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Tourism and Hospitality

To manage, conserve and promote the sustainable use of natural resources and facilitate the delivery of high quality, sustainable tourism products and services that contribute to the economic development of Zimbabwe.


  • Coordinate and implement international Environment and Tourism policies, programmes and protocols with regard to the United Nations World Tourism Organisations (UNWTO), World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) and environmental organisations and other relevant international bodies;
  • Co-ordinate and implement all regional economic communities (recs) blocs and tourism projects and programmes e.g. Southern African Development Community (SADC)
  • Regional Tourism Organisations of Southern Africa RETOSA, COMESA, East African Community (EAC) and African Union (AU);
  • Co-ordinate joint commissions on bilateral and multilateral matters pertaining to tourism and develop agreements, protocols, MOUs, etc. on tourism co-operations;
  • Supervise, co-ordinate and liaise with regional and overseas tourism offices, and embassies with regard to tourism development issues;
  • Supervise the registration and grading of hotels, lodges, travel agents, tour operators, tour guides and other designated tourism facilities (DTFs);'
  • Supervise and monitor standards of all tourism facilities, and ensure that the tourism and hospitality industry comply with international standards and statutes;
  • Identify and develop tourism products and projects in the communities and provinces e.g. Community Based Tourism Projects (CBTs) heritage and historical sites, e.t.c;
  • Oversee research and planning of the whole tourism industry in the country including the physical development of both infrastructure and superstructure related to this industry in consultation with stakeholders; and
  • Facilitate the production and processing of the national tourism statistics and keep up to date information on all trade organisations and projects for the ministry’s database.

MINISTER, Hon N M. Ndlovu, M. P.

Mr Munesushe Munodawafa, PERMANENT SECRETARY