2016 / 2017
TOURISM PLAYER WELCOMES FIRST NEW INTERNATIONAL AIRLINE INTO VICTORIA FALLS
27 March 2017
The launch of Ethiopian Airlines’ new route into Zimbabwe’s top resort town has been hailed as “a significant catalyst for tourism growth in Zimbabwe and across the region” by industry leader Ross Kennedy.
TOURISM INDUSTRY WELCOMES THE RELAUNCH OF THE KAZA VISA
21 December 2016
The relaunch of a univisa between Zimbabwe and Zambia has been hailed “a positive step” and “a wonderfully important Christmas present to tourism in both countries” by industry leader Ross Kennedy.
MORE LOKUTHULA LODGES AVAILABLE TO BOOK AS TIMESHARE LEASES EXPIRE
1 December 2016
The popular self-catering Lokuthula Lodges in Victoria Falls will soon be easier to book, as an increasing number of units become available as their timeshare leases expire.
VICTORIA FALLS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT READY TO WELCOME THE WORLD
18 November 2016
Leading Zimbabwean hospitality group Africa Albida Tourism welcomes the commissioning of the new $150 million Victoria Falls International Airport, which is set to usher in a new era of tourism to the region.
VICTORIA FALLS SAFARI LODGE WINS TOP AWARD FOR 20TH CONSECUTIVE YEAR
21 SEPTEMBER 2016
Africa Albida Tourism’s flagship property Victoria Falls Safari Lodge has been voted the Best Resort Hotel for the 20th consecutive year by the Association of Zimbabwe Travel Agents (AZTA), and the hospitality group has also won a swag of other awards.
ZIMBABWEAN COMEDIAN QUITE POSSIBLY BREAKS THE WORLD RECORD
24 AUGUST 2016
ZIMBABWEAN funny man Carl Joshua Ncube believes he has broken the world record for the most stand up performances in seven days – but is awaiting official confirmation from Guinness World Records.
VICTORIA FALLS “AN UNBELIEVABLE EXPERIENCE” – CHEETAHS RUGBY TEAM
10 FEBRUARY 2016
SOUTH African Super Rugby side the Toyota Free State Cheetahs came to Zimbabwe and they conquered – winning their pre-season clash in Harare against the Vodacom Bulls before visiting the country’s top tourist attraction Victoria Falls.
THE WATER FLOW OVER VICTORIA FALLS RISING FAST
19 JANUARY 2016
WATER levels are now rising steadily at Victoria Falls, but African Travel and Tourism Association (ATTA) chairman Ross Kennedy says, regardless, Victoria Falls is a year round natural wonder.
80,000 MORE TOURISTS A YEAR COULD SOON FLY INTO VICTORIA FALLS
03 MARCH 2017
As many as 80,000 more tourists a year could soon fly into Zimbabwe’s leading resort town of Victoria Falls as two large international airlines commit to the destination and a third increases capacity, tourism industry leader Ross Kennedy says.
REVEL IN AN EXCITING NEW FEAST OF FUN AT THE BOMA – DINNER & DRUM SHOW
20 January 2017
The Boma – Dinner & Drum Show, a “must do” Victoria Falls experience, has just got a lot more bite, with a focus on the refreshment and modernisation of its food and entertainment elements now completed.
THE MANY REASONS TO VISIT CHOBE, BOTSWANA, IN THE GREEN SEASON
26 OCTOBER 2016
The green season in Chobe is full of hidden gems – with birding at its best, as well as an abundance of very young wildlife, it is a rewarding time to visit the region, says Safari and Guide Services director Clive Millar.
LEADING TOURISM OPERATOR ANNOUNCES NEW SENIOR APPOINTMENTS
23 AUGUST 2016
Nigel Frost has been appointed Africa Albida Tourism’s group financial and operations director, which will see him take over full responsibility of hospitality group’s operations, in addition to retaining full
ZIMBABWEAN COMEDIAN COUNTS DOWN TO WORLD RECORD ATTEMPT
11 AUGUST 2016
The countdown for Zimbabwean funny man Carl Joshua Ncube to begin his Guinness World Record attempt in performing the most stand-up comedy gigs in a week is on, and he is urging everyone to come out and support him.
VFAPU SNARES POACHERS AND IVORY DEALERS
29 FEBRUARY 2016
THE Victoria Falls Anti-Poaching Unit (VFAPU) captured three ivory dealers, and more than 300 poachers in 2015, head of operations Charles Brightman says. The ivory dealers, all Victoria Falls residents, were caught in January last year with nearly 10kg of elephant tusks during undercover operations, and each was sentenced to nine years in prison, Mr Brightman said.
LAUGH YOUR WAY THROUGH VALENTINE’S WITH TOP ZIMBABWEAN COMEDIAN
9 FEBRUARY 2016
LAUGH your way through Valentine’s weekend with Zimbabwe’s top stand-up comedian Carl Joshua Ncube – and support a good cause at the same time – by being at his first show of the new year, Wild Wild Valentines, in Victoria Falls.
VICTORIA FALLS WILL NOT DRY UP!
14 OCTOBER 2015
SPECULATION in local and social media that Victoria Falls may be drying up is entirely false, says African Travel and Tourism Association chairman Ross Kennedy.
PUT YOUR SWING BEHIND ZIMBABWE’S WILDLIFE
29 SEPTEMBER 2015
THE field may be full, but there is still room for sponsors to put their swing behind Zimbabwe’s wildlife at the fun filled annual Victoria Falls Anti-Poaching Unit (VFAPU) Golf Day, to be held at Borrowdale Brooke Golf Club on Friday.
ZIMBABWE TOURISM INDUSTRY LEADER WINS ACCOLADES
18 AUGUST 2015
AFRICA Albida Tourism chief executive Ross Kennedy has won a prestigious Zimbabwe Council for Tourism award, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the growth and development of this country’s travel and tourism sector.
VICTORIA FALLS LEAVES AN IMPRESSION ON SA RUGBY LEGENDS
31 MARCH 2015
DESPITE a one-sided victory over their Zimbabwean counterparts, the South African Rugby Legends were blown away by Victoria Falls, and made the most of the warm local hospitality.
AFRICA ALBIDA TOURISM APPOINTS NEW GROUP OPERATIONS MANAGER
17 MARCH 2015
ANDY Conn has been appointed Africa Albida Tourism’s new group operations manager, and will oversee the running of the company’s portfolio of properties, which includes its flagship Victoria Falls Safari Lodge.
VICTORIA FALLS ANTI-POACHING UNIT SNARES NEARLY 400 POACHERS IN 2014
13 FEBRUARY 2015
THE Victoria Falls Anti Poaching Unit has completed another successful year, catching nearly 400 poachers, including ivory poachers.
RECORD $30,000 RAISED TO FIGHT POACHING IN VICTORIA FALLS
12 OCTOBER 2016
THE war on poaching has been given a record $30,000 boost by a fundraising golf tournament, coordinated and sponsored by Africa Albida Tourism, which is more than double the amount raised at last year’s event.
AFRICA ALBIDA TOURISM TAKES TOP NATIONAL AWARDS
24 SEPTEMBER 2015
AFRICA Albida Tourism’s flagship Victoria Falls Safari Lodge has been voted the Best Resort Hotel for the 19th consecutive year by the Association of Zimbabwe Travel Agents (AZTA), cementing its position firmly at the top of the hospitality industry.
VICTORIA FALLS NEW INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT OPENING COUNTDOWN
11 MAY 2015
THE new $150 million international airport at Victoria Falls, which is set to change the face of the region, is just four months away from opening. Africa Albida Tourism chief executive Ross Kennedy said it had become very clear in the last few months that the travel industry now understood the importance of this development.
AFRICA ALBIDA TOURISM PROUD TO HOST SA LEGENDS IN VICTORIA FALLS
26 MARCH 2015
AFRICA Albida Tourism is thrilled to be hosting South African rugby greats as they take on their Zimbabwean counterparts in a clash in Victoria Falls on March 28.
AFRICA ALBIDA TOURISM WINS TOP TOURIST EXPERIENCE ACCOLADE
11 MARCH 2015
THE Victoria Falls Safari Lodge and Victoria Falls Safari Club have been named among the top seven southern African experiences for American travellers.