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ATTA President takes UK Foreign Office to task

The African Travel and Tourism Association (ATTA) will work with its tourism partners across the globe to lobby for the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) to lift its mandatory 14-day quarantine period for travellers returning from visiting Africa. FCDO is “misguided” in its assessment of Africa’s COVID-19 safety risk and is doing “enormous […]

ZTA Remains Optimistic Of Safe Tourism , As Zim Opens Skies

The Zimbabwean government announced last week that it is resuming domestic and international flights after a six month sabbatical due to the COVID-19 lockdown restrictions. The world over, flights had been stopped as global cases of the virus continued to surge. This has had a huge, negative impact on tourism, both domestically and internationally. A […]

Victoria Falls Safari Lodge Estate Re-Opens

Hospitality giant, Africa Albida Tourism (AAT) has announced the reopening of Victoria Falls Safari Lodge estate tomorrow after a three month hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic which saw all hotels being closed. The hotel will be partially open as the process starts on a gradual and cautious note to monitor and curb the pandemic […]

Zim Tourism Could Lose US$1 Billion Due To COVID-19

The Zimbabwe tourism sector could lose between US$0.5 -1.1 billion in tourism revenue due to the COVID-19 induced lockdown across the globe. The widespread of the coronavirus has crippled most economies around the world but tourism has been hard hit as tourist remain grounded. Zimbabwe has not been spared as the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority estimates […]

ZTA Remains Optimistic Of Rebound Post COVID-19

The Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA)Acting Chief Executive, Givemore Chidzidzi says he is optimistic that the tourism sector will make a rebound post the COVID-19 period through investing in human capital and service excellence as part of the recovery strategy. Tourism has been hard hit by travel restrictions across the world due to the coronavirus but […]

The First Destination Spa Will Soon Open in Victoria Falls

The largest and first purpose-built spa is set to open in Victoria Falls in September, placing Zimbabwe’s top tourist attraction on the map as a wellness destination, and tapping into the boom in wellness tourism. The spa, being constructed by hospitality group Africa Albida Tourism, whose accommodation portfolio is made up of Victoria Falls Safari […]

SAA scraps routes

SAA will cease operations on various international, regional and domestic routes, effective February 29. It will terminate services from Johannesburg to Abidjan via Accra, Entebbe, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Luanda, Munich, Ndola, and Sao Paulo. The airline will cease all domestic flights, with the exception of Cape Town, which will be served with reduced flights. SAA […]