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a simplistic, narrow-minded practice that appeals to the worst instincts in people and reduces African destinations to outdated cliches.
It's good to see Fastjet thriving and carving out new markets where others have fallen short.
Despite the loss, it's hard to think there will be a serious crackdown on the poachers under the Mugabe government.
Botswana's move to get water for its people gives Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe an idea: How can I steal the water for myself?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Zimbabwe is ready to offer up any of its historical and natural resources to keep the tourism industry growing, but the plan could backfire if Westerners are turned off by the glorification of a despot.
Not supporting the Mugabe regime is a very good reason to criticize or ignore a country, but British travelers need to make sure it's this that bothers them and not fairy tale notions of how much better things were under colonialism.