Articles tagged “zimbabwe”

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.

1 week 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 months 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.

6 months 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.

6 months 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a simplistic, narrow-minded practice that appeals to the worst instincts in people and reduces African destinations to outdated cliches.

1 year 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.

2 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.

4 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?

4 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.

4 years ago

UN Chooses Zimbabwe to Lead African Tourism Development

UN Chooses Zimbabwe to Lead African Tourism Development

Angus Shaw, Associated Press

Zimbabwe's Mugabe also spent this week lashing out at western governments for both meddling and their lack of support in the nation he's driven into the ground over the last few decades. Even if he has a point (which he doesn't, really), his country will not be able to drive tourism with that rhetoric.

4 years ago

Zimbabwe looks to lure more Chinese visitors via streamlined visa system

Zimbabwe looks to lure more Chinese visitors via streamlined visa system

AllAfrica.com

China's focus in Africa has been entirely on development and trade links, but Zimbabwe's move signals at least a small acknowledgment that countries could also appeal to millions of Chinese leisure travelers.

5 years ago

Why wildlife protection in Zimbabwe relies on the growth of safari tourism

Why wildlife protection in Zimbabwe relies on the growth of safari tourism

Kevin Rushby, The Guardian

A recent decision by the Indian court reinforces the truth that the absence of tourism leaves animals vulnerable to mining and hunting industries, which are much less concerned with wildlife welfare.

5 years ago