Articles tagged “zimbabwe”

Fastjet CEO Quits as Problems Mount

Fastjet CEO Quits as Problems Mount

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Given the constant drip of bad news coming out of Fastjet since it launched in 2012, it's amazing that the airline is still flying.

2 months ago

Zimbabwe Is Boosting Tourism Despite Its Ravaged Economy

Zimbabwe Is Boosting Tourism Despite Its Ravaged Economy

Colin Nagy, Skift

If you're reading the papers, Zimbabwe's economy looks like a disaster from the outside. But it offers one of the most interesting tourism experiences in Africa at the moment, and intrepid travelers have taken note.

10 months ago

Grand Prix Near Victoria Falls Stirs Opposition From Southern Africa Tourism Execs

Grand Prix Near Victoria Falls Stirs Opposition From Southern Africa Tourism Execs

Richard Holmes, Skift

The proposed Grand Prix in Zimbabwe near Victoria Falls is either a bold and ambitious vision for the future, or hubristic folly that will ruin the local tourism industry. Are investors and developers for real with their plans for a Grand Prix circuit on the outskirts of Victoria Falls? We'll see.

11 months ago

Zimbabwe Hosted Annual Carnival Despite Acute Problems

Zimbabwe Hosted Annual Carnival Despite Acute Problems

Associated Press

Zimbabwe's carnival appears to have been boondoggle as the country faces severe hardships, including drastic job cuts for Air Zimbabwe employees. There isn't much positive going on in Zimbabwe for the moment when it comes to tourism or otherwise.

2 years ago

Air Zimbabwe Will Lay Off About a Third of Its Workers

Air Zimbabwe Will Lay Off About a Third of Its Workers

Desmond Kumbuka and Godfrey Marawanyika, Bloomberg

State-backed Air Zim needs financial help to fly out of $330 million in debt. Layoffs appear to be a much-needed step to bring the carrier closer to securing outside funding and avoiding bankruptcy.

2 years ago

Tourism Flow to Victoria Falls Draws Flights and Lodging Investments

Tourism Flow to Victoria Falls Draws Flights and Lodging Investments

Richard Holmes, Skift

For tourism operators surrounding Victoria Falls, the fabled Zambezi river god Nyami Nyami appears to be smiling on them at last. After years in the tourism wilderness, the tide has turned and business is booming in the northern reaches of Zimbabwe.

2 years ago

Cecil Rhodes’ Grave in Zimbabwe Has Become an Awkward Tourist Attraction

Cecil Rhodes’ Grave in Zimbabwe Has Become an Awkward Tourist Attraction

Christopher Torchia, Associated Press

A grave is different than a monument, and it's smart of the government to see the commercial potential of Rhodes' grave for tourism. If you listen close, you can likely hear him spinning in it right now.

2 years ago

Big Game Hunting Tourists Trumpet Their Contributions to African Economies

Big Game Hunting Tourists Trumpet Their Contributions to African Economies

Kevin Crowley, Bloomberg

We found it very hard to get too upset about Cecil, but we think that hunting tourism is a simplistic, narrow-minded practice that appeals to the worst instincts in people and reduces African destinations to outdated cliches.

3 years ago

Fastjet Expanding to Zimbabwe and Zambia After Slower Start Than Planned

Fastjet Expanding to Zimbabwe and Zambia After Slower Start Than Planned

Matthew Hill, Bloomberg

It's good to see Fastjet thriving and carving out new markets where others have fallen short.

4 years ago

Poachers Poison 80 Elephants in Zimbabwe’s Largest National Park

Poachers Poison 80 Elephants in Zimbabwe’s Largest National Park

Reuters

Despite the loss, it's hard to think there will be a serious crackdown on the poachers under the Mugabe government.

6 years ago

Botswana to Extract Water from Victoria Falls to Meet Growing Demand

Botswana to Extract Water from Victoria Falls to Meet Growing Demand

AllAfrica Global Media

Botswana's move to get water for its people gives Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe an idea: How can I steal the water for myself?

6 years ago

UNWTO Still on the Defensive for Picking Zimbabwe as Summit Co-Host

Associated Press

The UNWTO's decision to co-host the summit in Zimbabwe is further weakened by Zimbabwe's reliance on outside consultants to make it happen as well as Mugabe's pie-in-the-sky African Disneyland plans.

6 years ago