Breaking News

Vic Falls Safari Lodge to be refurbished

by Staff reporter
19 February 2013 | 2662 Views
Hospitality group Africa Albida Tourism, will this year refurbish all rooms at the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, the chief executive, Mr Ross Kennedy, has said.

Last year, the group invested $3 million for the construction of a 20- roomed Victoria Falls Safari Club at the lodge.

Mr Kennedy said further upgrades were budgeted for this year, including the stylish refurbishment of the 72 rooms at the safari lodge.

"There is no question that Victoria Falls has renewed and regained status as a major African tourism hub. All the signs are that Zimbabwe tourism is turning a corner and this is reflected in many varied ways. Our own AAT group occupancies, across four properties, grew in 2012 and 2013 forecasts and our forward books show continued growth. We are very optimistic about the Zimbabwe tourism industry at large."

Mr Kennedy said positive developments in the tourism sector included the arrival in 2012 of both Emirates and Dutch headquartered KLM into Harare, the upgrading of the Victoria Falls International Airport and runway and the general improvement of product and property in Victoria Falls.

"Some of this is on the back of the massive boost that will flow with the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) general assembly in Victoria Falls and Livingstone in August — a supreme vote of global confidence in our extraordinary and world-class destination."

Mr Kennedy predicted that the Victoria Falls Airport will, in the near future, see the arrival of international airlines on a direct basis and would make a significant impact on the tourism industry.

"Other parties are also sensing the moment and are investing in infrastructure, not only at Victoria Falls but elsewhere in Zimbabwe and this boosts confidence all round."

Apart from re-styling all rooms at Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, Africa Albida Tourism will improve the resort's successful Boma restaurant with a new cookhouse and will also upgrade the outdoor areas of all eight luxury suites at the five-star Ngoma Safari Lodge in Chobe, Botswana.

"We're on a growth path and we have a number of other exciting projects in the pipeline that will unfold this year. We intend to cement our position as one of the foremost tourism operators in Zimbabwe and the key factors will be to continue to drive standards, quality, training and investment in people," he said.




Mr Kennedy also paid tribute to the Minister of Tourism and Hospitality Industry, Engineer Walter Mzembi, for his positive engagement with the industry.

"We are fortunate to have a minister who is full of positive energy and who is playing a forceful and critical role in shining a great light on the Zimbabwe Tourism brand."

refurbished Lodge

Source: TC

Do you agree that foreskins of circumcised men could be used for witchcraft?

Yes
52.54%
No
14.12%
Hogwash
33.33%
177

Comments

News Updates

Email:

Latest News

Chinese national arrested in Zimbabwe - A Chinese national Wongai Huo ...

by Staff reporter | 23 July 2014 | 24 Views

Zhaimu Jambo forced to retire - Zimbabwean international and Kaizer Ch...

by Staff reporter | 23 July 2014 | 34 Views

Friends of Palestine march to Zimbabwe parliament - Friends of Palest...

by Staff reporter | 23 July 2014 | 488 Views

Is the Zimdollar on its way back? - There are renewed fears that the g...

by Staff reporter | 23 July 2014 | 1305 Views

'Zimbabwe education system outdated' - Josia Hungwe, the minister of S...

by Staff reporter | 23 July 2014 | 697 Views

Parliament: Live update

by Moyo Roy | 23 July 2014 | 804 Views

ZRP Traffic officers in near fist fight with mourners

by Staff Reporter | 23 July 2014 | 2011 Views

'South Africa should allow Zimbabwe IDs as passports' - REGISTRAR-Gene...

by Staff reporter | 23 July 2014 | 1816 Views

'CIO' agent dupes Roman Catholic priest - A HARARE man who masqueraded...

by Staff reporter | 23 July 2014 | 938 Views

Moses Chinga is a bitter man - MOSES Chunga is a bitter man.He says he...

by Staff reporter | 23 July 2014 | 803 Views

Rape claim a hoax, 30 secondary scholars in sex orgy - A RAPE claim ...

by Staff Reporter | 23 July 2014 | 1937 Views

Man axes wife to death over prostitute - A CHIVI woman was axed to dea...

by Staff reporter | 23 July 2014 | 2748 Views

Female nurse dies of suspected drug abuse - A female nurse at Inyathi ...

by Staff reporter | 23 July 2014 | 2980 Views

Highlanders to turn to Mugabe - HIGHLANDERS chief executive officer Nd...

by Staff Reporter | 23 July 2014 | 3389 Views

'Khaya Moyo should be VP,' says Msipa - Former-PF-Zapu secretary-gener...

by Staff reporter | 23 July 2014 | 1940 Views

Bosso, Dembare to clash in Challenge Cup - THE country's traditional g...

by Sikhumbuzo Moyo | 23 July 2014 | 1133 Views

Zimra targets vendors in bid to ease liquidity crunch

by Staff Reporter | 23 July 2014 | 1455 Views

'Mugabe erred'

by Staff Reporter | 23 July 2014 | 2560 Views

Toddler dies in house fire

by Staff Reporter | 23 July 2014 | 1070 Views

Kombi hit from behind rolls 5 times, two die - WhatsApp update

by Concerned citizen | 23 July 2014 | 2732 Views

Traffic cop jumps on bonnet of moving taxi at roadblock - WhatsApp update

by Concerned citizen | 23 July 2014 | 3400 Views

Zimra misses revenue target - LOW capacity utilisation in industry and...

by Oliver Kazunga | 23 July 2014 | 929 Views

Prophet demands 50 beasts

by Court Reporter | 23 July 2014 | 2253 Views

'Sangoma advised me to smoke dagga,' says HIV+ man

by Mpumelelo Nyoni | 23 July 2014 | 1657 Views

War vet wants open debate on VP's post - FORMER Matabeleland South pro...

by Nduduzo Tshuma | 23 July 2014 | 1292 Views

Woman, baby killed after rape - A CHIREDZI woman was found dead with s...

by Walter Mswazie | 23 July 2014 | 2340 Views

Pregnant woman missing - A MAN from Bulawayo's Hillside suburb is look...

by Staff reporter | 23 July 2014 | 2089 Views

Scramble for Zimbabwean citizenship

by Zvamaida Murwira | 23 July 2014 | 3690 Views

Entertainment

White guy plays chitekete - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kp16XF-Tcf...

by Staff Reporter | 23 July 2014 | 1638 Views

Beyonce and Jay Z to separate - claims - Jay Z and Beyonce are reporte...

by Staff reporter | 22 July 2014 | 2662 Views

No talent is meant for the grave, Dr Nkomo Commemoration - The prepara...

by Nokutula Ncube | 22 July 2014 | 863 Views

Miss Curvy dinner flops

by Yeukai Karengezeka | 21 July 2014 | 4464 Views

'He's going to be in trouble once I die' says DJ Cleo's father - 64-ye...

by Staff reporter | 20 July 2014 | 5226 Views

Tsholotsho King reigns supreme

by Vusumuzi Ndlovu | 19 July 2014 | 4168 Views

Controversial Tin Tin vexed by lost BBA chance - Actress and former ra...

by Staff reporter | 19 July 2014 | 3887 Views

Zimbabwe artistes set for Afripraise UK Gospel Music Festival

by Blessed Kapesa | 19 July 2014 | 1804 Views