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Staff Profile

/Mr Zibanai Zhou

Qualifications

  • MSc in Tourism and Hospitality Management (UZ)
  • BSc in Tourism and Hospitality Management (UZ)
  • Elementary Fares and Ticketing (Air Zimbabwe-IATA).

Research Interests

  • Tourism management
  • Destination management
  • Event tourism
  • Tourism development and local communities.

Publications:

Book chapters

  • Zhou, Z. (2020). Critical Reflections on Pro-poor Tourism and Local Communities` Participation at grass-root level. The Case of Chimanimani District, Zimbabwe, in Kala, D. & Bagri, S.C. (Eds.), Global Opportunities and Challenges for Rural and Mountain Tourism, DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-8434-6.ch010; ISBN13:9781799813026, IGI Global, USA.
  • Zhou, Z. (2019). Strategic Analysis of the Contemporary Tour Operation Industry: Insights from Emerging Economic Jurisdictions, in Mohinder, D.C, & Chauhan, V. (Eds.), Handbook of Research on International Travel Agency and Tour Operation Management, DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-1302-6.ch013, ISBN 9781522584346,IGI Global, USA.
  • Zhou, Z. (2019). Tourism Progress in the SADC region: Post colonial era milestones, in Mkono, M.  (Ed.), Positive Tourism in Africa, 1st Edition, ISBN 978113836404, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, London, Routeledge.

Journal papers

  • Zhou, Z. (2019). Trans-frontier parks as vehicles for Tourism Development and Poverty Alleviation: Lessons from Southern Africa. International Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Systems, 12 (2), 67-81.
  • Zhou, Z. (2018). Re-tooling challenges for Zimbabwean tourism operators in a multi-currency trading environment. African Journal of Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure, 7 (5), 1-21.
  • Zhou, Z. (2018). The Tourism Sector: A bright light in Zimbabwe`s depressed economic environment. African Journal of Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure, 7 (1), 1-19.
  • Zhou, Z. (2018). A survey of visitor satisfaction at Victoria Falls Rainforest. African Journal of Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure, 7 (1), 1-20.
  • Zhou, Z. (2017). Victoria Falls curio sector analysis: Insights through the lens of a dollarized economy. African Journal of Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure, 6 (1), 1-19.
  • Zhou, Z. (2016).  Implications of China`s Approved Tourism Destination Status (ADS) on Zimbabwe`s Tourism Environment: Insights from Local and Government Tourism Groups in Zimbabwe. International Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Systems, 9 (1), 44-52.
  • Zhou, Z. (2016). Post 2010 evaluation of Zimbabwe as a preferred tourist destination. African Journal of Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure, 5 (1), 1-15.
  • Zhou, Z. (2014). Southern Africa Tourism Industry: Recent Trends and Future Prospects. International Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Systems, 7 (2), 71-80.
  • Zhou, Z. (2014). Is the tourism industry a fragile heavy weight? Validation through a literature review of tourism system shocks.  Journal of Tourism Management Research, 1 (1), 1-13.
  • Zhou, Z. (2014). Marketing destination Zimbabwe during and post the 2000-2008 political and economic crises.  Journal of Tourism Management Research, 1 (1), 14-26.
  • Zhou, Z. (2013). A Peep into Tourism Development in Zimbabwe: 1980-2010. Asian Journal of Empirical Research, 3 (7), 884-894.
  • Zhou, Z. (2013).  A perceived significance of hosting ATA`s congress in Victoria Falls on Zimbabwe`s tourism sector. Asian Journal of Empirical Research, 3 (6), 674-688.
  • Zhou, Z. (2013). An analysis of coffee stains militating sustainable tourism development in Africa. Journal of Economics and Sustainable Development, 4 (6), 17-23.
  • Zhou, Z. (2011). FIFA 2010 World Cup: Preparedness of Zimbabwean Hotels. International Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Systems, 3 (1), 135-156.

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