Tourism rates lowered to lure locals

THE Namibia Tourism Board and Namibian Broadcasting Corporation are running a campaign to encourage Namibians to travel, as the private sector has agreed to lower their rates. The 'domestic tourism campaign' will run until June…

Lira’s travel ambassadorship bears no fruit

ONE year after the appointment of multi-platinum award-winning South African artist Lerato Molapo, known by her stage name Lira, as Namibia's travel ambassador, the celebrity's title has done nothing to promote Namibia's tourism sector. Lira…

Ongava décor team wins House and Garden Awards

Olivine Design, which was an instrumental part of the design philosophy, style and décor of the new Anderssons at Ongava, won the award for Design Excellence at the UK-based 2021 House and Garden Awards. Founded…

Cabinet scrambles to save NTB

CABINET is discussing an urgent solution to the financial state of the Namibian Tourism Board, whose coffers will soon run dry as the tourism sector continues to suffer amid the Covid-19 pandemic. This comes after…

Namibia questions UK over red list decision

The Namibian government said it was perplexed by the United Kingdom’s decision to keep it on the red list of countries facing travel restrictions despite Covid-19 infections in the country dramatically declining. The red list,…

Dubai Expo delegation positive of attracting investors

The Namibia Investment Promotion and Development Board’s (NIPDB’s) executive for strategy and branding Margareth Gustavo assured the nation that the delegation heading to the much-hyped Dubai Expo 2020 is positive they will attract investors to…

Namibia: Tourism Revival Crawls Along

Despite global travel restrictions, the tourism and hospitality sectors continue to show great resilience, line minister Pohamba Shifeta has said. "We, in the government, are conscious that people are more cautious about travelling, but they…

Nam tourism withstands pandemic

Namibia’s tourism industry has withstood the financial pressures of dwindling overseas arrivals as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic because of a robust marketing strategy, Tourism, Environment and Forestry Minister Pohamba Shifeta has said. Unveiling…

Insurers face Covid claims test

THE tourism and hospitality sector in both Namibia and South Africa is facing a crisis, with financial losses deepened due to insurance companies' rejection or delay of business-interruption insurance claims related to the Covid-19 pandemic.…