This Act was repealed on 2008-02-08 by Tourism and Hospitality Act, 2007.
Tourism Act, 1979
- Commenced on 31 December 1979
- [This is the version of this document at 31 December 1996.]
- [Repealed by Tourism and Hospitality Act, 2007 on 8 February 2008]
Part I – Preliminary
1. Short titleThis Act may be cited as the Tourism Act.
2. InterpretationIn this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—"authorisation" means the written consent of the Board;"Board" means the Zambia National Tourist Board established under section three;"Chairman" means the chairman of the Board;"Managing Director" means the Managing Director appointed under section nine;"Deputy Managing Director" means the Deputy Managing Director appointed under section ten;"hotel" shall have the meaning ascribed thereto in the Hotels Act;[Cap. 153]"licence" means a tourist enterprise licence issued under Part IV;"meeting" means a meeting of the Board;"member" means a member of the Board, and includes the Chairman;"Secretary" means the secretary to the Board appointed under section eleven;"tourist enterprise" includes the construction of an hotel; a tour-operating business; a travel agency business; an air charter business; a vehicle or vessel leasing business; a restaurant or cafe; a discotheque; a convention centre; and such other enterprise catering for tourists as the Minister may, by statutory instrument, declare;"tourist manager" means any manager appointed under section eleven.[As amended by Act 22 of 1985]
Part II – Zambia National Tourist Board
3. Establishment of BoardThere is hereby established the Zambia National Tourist Board which shall be a body corporate with perpetual succession and a common seal, capable of suing and of being sued in its corporate name, and with power to do all such acts and things as a body corporate may do by law, and as are necessary for, or incidental to, the carrying out of its functions and powers under this Act.
4. Composition of Board
5. Tenure of office and vacancy
6. Procedure and meetings
7. Remuneration and allowancesThere shall be paid to a member, other than a member who is a public officer, such remuneration or allowance as the Minister may from time to time determine.
8. Functions and powers
Part III – Officers
9. Managing Director
10. Deputy Managing DirectorSubject to the approval of the Minister, the Board shall appoint the Deputy Managing Director who shall exercise such powers and, functions as may be delegated to him by the Managing Director.
11. Secretary and tourist managers
12. Other staffSubject to the approval of the Board, the Managing Director may, at such remuneration and on such terms and conditions as he deems fit, employ other staff for the conduct of the business of the Board.
12A. Terms and conditions of officersThe remuneration and terms and conditions of the Managing Director, Deputy Managing Director, Secretary, tourist manager and other staff shall be determined by the Board, subject to the approval of the Minister.[As amended by Act 22 of 1985]
Part IV – Licensing and authorisation
13. Issue of licence or authorisation
14. Application for licence or authorisationAn application for a licence or an authorisation shall be in the prescribed form and shall—
15. Power to call for additional particulars on application
16. Notification of lodging of applicationBefore considering any application for a licence or an authorisation, the Board shall cause to be published in the Gazette a notice of such application, giving such particulars about the applicant and the tourist enterprise for which such application is made as the Board may consider sufficient to enable an objection thereto to be made as hereinafter provided.
17. Objection to issue of licence or authorisation
18. Issue of licence or authorisation and power to reject application
19. Appeal to Minister
21. Restriction on transfer and variation of licence or authorisation
22. Licensing of existing tourist enterprisesEvery person who, at the commencement of this Act, is carrying on any tourist enterprise other than the management of an hotel, shall, within six months after such commencement, apply to the Board for a licence.
Part V – Miscellaneous
23. IncentivesThe holder of a licence or an authorisation shall be eligible for such incentives as the Minister may, from time to time, by statutory order, prescribe.
24. Obligations of holder of licence or authorisation
24A. Revocation of licence or authorisation
24B. Offences and penaltiesAny person who—
25. Funds of Board
26. Audit of accounts
27. Annual report to National Assembly
History of this document
08 February 2008
Repealed by Tourism and Hospitality Act, 2007
31 December 1979