Harare Hotel Occupancy Down 12% In 2019 – Report

Hotels also took a knock in 2019 as occupancy levels went down due to prevailing macro-economic issues Sunday News report. This was revealed by the Hospitality Association of Zimbabwe (HAZ) president Mr Clive Chinwanda who spoke to the publication and said:

Occupancies in the current year are down compared to the previous year. This is across all major destinations. While we are still compiling national statistics, in the Harare market for example the figure is down 12 percent from the same period last year and in Victoria Falls it has been on a low as well

Zimbabwe has been in an economic turmoil since late last year with inflation surpassing the 400% mark in November 2019.

More: Sunday News 

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One Comment on “Harare Hotel Occupancy Down 12% In 2019 – Report

  1. Macro-Economic issues? Macro? Not even Micro. Surely that is good news, yes, of course, then get realistic folks. With a shattered economy, great hotels, nil shortages for tourists, superb tourist attractions, etc. surely the tourist with strong forex in their pockets Flocking to Zimbabwe by the 747 load? The ZW$ should be attracting +20%? Certainly not a minus figure.

    Zambian tourism used to be two decades behind us. Few went to Zambia despite having part of Mosi-oa-Tunya, the Zambezi, Lake Kariba and Luangwa. Tourist would cross the Falls Bridge and find curio’s up to 80% cheaper than Zimbo’s were charging in the heyday!

    Another throwaway fantasy from the master under-achievers of hospitality, tourism and la-la land.
    Pray tell, what are the figures for the privately run game/safari operators? Better? Worse? The same?

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