Hyatt Launches First Exclusive Luxury Hotel In Harare, Zimbabwe
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by Business News
5d ago
Experience the pinnacle of luxury as Hyatt unveils its first vibrant and exclusive hotel in Zimbabwe today, marking a historic moment in Harare. Today marks the grand opening of Zimbabwe’s first Hyatt hotel, as Hyatt Hotels Corporation unveils the Hyatt Regency Harare The Meikles. This premier five-star establishment is set to redefine hospitality in Zimbabwe by blending the local charm with the renowned service quality of the Hyatt Regency brand. Guests are welcomed to enjoy modern accommodations, a variety of dining options, and extensive amenities designed for an extraordinary stay. Nestle ..read more
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Top speakers lined up for Hotel and Hospitality Expo
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by Business News
1w ago
Titled ‘Redefining Hospitality: Trends, Technologies, and Opportunities’, this year’s Hotel and Hospitality Expo Africa will focus on transformative action and the innovations, conversations and changes needed to redefine hospitality on the continent. The expo will be held at Johannesburg’s Sandton Convention Centre from June 11-13. “The event provides thought leaders with the opportunity to unpack core challenges and concerns facing the sector today,” says Margaret Peters, Event Manager: Food & Hospitality at dmg events. “Can sustainability and luxury co-exist? How can timeless, authent ..read more
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Why soaring tourism is good news for Zimbabwe’s wildlife
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by Business News
1w ago
When the COVID-19 pandemic shut down international travel and visits to Zimbabwe’s iconic Hwange National Park plummeted, IFAW had a grave concern: Would fewer people moving through the park make it easier for poachers to escape undetected? And, without the income that tourism brings local communities, would poaching seem more appealing? Resting lions, Photo: Jürgen Bierlein Hwange—home to more than 45,000 elephants, 150 other mammal species, and 400 bird species—is a crucial area for wildlife and a key anchor to the Kavango-Zambezi Trans-Frontier Conservation Area. That’s why it’s a vital par ..read more
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Nyamazi Bush Festival: A Unique Celebration of Music, Adventure, and Culinary Delights in the Heart of the Eastern Highlands
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by Business News
2w ago
Photo: Nyamazi Greenoffers tent accommodation Nyanga, Zimbabwe, April 29, 2024 – Nyamazi Greens, a picturesque 40-acre campsite nestled in the lush Msasa and pine woodlands of Nyanga, is thrilled to announce the inaugural Nyamazi Bush Festival, set to take place from August 10th to 12th, 2024. Similar to the world renowned Vic Falls Carnival in Victoria Falls in its offering, this exciting event promises an unforgettable experience combining live music, DJ performances across various genres, exhilarating outdoor activities, a diverse food market, and full bar facilities, all amidst the stunnin ..read more
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Record-breaking WTM Africa 2024 signals surging interest in African tourism
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by Business News
3w ago
Cape Town, 24 April 2024 – World Travel Market Africa (WTM Africa) wrapped up its 2024 edition with record-breaking numbers, demonstrating a significant surge in global interest towards African travel and tourism. This year saw a 40% jump in buyers compared to 2023, solidifying the event’s status as the continent’s leading travel trade show. WTM Africa 2024 hosted 705 exhibitors and 5,752 industry professionals from 99 countries. The buyer attendance was notably diverse, featuring strong representation from emerging markets like Greece, Philippines, Switzerland, Singapore, Lithuania, New Zeal ..read more
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WTM Africa Responsible Tourism Awards Highlight the continent’s Sustainability Trailblazers at Africa Travel Week 2024
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by Business News
3w ago
Cape Town, 15 April 2024 – The winners of the prestigious World Travel Market Africa (WTMA) Responsible Tourism Awards were announced at Africa Travel Week 2024 in Cape Town. Bangu Masisi of Transfrontier Parks Destinations revealed the honorees, celebrating businesses and initiatives that are making a positive impact through responsible tourism practices. “These awards are integral to WTM Africa’s responsible tourism programme, and spotlighting those that have truly made a difference is important for the encouragement of others to do the same,” said Masisi. Alderman James Vos opened the award ..read more
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Africa Gears Up for Potential Boom in Chinese Tourism
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by Business News
3w ago
Speaking at the World Travel Market (WTM) Africa conference, tourism expert Marcus Lee emphasised the immense potential of the Chinese travel market and outlined strategies for African destinations to better attract these lucrative tourists. According to Lee, who is the CEO of China Travel Online, China is projected to see 130 million outbound travellers in 2024, more than double the volume of 2023. “China is back as the world’s largest outbound source market,” said Lee. “We were in lockdown for three years, but now we are poised to lead the global tourism recovery.” Lee noted that China was t ..read more
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Accessible Tourism Emerges as a Vital Growth Opportunity for Africa’s Travel Industry
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by Business News
3w ago
The untapped potential of inclusive tourism to drive the growth of Africa’s travel industry was in focus at this year’s Africa Travel Week 2024 part of WTM Africa. A diverse panel of advocates, experts, and tourism suppliers engaged in a discussion, highlighting the significant economic benefits that travellers with disabilities can bring to the continent. Inclusive travel is a billion-dollar industry that Africa can tap into, and the panellists emphasised the unique spending patterns of this market segment. Travellers with disabilities often spend more, travel with companions, and stay for lo ..read more
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Responsible Tourism Leaders Shine at Africa Travel Week 2024 
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by Business News
1M ago
World Travel Market Africa 2024 opened with a dynamic Responsible Tourism session, hosted by Responsible Tourism Advisor Harold Goodwin.   Three of the five African winners from the 2023 WTM Responsible Tourism Awards were in attendance to share their inspiring stories and demonstrate the exceptional work being done in sustainable tourism across the continent.   The WTM Responsible Tourism Awards are held during Africa Travel Week and recognise excellence in sustainable tourism practices globally. They have become increasingly important in driving the industry towards a more eth ..read more
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WTM Africa 2024 opens with a significant 53% increase in attendees
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by Business News
1M ago
Cape Town 10 March 2024 – WTM Africa opened its 10th edition yesterday with a remarkable 53% increase in attendees compared to the previous year. This massive surge in participation, with unaudited numbers indicating representation from 88 countries worldwide, signals a bright future for the African tourism industry. ATW, which comprises shows like the Tourism Investment Forum Africa (TIFA), WTM Africa, and Equal Africa among others, takes place in the host city of Cape Town. The show also features seven networking events and the support of 53 partners, demonstrating the collaborative spirit t ..read more
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