Tag: Zimbabwe

UN: Severe hunger threatens half of Zimbabwe’s population

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 3, 2019 15:29

The World Food Program announced plans to more than double the number of people it helps in Zimbabwe to more than 4 million. Over 7 million people overall are in ... Read More

Top 5 travel destinations for solo travelers in 2020

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- September 12, 2019 18:47

According to a new study, a quarter (26%) of Americans have already traveled solo, and 46% are considering taking the plunge. But while the decision to travel alone seems to ... Read More

Imagine Peace Campaign aims to educate youth against violent practices

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 13, 2019 19:40

In the lead up to the 2020 Olympics to be held in Tokyo, IIPT’s 2012 Olympic Truce Peace Ambassador Victor Mutanga is launching a global peace campaign. Needed now more ... Read More

Europe falls behind USA in cost of living

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 13, 2019 17:15

ECA International’s latest Cost of Living report today reveals that Europe now accounts for less than a fifth of the world’s most expensive cities, with 11 European cities dropping out ... Read More

Uganda tour operators warn of mass protests over proposed Murchison Falls dam

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- June 12, 2019 18:54

In an advertisement in “The New Vision” daily by the Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA) on June 7, a notice of intended application for a license from Bonang Power and Energy ... Read More

World Travel Awards 2019: Complete list of winners for Africa & the Indian Ocean

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- June 4, 2019 02:16

The World Travel Awards took place in Mauritius. Businesses from all over Africa were competing to be the best of the best. This is the 26th Wrld Tavel Awards organized ... Read More

More confusion over the fate of Botswana‘s elephants

editor editor- May 20, 2019 21:14

by Dr. Louise de Waal President Mokgweetsi Masisi of Botswana categorically denies that his government would ever cull elephants, contradicting the Parliamentary Report proposing culling. However, Minister of Environment and ... Read More

Is Zimbabwe planning to kidnap former Tourism Minister Mzembi in South Africa?

George Taylor George Taylor- May 17, 2019 08:26

Travel and Tourism in Zimbabwe are on a path of urgently needed recovery, and the country is considered by most travelers as desirable and safe. However, there is a dark ... Read More

African Tourism Board Friends of the Media Network now in 28 countries

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 12, 2019 21:38

Africa is a hot travel and tourism focus for the press.  The African Tourism Board friends of the ATB media club now has more than 90 journalists and publications as ... Read More

East Africa’s KARIBU and KILIFAIR Tourism Fair opens next month

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 3, 2019 17:20

KARIBU and KILIFAIR Tourism Exhibition is set for grand opening next month with full expectations to attract over 350 exhibitors from Africa, United States, Europe and Asia. With its clock ... Read More

Zimbabwe Tourism invites African Tourism Board leaders to a fact-finding mission

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 3, 2019 02:46

African Tourism Board leaders were invited to Zimbabwe for a fact-finding mission and were afforded the opportunity to participate in a discussion with the Zimbabwe Minister of Tourism, Priscah Mupfumira. ... Read More

Arabian Travel Market 2019 opens tomorrow in Dubai

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 27, 2019 17:15

ETurboNews ready to exhibit at Arabian Travel Market where hospitality professionals from every corner of the world will gather in Dubai tomorrow (Sunday, April 28) for the opening of Arabian ... Read More

African Tourism Board CEO declares Africa one tourist destination

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 24, 2019 05:16

The newly appointed CEO for the African Tourism Board, Ms. Doris Woerfel from Pretoria, South Africa, issued her initial welcome message to ATB members today. She shared her vision for ... Read More

2nd annual Africa Business and MICE Tourism Master Class to be held in Johannesburg this June

editor editor- April 3, 2019 21:05

The 2nd edition of the Africa Business and MICE Master Class will be held in Johannesburg at the BDO South Africa offices from June 10-12, 2019. The African Tourism Board ... Read More

Cyclone Idai: What the African Tourism Board is doing?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 20, 2019 23:55

“The situation is terrible,” Jamie LeSueur of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies said Tuesday in a press statement. “The scale of devastation is enormous. It ... Read More

Deadly Tropical Cyclone spreads disaster in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 15, 2019 18:32

Mozambique and Malawi had been hit by tropical Cyclone Idai killing more than a hundred people.  The storm made landfall in central Mozambique on Thursday night. Tropical Cyclone Idai displaces 1.5 ... Read More

African Tourism Board plans impressive launch in Cape Town at WTM

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 14, 2019 06:13

The African Tourism Board (ATB) is planning for an impressive launch event during World Travel Market (WTM) in Cape Town, South Africa. On April 11, 2019 from 1530-1730 hours, an ... Read More

Travel to Zimbabwe: U.S. White House issues statement on national emergency

editor editor- March 6, 2019 01:14

It appears after Zimbabwe dictator Robert Mugabe was removed by a coup, there are some who actually wish the old regime was back and the country was back to what ... Read More

Connecting Africa: Rovos Rail set to introduce its first, East to West journey in Africa.

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- March 5, 2019 11:18

Come July this year, Rovos Rail is set to connect Africa from the Indian Ocean on the East to Atlantic Ocean in the West through its half-a month epic journey ... Read More

Why does the European Union Parliament condemn Zimbabwe again?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 14, 2019 23:36

The European Union yesterday renewed sanctions against Zimbabwe after condemning the chaotic situation of human right abuses in that Southern African country. Here is what the joint resolution by the ... Read More

Former ZImbabwe Tourism Minister Dr. Walter Mzembi is alive

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 3, 2019 19:59

The former Minister of Tourism and Hospitality for Zimbabwe, Dr. Walter Mzembi talked to eTurboNews Sunday night  from his residence in Johannesburg after social media and numerous Zimbabwe and South ... Read More

Zimbabwe appoints new Tourism Ambassadors

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 25, 2019 17:05

Touchroad International Holdings chairman Dr He Liehui has been appointed Zimbabwe's tourism ambassador to China. Environment, Tourism and Hospitality Industry Minister Prisca Mupfumira made the appointment on Tuesday at the ... Read More

Zimbabwe Tourism gets welcoming news while in a state of crisis

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 23, 2019 07:05

After reports of government torture against protesters, after the internet was shut down for two days, Zimbabwe tourism officials launched a project called Grand Tour Africa-New Horizon. It will see an ... Read More

East African regional airlines battle to take over the African skies

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- January 19, 2019 06:21

East  African regional airlines are now fighting a winning and losing battle over the African skies which Kenya Airways, Ethiopian Airlines and South African Airways have been commanding for decades ... Read More

$12.60 per gallon: Zimbabwe sets world’s gasoline price record

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 15, 2019 16:45

Zimbabwe is in the midst of an severe economic crisis and acute shortage of foreign currency, which has led to fuel, bread and other essential goods shortages. Many Zimbabwean companies ... Read More

Africa’s travel and tourism: Impressive growth in the past year

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 10, 2019 18:30

Africa hit a 63 million high in international tourist arrivals in 2017, as compared to 58 M in 2016 (+ 9% vs 2016); according to a Hospitality Report published in ... Read More

Africa Travel and Tourism: Trends for the New Year

editor editor- January 8, 2019 02:40

Players in the travel and tourism ecosystem in Africa travel look forward to 2019 with full optimism. Read More

Tanzania targets Chinese tourist market

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- January 4, 2019 04:13

Tanzania is now targeting China as a new and an upcoming lucrative tourist market source in South East Asia after the traditional tourist market sources of Europe, North America and ... Read More

Victoria Falls Zimbabwe had record tourism over Christmas, but what is next?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 30, 2018 01:30

Resort hotels inVictoria Falls, Kariba, Nyanga and Vumba in Zimbabwe recorded occupancies above 90 percent from December 22 to December 26, with business slowing down thereafter. City hotels had a ... Read More

UNWTO chief: Growth of African Tourism as industry remains resilient

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 28, 2018 17:30

The festive season in Africa also marks the highest season in the tourism industry, as demand for getaway destinations in the continent surges. According to a Hospitality Report Africa - ... Read More

Suspended! Fastjet airline services in Tanzania

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- December 18, 2018 01:59

Fastjet airline officials said late last week that its flights would be canceled through the end of January. Read More

Airbus selects 51 teams for Fly Your Ideas global competition

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 17, 2018 15:26

Airbus has shortlisted 51 international student teams to go into round two of its sixth Fly Your Ideas global challenge. Students were invited to innovate in six key areas covering ... Read More

Newest member of global sustainable tourism association Bee + Hive

editor editor- December 6, 2018 13:49

Pousada Trijuncão is the newest member of Global Sustainable Tourism Association, Bee + Hive. Read More

Johannesburg remains Africa’s most popular destination city

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 4, 2018 16:20

Johannesburg has emerged as the most popular destination city in Africa for the fifth consecutive year, according to the annual Mastercard Global Destination Cities Index. The City of Gold attracted ... Read More

African Tourism Partners steps up Africa Travel & Tourism Master Classes

editor editor- December 4, 2018 12:59

Africa Tourism Partners (ATP) will host its Africa Travel and Tourism Marketing Master Class and Business/MICE Travel Connection in Johannesburg Read More