Articles tagged “zimbabwe”

Airlines

Fastjet CEO Quits as Problems Mount

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.

Fastjet CEO Quits as Problems Mount

Tourism

Zimbabwe Is Boosting Tourism Despite Its Ravaged Economy

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.

Zimbabwe Is Boosting Tourism Despite Its Ravaged Economy

Tourism

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

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.

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

Tourism

Zimbabwe Hosted Annual Carnival Despite Acute Problems

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.

Zimbabwe Hosted Annual Carnival Despite Acute Problems

Airlines

Air Zimbabwe Will Lay Off About a Third of Its Workers

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.

Air Zimbabwe Will Lay Off About a Third of Its Workers

Tourism

Tourism Flow to Victoria Falls Draws Flights and Lodging Investments

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.

Tourism Flow to Victoria Falls Draws Flights and Lodging Investments

Tourism

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

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.

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

Tourism

Big Game Hunting Tourists Trumpet Their Contributions to African Economies

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.

Big Game Hunting Tourists Trumpet Their Contributions to African Economies

Airlines

Fastjet Expanding to Zimbabwe and Zambia After Slower Start Than Planned

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

Fastjet Expanding to Zimbabwe and Zambia After Slower Start Than Planned

Tourism

Poachers Poison 80 Elephants in Zimbabwe’s Largest National Park

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

Poachers Poison 80 Elephants in Zimbabwe’s Largest National Park