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Hudson to lead Matetsi Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Hudson to lead Matetsi Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

21 November 2019 Hotel News

Jonathan Hudson has been appointed general manager at Matetsi Victoria Falls. Hudson will take over from Franco Rienzo, who has been general manager of the property for the past two and a half years, on December 1st.

Zimbabwe welcomes launch of new Victoria Falls International Airport

Zimbabwe welcomes launch of new Victoria Falls International Airport

22 November 2016 Airline News Tourism News

Leading Zimbabwean hospitality group, Africa Albida Tourism, has welcomed the opening of the new $150 million Victoria Falls International Airport. The project is set to usher in a new era of tourism to the region. The airport, which now has the capacity to handle 1.5 million passengers per annum, tripling its previous volume, and is capable of landing some of the world’s largest aircraft, was officially opened by Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe earlier.

Breaking Travel News interview: Walter Mzembi, minister of tourism, Zimbabwe

Breaking Travel News interview: Walter Mzembi, minister of tourism, Zimbabwe

16 November 2016 Focus

As Zimbabwe prepares to commission the expanded Victoria Falls airport, doubling visitor capacity at one of the world’s most famous attractions, tourism minister Walter Mzembi here chats with Breaking Travel News editor Chris O’Toole about the facility’s transformative potential. Also on the agenda are Mzembi’s own personal ambitions to lead the United Nations World Tourism Organisation and the vote of confidence this would provide for the country.

Zimbabwe joins Pacific Asia Travel Association to promote Chinese tourism

Zimbabwe joins Pacific Asia Travel Association to promote Chinese tourism

The Zimbabwe Tourism Authority has become the first national tourism organisation from the continent of Africa to join the Pacific Asia Travel Association. The two organisations signed a letter of agreement during the annual Sanganai World Tourism Expo in Bulawayo. The agreement reinforces Zimbabwe’s determination to increase the numbers of international arrivals from influential source markets across the Asia Pacific region.

fastjet receive operations licence in Zimbabwe

fastjet receive operations licence in Zimbabwe

10 October 2015 Airline News

fastjet has been granted an Air Operator Certificate by the Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe. The AOC designates fastjet Zimbabwe as a Zimbabwean airline licenced to operate both domestic and international routes within and from Zimbabwe. fastjet Zimbabwe is now the second airline in the fastjet network.

Zimbabwe outlines plans for African Disneyland

Zimbabwe outlines plans for African Disneyland

28 August 2013 Tourism News

In a somewhat surprising development given its recent history, the Zimbabwean government has outlined plans for a $300 million ‘Disneyland’ style resort at Victoria Falls. Speaking to the official news agency in the country New Ziana, tourism minister Walter Mzembi revealed a vision for a new resort filled with shopping malls, banks and exhibition and entertainment facilities.

Zimbabwe plots road to tourism recovery

Zimbabwe plots road to tourism recovery

11 July 2011 Focus

Home to Victoria Falls – among the most spectacular sights on Earth – Zimbabwe has long been considered the jewel of African tourism. However, political turmoil has seen the destination slip from the international tourist trail over the past decade. Now, with a semblance of stability returning, Breaking Travel News here examines if the country can turn the corner and reclaim its rightful place.