/Overall occupancy of 53% in 2019 welcomed by hospitality association

Overall occupancy of 53% in 2019 welcomed by hospitality association

The Hospitality Association of Namibia’s CEO, Gitta Paetzold welcomed the slow growth of 53.5% in 2019 from 2018’s 52.55% recorded in the tourism accommodation sector saying it is still good news given the generally negative perception by Southern African tourism stakeholders during the past year.

Paetzold stressed the current performance is seen as positive, given the remarkable increase in availability on the market through new facilities and the prevalence of unregistered online offerings for accommodation.

Namibia’s tourism accommodation facilities have last seen 60% occupancy in 2016, however, Paetzold expressed delight that a 30% increase in submission of occupancy reports could be achieved from its members during 2019.

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