Association for Tourism Hwange (ATH)

Join the Assocation and help us showcase tourism in Hwange! We give tourism professionals access to people they want to do business with, supported by coordinated industry campaigns and marketing representation opportunities.

The Association for Tourism Hwange is an organisation of private Hwange area safari operators, tourism suppliers, transporation companies, global travel buyers and DMCs. We are the only organisation that connects the entire Hwange region to promote:

  • cooperation between tourism companies in the Hwange region; 
  • cooperation between private and public sector;
  • capacity building and quality management for tourism services;
  • accessibility of tourism information and country marketing;
  • sustainable tourism development in the Hwange region;
  • regional tourism development. 

  • Increase communication among entities engaged in tourism development in the Hwange region
  • Increase and promote knowledge of conservation and sustainable practices in protected areas
  • Facilitate an exchange of knowledge, experience and improvement of service qualit at the local level
  • Enhancing economic prosperity of local communities
  • Providing free training events for staff of member companies
  • Capacity building for development of tourism infrastructure, and sustainable development
  • Tourism marketing to support members in the Hwange region
  • Coordinating joint charitable events benefiting underresourced Hwange area residents
  • Raising knowledge of conservation and sustainable practices in protected areas
  • Tree planting within the framework of the Forestry Commission in Zimbabwe
  • Tourism preserves culture and the environment.
  • Tourism pays for public facilities, programs and services not otherwise affordable, including many of the natural and cultural amenities that attract people to the region.
  • Tourism fosters appreciation and stewardship of local natural, cultural and historic resources by residents, community leaders, businesses and governments. 
  • Conservation suceeds in direct relation to industry-wide support for management, research and education initiatives that benefit everyone. In order to protect vital resources that support tourism in Hwange, and to capitalize on the growing global market for sustainable consumer goods and services, our industry and its suppliers are engaging in responsible tourism management.
  • Community pride and beautification.
  • Unlike many other industries, tourism has the ability to connect different parts of a community, relying on the cooperation of local government, entrepreneurs, non-profit organizations and private citizens alike. Working together to offer a positive experience to visitors usually includes steps to beautify a community and often leads to increased community pride.
  • Tourism helps beautify and make communities more liveable and welcoming by revitalizing towns and funding amenities, programmes and services enjoyed by residents and tourists alike. Appreciation by visitors stimulates local awareness, celebration and revival of culture and traditions.
  • Tourism offers rural communities, which might not otherwise survive, the opportunity to plan and carry out sustainable economic strategies. Rural communities with thriving tourism typically experience population growth that supports better amenities, transportation and improved quality of life for all residents.
  • Many amenities that we take for granted exist in part due to tourism: restaurants, parks, spas, gift shops, events, museums, transportation options and information centres.
  • Tourism boosts community pride and preserves culture and heritage.
  • Tourism in our community contributes positively to our quality of life.
  • Tourism represents an investment, not a cost to taxpayers. Tax dollars generated from tourism contribute to healthcare, medical research, education, social services, infrastructure and airports.
  • Tourism raises incomes and standard of living.
  • Tourism grows and diversifies economies.
  • Tourism allows residents to meet visitors, developing new connections.
  • Tourism promotes cultural exchange.
  • Tourism preserves local cultural identity.
  • Tourism increases demand for historical and cultural exhibits.
  • Tourism protects ecology and natural environments.
  • Tourism preserves historic sites and monuments.
  • Tourism encourages productive use of lands, while protecting flora and fauna.
  • Tourism activity develops and enhances public spaces.

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