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Destination Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe is one of the most sought after destinations in Southern Africa endowed with diverse attractions such as the Majestic Victoria Falls, Great Zimbabwe national monument, Lake Kariba, Eastern Highlands and Hwange National Park.

Foreign tourists visit the Victoria Falls after the Harare International Carnival

Foreign tourists visit the Victoria Falls after the Harare International Carnival

Whitewater rafting on the Zambezi River in Victoria Falls

Whitewater rafting on the Zambezi River in Victoria Falls

Bunji Jumping the Victoria Falls Bridge

Bunji Jumping the Victoria Falls Bridge

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

World Best Tourist Destination For 2014

The Award was bestowed on Zimbabwe by the General Assembly of the European Council on Tourism and Trade (ECTT) after it had unanimously agreed that Zimbabwe demonstrated that it was a safe and open tourism power house in 2014.

His Excellency Cde R.G Mugabe receives the World Best Tourist Destination For 2014 from Professor Anton Caragea President of ECTT

His Excellency Cde R.G Mugabe receives the World Best Tourist Destination For 2014 from Professor Anton Caragea President of ECTT

Favourite Cultural Destination Distinction For 2014

The Award was granted to Zimbabwe by the European Council on Tourism and Trade on the basis of the following citation and the successful hosting of the Harare International Carnival:

“The preservation of cultural and natural sites of world significance and value that include cultural resources found throughout the country.”

 

Hon. Minister of Tourism & Hospitality Industry W. Mzembi receiving the Favorite Cultural Destination or 2014  from Professor Anton Caragea

Hon. Minister of Tourism & Hospitality Industry W. Mzembi receiving the Favorite Cultural Destination or 2014 from Professor Anton Caragea

Ten Of The Best Safaris For 2015

Zimbabwe was named number 2 out of 10 of the Best safari destination for 2015 by CNN due to the level of professionalism of its safari guides.

(http://edition.cnn.com/2014/12/22/travel/bestsafariexperience )

Top 52 Must Visit Places In The World

Zimbabwe was recognised as number 14 of the top 52 must visit places in the World for 2015 by the New York Times Travel”

(http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2015/01/11/travel/52placestogoin2015.html?_r=0 )

Travel and Tourism Competiveness Index 2015

Zimbabwe is ranked at 44 out of 141 countries globally in 2014 by the

(Travel and Tourism Competiveness Index 2015)

10 Best Safari Destinations In Africa

Fodors.com, an online travel resource platform ranked Zimbabwe among the top 10 best Safari Destinations in Africa due to its unrivalled safari guiding (www.fodors.com)

Top 25 Destinations In Africa

Tripadvisor rated Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe as number 6 of top 25 destinations in Africa.

(http://tripadvisor.com/TravelersChoiceDestinationscTopg6)

Foreign Airlines Commend Victoria Falls Airport Upgrade

Foreign Airlines attending Routes Conference 2014 applauded Zimbabwe for creating a tourism and aviation hub in Victoria Falls.

(BH24 Business Around the World)

Top 14 Destinations – UK Financial Times

Zimbabwe was recognized among the top 14 must visit destinations in 2014 by the Travel section of the UK Financial Times.

(BH24 Business Around the World)

Top 25 Best Safaris Guide

Eight (8) Zimbabwe safari guides were listed among Top 25 Best Safari Guides by Conde Nast Traveller, a Leading luxury Travel Magazine.

(BH24 Business Around the World)

Slack line crossing at Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe

Slack line crossing at Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe

Slack line crossing at Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe

Slack line crossing at Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Zimbabwe Tourism Authority Partners South African Airways Tourism is increasingly becoming more and more competitive and strategic alliances have become practical marketing tool for destinations. In this regard ZTA partnered SAA to promote Zimbabwe tourism globally.

(BH24 Business Around the World)

ZTA SAA sign MOU

ZTA SAA sign MOU

 

 

Low Cost Airlines

Zimbabwe initiated and promoted the entry of low cost airlines into the market to boost domestic and regional travel.

(http://www.bh24.co.zw/lowcostairlineeyeslocalroutes )

FastJet inaugural flight to Harare

FastJet inaugural flight to Harare

Flyafrica new low cost carrier at Harare airport

Flyafrica new low cost carrier at Harare airport

 

 

 

 

 


 

4.5      Harare International Carnival

Zimbabwe embraces and celebrates other cultures as witnessed during the hosting of the annual Harare International Carnival. The event attracts some of the World’s diverse cultures from Brazil, Trinidad & Tobago, United Kingdom, Italy, Namibia And Botswana to mention but a few. Some of the moments;

Samba dancers from Sao Paulo attracted 3000 of their followers from Brazil

Samba dancers from Sao Paulo attracted 3000 of their followers from Brazil

 

Trinidad and Tobago Steel Band float

Trinidad and Tobago Steel Band float

Egypt Cultural Group dazzled the huge crowd with their cultural dances

Egypt Cultural Group dazzled the huge crowd with their cultural dances

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Ethiopia Cultural Group going through their paces

Ethiopia Cultural Group going through their paces

Italian Band brought colour to the carnival

Italian Band brought colour to the carnival

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Part of the 1.8 million strong diverse crowd that enjoyed the street parade.

Part of the 1.8 million strong diverse crowd that enjoyed the street parade.

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