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RwandAir launches Kigali-Harare service

Rwandan national airline, RwandAir, launched four times weekly service between Rwanda's capital city of Kigali and Zimbabwe's capital Harare. The airline will fly between...

Tea for Two – Time to Mend Fences over a Cuppa

Zimbabwe's president Robert Mugabe having tea with His Majesty Queen Elizabeth II?  His Excellency Walter Mzembi, minister of tourism for Zimbabwe recently gave an interview...

eTN releases audio recording of Pres. Mugabe speech at UNWTO general...

As part of the upcoming launch of eTN 2.0, to be held in Las Vegas at this year's edition of Routes Global Summit, Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's speech during the closing ceremony of the 20th U

Only in Zambia: Bungee-twirl

On the sidelines of the historic and recently held 20th edition of the United Nations World Tourism Organization’s General Assembly, the Zambia Tourism Board had commissioned eTN to cover the event

Zimbabwe claims “bid to sabotage UNWTO flops”

President [Robert] Mugabe yesterday took a swipe at the British and Americans for attempting to sabotage the 20th Session of the United Nations World Tourism Organization general assembly by making fa

Taleb Rifai re-elected as UNWTO Secretary General

LIVINGSTONE, Zambia (eTN) - Taleb Rifai was the lone candidate for the position of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Secretary General, and by the organization's rules and regulati

UNWTO’s Twentieth General Assembly “unlike” any other in history

LIVINGSTONE, Zambia (eTN) - This is the best-attended General Assembly in the history of the United Nations World Tourism Organizations (UNWTO), said Taleb Rifai when he addressed the media at the ong

UNWTO opening speech by President Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe

VICTORIA FALLS, Zimbabwe (eTN) - The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) General Assembly was declared open Sunday night by President R.G. Mugabe of Zimbabwe.

Zimbabwe: Tourism revenue up 13 percent

HARARE, Zimbabwe - Tourism sector revenue increased 13 percent to US$749 million last year, spurred by higher spending by tourists visiting resorts, Zimbabwean news agency New Ziana reported.

Zimbabwe Minister of Tourism wants visas scrutinized

Zimbabwe Minister of Tourism Walter Mzembi has announced that he wants Zimbabwe to rethink its visa regime so that the country can earn from tourism.

Zimbabwe and Zambia to co-host World Tourism Organization General Assembly

It has been confirmed by the UNWTO that Zimbabwe and Zambia will co-host the 20th session of the General Assembly of the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) from August 24-29 this year in their tour

ICTP welcomes Zimbabwe member Msuna Safaris and Travel

HAWAII, USA; BRUSSELS, Belgium; VICTORIA, Seychelles; BALI, Indonesia – The International Coalition of Tourism Partners announced that Msuna Safaris and Travel of Zimbabwe has become its newest memb

Kenya Airways to commence flights to Livingstone

(eTN) - News is coming out of Nairobi that Kenya Airways will launch flights to Livingstone, Zambia, in June, then routing on to Harare, Zimbabwe.

China Sonangal denies smuggling diamonds from Zimbabwe

CHIADZWA, Mutare West, Zimbabwe - China Sonangal has refuted a report by 100Reporters, a website run by journalists, implicating the company in the smuggling of diamonds from Marange through the use o

Germany considering boycott of tourism forum in Zimbabwe

HARARE, Zimbabwe - Germany may boycott world's largest UN tourism forum in Zimbabwe to protest illegal confiscations of German investments in the country's tourism and wildlife conservancies.

Zimbabwe hoping for influx of hunters and tourists in 2013

HARARE, Zimbabwe - Zimbabwe's tourist operators have said the year 2012 has seen an influx in the number of hunters and tourists into the country, which is a sign of better prospects next year.

Zambia and Zimbabwe counting the days to UNWTO

(eTN) - Every day on Zambezi FM Radio in Livingstone, Zambia, the announcer tells us how many days there are before the UNWTO Assembly to be jointly hosted by Livingstone and Victoria Falls Town in Au

Zimbabwe tourism up 17 percent

The number of tourists who visited Zimbabwe during the first six months of the year went up by 17 percent from 637,389 last year to 767,939, the African Development Bank has said.

5th World Travel and Tourism Africa Fair opens in Harare

HARARE, Zimbabwe – During a ceremony held on Thursday, the 5th World Travel and Tourism Africa Fair (Sanganai/Hlanganani) officially opened in Harare, Zimbabwe, with the motto of “Where the World

ATA President Forum on Tourism in New York a joint effort

NEW YORK, New York - Today, the Africa Travel Association (ATA) announced that Zambia and Zimbabwe will co-sponsor the seventh annual ATA Presidential Forum on Tourism, joining the Tanzania Tourist Bo

Swiss tourist arrested in Zimbabwe for “insulting” Mugabe

(eTN) - According to a report in Zim Daily, a Swiss tourist was arrested at the border for insulting the President. The Swiss man and his wife were traveling from Zambia to Mana Pools.

Zimbabwe expects revenue boost from EU and US visitors

Tourist arrivals are expected to have increased marginally during the first half of this year after international awareness on brand Zimbabwe, which struggled under the country's decade-long economic

Zimbabwe tourist arrivals up 18 percent

Tourist arrivals in Zimbabwe surged 18% in the first quarter of this year to 346 299, helped by the stabilising economic and political environment, as the country turns into a safe and competitive des

Proposed lodge in Mana Pools given approval by Zimbabwe government

(eTN) - The Zambezi Society is disappointed to report that construction has begun on one of the controversial new 48-bed “lodge” developments along the Zambezi River shoreline in Mana Pools Nation

Africa Travel Association’s hallmark international event

The Africa Travel Association, the world’s leading travel industry trade association promoting tourism to Africa, held its 37th Annual Congress in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, May 18-22, 2012.

Zimbabwe readies for travel and tourism events

(eTN) - Victoria Falls Hospital is to undergo major expansion works in preparation for the UNWTO event in 2013. A Bulawayo company has won the tender for the work, which is said to cost US$6 million.

Countdown to 37th ATA Annual Congress in Victoria Falls

TANZANIA (eTN) - Taking advantage of the growing tourism and travel demands in Southern and Eastern African states, Tanzania’s fast-growing airline, Precision Air, is looking at Zimbabwe as a southe

Africa to become tourism backdrop for world events

The SADC and RETOSA meetings in Mauritius this week was an opportunity for Seychelles and Zimbabwe to speak with delegates and press of major tourism events coming to Africa.

Zimbabwe’s infrastructure reaches new lows

(eTN) - Zimbabwe has not paid for the electricity it has been using from Mozambique, so Mozambique had cut the connection.

Zimbabwe flies African cultural flag at Carnaval International de Victoria

African Culture is rich, diverse, and colorful, but it is too often taken for granted that the world knows all about these unique attributes of Africa.