tourism and business destination. The Minister said Government was seized with capacitating…

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Shebeens to become legal in Zimbabwe

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GOVERNMENT is working on legalising shebeens, with their registration expected to start in the next two months. The announcement comes three years after Government first revealed that it was working on a policy to legalise shebeens to promote local tourism. Responding to legislators during the National Assembly’s question and answer session on Wednesday, the Minister of Tourism and Hospitality Industry Prisca Mupfumira said the shebeens will have to first register with the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) before Government grants them licences. “What we are in the process of doing as…

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