Zimbabwe and the rise and fall of Robert Mugabe
In a new column about nations that are tourism pariahs today but have the attributes to become stars of tomorrow, BTN looks at the potential of Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe tourism receives a boost from North Korea
Zimbabwe’s battered tourism industry has received a boost after the North Korea football team confirmed they will train in the country prior to heading to South Africa for this summer’s World Cup.
Walter Mzembi (MP) Minister of Tourism, Zimbabwe @ WTM 2009
BTN interviews Hon Eng, W. Mzembi (MP) Minister of Tourism, Zimbabwe at World Travel Market (WTM) London 2009
Walter Mzembi, Tourism Minister Walter Mzembi, Zimbabwe @ WTTC 2009
Breaking Travel News interviews Zimbabwe Tourism Minister Walter Mzembi
Zimbabwe returns from the cold
Zimbabwe is slowly yet surely returning from international exile, with travel warnings by the United States, Japanese and German governments lifted this month, and other countries expected to follow suit. Germany’s ambassador to Zimbabwe, Albrecht Cronze, said the prevailing situation in Zimbabwe no longer justified the travel warnings. The US has scrapped its advisory warning but says this does not signal a shift in US policy toward the unity government.
Zimbabwe suspends domestic currency for at least year
Zimbabwe’s national currency will remain suspended for at least a year as the country turns to foreign currency to combat hyper-inflation. “There was nothing to support the value of the Zimbabwean dollar,” Economic Planning Minister Elton Mangoma said.