- Paul Nhamoinesu Matamisa is an hotelier, who was among the first lot of Black hoteliers who have been the forerunner of the indigenous operators in the country.
- Mr Matamisa was trained at Bulawayo Technical College and subsequent to that, proceeded to train in West Germany at the Munich Technical University from 1980-83. On return to Zimbabwe Mr Matamisa was appointed General Manager of the Manica Hotel, soon to be renamed the Manica Holiday Inn.
- After 3 years in that post he was soon to move to Victoria Falls to run the Makasa Sun Hotel which today is the Kingdom hotel.
- After a short stunt at Makasa the African Sun reposted Mrs Matamisa to the Crown Plaza Monomotapa hotel as General Manager Position. It was at this time that the hotel was awarded its 5th star.
- As a roving General Manager of the Company in two years moved to the Montclare Casino hotel, then the Bulawayo Holiday Inn and doubled as area manager of the Southern region in the Zimbabwe Sun group.
- Mr Matamisa jumped ship to join Cresta hospitality as Group General Manager and Deputy Managing Director in 1991.
- In 1996 Matamisa left TA holdings to start his own business together with his wife.
- In 2000 the colleagues in Tourism invited Matamisa to run the ZCT secretarial a post he declined but the colleagues pursued their invitation and eventually he accepted on the proviso it was to be a short term posting and the rest in History as you know he is still here after a short break in 2008-2010.
- Tourism is his passion so much so he declares in his own words, ‘if l had not gone into this Industry l do not know if l would have done as well as l have done here, despite that l went into the sector by sheer accident’.
- As president of the HARAZ( Hotel and Restaurant Association of Zimbabwe), today rename Hospitality Association of Zimbabwe , Matamisa is happy to have championed the concept of the 1st degree programme for Tourism South of Sahara at the U.Z. Today almost all universities want Hospitality and Tourism programmes in Zimbabwe and the region.
- Round about the same period, Matamisa and colleagues pushed for the creation of the tourism police in Victoria Falls, a concept which has proved successful particularly in the town. The idea was to propagate the tourism policing to all tourism regions. That will help to make tourism appealing and pleasurable.
Paul N Tamisa
Chief Executive Officer
No. 129 Baines Avenue
Corner 4th Street/Baines Avenue
Phone: +263-242-250 246