Dec. 17, 2021
Financial services group Old Mutual Zimbabwe Limited opened the US$24,6 million Palm River Hotel in Victoria Falls, with chairperson Kumbirayi Katsande saying the industry was ripe for investment. The four-star facility, a world-class real estate gem on the shores of the Zambezi River, is a partnership between Old Mutual and Spencer Creek, an established tourism firm with significant interests in the industry. Other projects that were unveiled recently include Zambezi Boutique’s US$1 million investment, and Nkosi Guest Lodge — a multi-million-dollar facility. President Emmerson Mnangagwa early this month officially opened three new facilities in Victoria Falls where he reiterated that Zimbabwe was on target to achieve the US$5 billion tourism industry economy by 2025.
Aug. 1, 2020
Ministry of Environment, Climate Tourism and Hospitality Industry releases the National Tourism Recovery and Growth Strategy.
Nov. 8, 2021
Cabinet approved the memorandum on the cooperation project between the National Museums and Monuments of Zimbabwe (NMMZ) and the French Development Agency (AFD) on the improvements of infrastructure at the Great Zimbabwe World Heritage Site. The project intends to improve the infrastructure at the Site as well as enhance capacity building, economic development, and cultural empowerment of the local communities.
Aug. 6, 2020
President Mnangagwa is in Victoria Falls where he is officially launching the National Tourism Recovery and Growth Strategy. He is also scheduled to tour key hospitality and tourism facilities as well as commission the Mbano Manor Hotel and Palm Lodge, which are some of the recent investments in the country’s premier tourism destination.
July 8, 2020
Cabinet has approved the National Tourism Recovery and Growth Plan, a strategy meant to uplift the Covid-19 stricken Zimbabwean tourism sector and transform it into a US$5 billion industry by 2023.
Dec. 4, 2019
Cabinet considered and approved the Memorandum of Understanding between the Republic of Zimbabwe and the African Union Sports Council Region 5 on co-operation in the establishment of a sport museum in Harare, as presented by the Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs, chairman of the Committee on Legislation.
Nov. 6, 2019
Cabinet approved as follows: to restructure and realign the Forestry Commission to perform its core function on the conservation and management of the country’s forestry reserve in contributing to the economic turnaround and the attainment of Vision 2030; that the Forestry Commission broadens community participation by setting up natural resource management committees in rural communities in collaboration with rural district councils; that, in line with the New Dispensation’s Devolution policy, each province develops a Natural Resources Development Plan, which entails sound management of forestry and wildlife resources for effective contribution to economic growth; and that the Forestry Commission undertakes effective marketing as well as competitive pricing of its tourism facilities in order to enhance its financial performance.
Nov. 3, 2019
The 20-year contract awarded to African Parks - its first foray into the country - is considered all the more remarkable by conservationists who had thought it highly unlikely that the government of Zimbabwe would ever allow a foreign organisation to take control of its wildlife resources.
July 25, 2019
GOVERNMENT believes the private sector is critical in ensuring that the country’s participation at Expo 2020 Dubai is a success. This was said by Zimbabwe’s Commissioner-General for Expo 2020 Dubai Ambassador Mary Mubi yesterday on the sidelines of a workshop in Kadoma.
June 6, 2019
Zimbabwe-born Springbok prop, Tendai Mtawarira, has been named tourism ambassador for Destination Zimbabwe. The Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) has said the main objective for the appointment is to increase tourism traffic into Destination Zimbabwe. This comes as the global trend in tourism calls for destinations to appoint tourism ambassadors as advocates for the destination offerings. Zimbabwe is bidding to lure an ambitious three million visitors by the end of 2019, having received 2,5 million visitors in 2018.