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Ilala Lodge Hotel Celebrates Thirty Years In Hospitality With Loyal Industry Partners

The renowned Ilala Lodge Hotel in Victoria Falls celebrated three decades in hospitality at a private event held with longstanding regional tourism partners on Monday evening. The family-run hotel hosted 60 regional partners, including travel agents, Destination Management Companies (DMC’s) and industry partners who have supported the hotel in its successful history. Guests travelled from […]

SAA’s Re-start Schedule

SAA’s new schedule as version two of the national carrier, has 20 flights a week between Johannesburg and Cape Town as its sole domestic route. But it has plans to dig back into the continent too. In Southern Africa, the airline has scheduled daily direct flights to Harare, Lusaka and Maputo. And in West Africa, […]

New SAA takes off Sep 23

SAA released a statement this afternoon saying its first flights will be on September 23. Tickets will go on sale tomorrow, Thursday, August 26. SAA says Voyager bookings and Travel Credit Voucher redemptions will be available from Monday, September 6. The national carrier says it will, in its “initial phase”, operate flights from Johannesburg to […]

Just In: Karikoga Kaseke Retires

Long-serving Zimbabwe Tourism Authority Chief Executive officer, Karikoga Kaseke has retired after a long period of illness, 263Chat has learnt. Kaseke reportedly suffered a stroke in November 2018 and has not been fully recovered since rendering the organisation terminate his contract. His retirement followed the recommendations of a medical Board and is effective 01 July […]

Victoria Falls Safari Lodge Partners with Top Zimbabwean Professional Golfer

Leading hospitality group Africa Albida Tourism’s flagship property Victoria Falls Safari Lodge has partnered with professional Zimbabwean golfer Scott Vincent as his only Zimbabwean sponsor. Vincent, 29, who grew up in Harare, turned professional and started his pursuit of the PGA Tour in 2015, after graduating with a degree in finance from Virginia Tech in […]

Grants, Not Loans, Will Kick-Start SA Tourism

The lengthy delays in the second issuing of TERS funds for the tourism industry were caused by the fraud that occurred during the first round of UIF TERS. The UIF sought to make the process watertight, and that has made it a much longer process, according to the TBCSA CEO, Tshifhiwa Tshivhengwa, who was speaking during […]

Tourism Business Council Concerned About Calls For A National Lockdown

The Tourism Business Council of Zimbabwe has expressed deep concern over the reported call by the Confederation of Zimbabwean Retailers for a national lockdown. The president of the Tourism Business Council of Zimbabwe, Wengayi Nhau, said today (Friday June 25): ‘The travel and tourism sector has been in the forefront of efforts to support the […]

Fly Africa back on the radar with regional flights

Low-cost regional carrier, Fly Africa – which launched in 2014 but struggled to stay in the air due to a number of challenges, including an alleged fraudulent partner in Zimbabwe and failures to obtain operating licences – is back on the radar as Fly Africa Zimbabwe. Since relocating its head office from South Africa to […]