Tourism players move to resuscitate industry

In an attempt to revive the hard-hit tourism market, the Namibia Tourism Board will launch a campaign to focus on the domestic market. The strategy will be launched before the Christmas season to entice Namibians…

Former football captain now stellar tour guide

TO say that retired Brave Warriors captain Petrus Orlando Haraseb was a born leader is attested to the fact that the former NamPol, Pubs, Orlando Pirates, Liverpool, Chief Santos and Young Ones defence stalwart, captained…

CDC’s Namibian downgrade welcomed

The tourism sector yesterday welcomed the Centres for Disease Control’s (CDC) decision to downgrade Namibia from Level 4 or “Very High Level of Covid-19” to Level 3 or a “High Level of Covid-19”. Although the…

Shifeta hand-picks Sossusvlei transporter

MINISTER of environment, forestry and tourism Pohamba Shifeta has hand-picked businessman Laban Kandume's company to exclusively transport travellers into the Namib Desert's renowned Sossusvlei area. This is set to affect the income of the struggling…

Ministry supports PCR test requirement rethink

The environment and tourism ministry has expressed its support towards an appeal by key tourism players for the review of the wording in the current Gazette with regards to the 72-hour ruling on valid PCR…

Newly established Otjozondjupa Regional Forum set to revive…

The Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism, Deputy Executive Director, Seimy Shidute this week welcomed the establishment of the Otjozondjupa Regional Tourism Forum, which is aimed at reviving regional tourism development. The country’s tourism sector…

Tour operators unhappy over hiked park fees

WALVIS Bay and Swakopmund tour operators at Sandwich Harbour and Namib-Naukluft Park and surroundings are disgruntled over the increase in national park entry fees announced by the Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism earlier this…

Shifeta: Local tourism should anchor recovery

With only a little over 60 000 international tourist arrivals from September 2020 to March 2021, government has urged the industry to look into the local market to resuscitate the industry. Tourism minister Pohamba Shifeta…

Tourism players move to resuscitate industry

In an attempt to revive the hard-hit tourism market, the Namibia Tourism Board will launch a campaign to focus on the domestic market. The strategy will be launched before the Christmas season to entice Namibians…

Massive 89.4% decline of tourist arrivals in 2020…

Namibia recorded a total of 192,026 foreign arrivals for the year ended Dec. 2020, of which 169,565 were recorded as tourists, according to the country’s annual National Tourists Arrival Statistics report released on Wednesday. The…