ZANU-PF-ruled Zimbabwe has had some of the biggest rises in tourism arrivals over the past year, with arrivals of over 9,000 people in March 2017.
That figure is expected to continue to rise in 2018, with the number of arrivals expected to reach 10,000 in the first half of 2019.
The tourism sector has seen an exponential rise in arrivals in recent years.
In January 2018, Zimbabwe saw over 4,000 tourists arriving, and more than 7,000 by the end of the year.
It was only in the third quarter of 2018 that Zimbabwe saw fewer than 1,000 arrivals, but this has already dropped to less than 600 by the beginning of 2019 and by 2019 there will be less than 500 arrivals.
The country’s tourism industry, which employs around 20,000 and generates around $500 million per year, has seen a major increase in arrivals, and the government hopes to keep this trend going.
Tourism is the country’s third largest export, with almost two thirds of the country being directly or indirectly dependent on tourism for their livelihood.
Tourism exports are estimated to make up more than 60% of Zimbabwe’s GDP and the sector accounts for one of the highest percentages of economic activity in the country.
However, it has been very difficult for Zimbabweans to find affordable accommodation, particularly in rural areas, as the country has struggled to attract enough people to its cities and towns.
While the government is working to create a new hotel and guesthouse sector, it will have to find new funding to ensure accommodation for the increased number of tourists and new foreign visitors.
This has also made it difficult for the government to provide sufficient infrastructure to accommodate the growing number of visitors, as infrastructure in the rural areas is already in disrepair.
Tourism in the capital, Harare, is currently experiencing a huge shortage of accommodation due to a lack of hotels.
However, the city’s hotels have been struggling to cope with the influx of visitors due to overcrowding, as hotels in Harare are already struggling to accommodate a number of foreign visitors, including those from Europe.
The situation has not improved for the tourism industry in the north-east of the state of Zanzibar, as many hotel rooms are already occupied by foreigners, and most rooms are being booked for longer than usual.
Zanzibia’s tourism sector is currently undergoing a rapid growth period, and while it is not yet in a situation where it can provide enough accommodation for tourists to meet demand, it is expected that demand for accommodation will increase in coming years.
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Read moreIn addition to the increased demand for hotels and accommodation, there are many other challenges that the government has to deal with, including the country having no road infrastructure or a clear route to cross the border.
The country’s borders with Zimbabwe and South Africa are very porous, and a lack the ability to cross over the border has led to an increased risk of human trafficking, which is a major concern for the country and the international community.
In April 2018, the Zimbabwean government declared that all border crossings had been closed, and all foreigners entering Zimbabwe are required to undergo a search and rescue operation, and have to leave the country within three days of the operation.
While the government’s border control measures are effective and efficient, they have not been able to keep pace with the increase in tourism demand.
Zimbabwe has not been without problems in terms of security and travel in recent times.
The government has faced criticism from international organisations for its handling of the border crisis, and it is no secret that the country is not doing enough to ensure safety and security for its citizens and visitors.
The Government of Zimbabwe has faced numerous challenges and has made some significant reforms to its infrastructure and security policies, including in the areas of health, education and security, but it remains to be seen how this can be sustained in the future.
Zimbabwe is one of Africa’s poorest countries, and is ranked as one of its most dangerous countries by Transparency International.