Tourism

High-risk classifications concern tourism industry

3 weeks ago - 02 February 2021 | Tourism

ELLANIE SMIT WINDHOEKGermany has now also added Namibia to the list of high incidence areas for coronavirus cases, declaring it as a high-risk country last Friday. This has prompted the Namibia Travel...

UK quarantine rules can devastate tourism

3 weeks ago - 01 February 2021 | Tourism

ELLANIE SMIT WINDHOEKThe United Kingdom (UK) government has announced a list of 30 high-risk countries, including Namibia, from which visitors into the UK will...

Protecting Fort Namutoni's heritage

1 month - 22 January 2021 | Tourism

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKThe National Heritage Council of Namibia and Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR) have agreed to cooperate in maintaining historical sites such as Fort Namutoni in the Etosha National Park.Annual assessments of these buildings will be...

16% Tourism occupancy rate during 2020

1 month - 21 January 2021 | Tourism

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKThe overall occupancy in the tourism hospitality sector last year reached a mere 16.08% of total capacity, compared to 53% in 2019.The CEO of the Hospitality Association of Namibia (HAN), Gitta Paetzold, said a...

Students with permits can still enter SA

1 month - 14 January 2021 | Tourism

ELLANIE SMIT WINDHOEKNamibians who have existing immigration permits to travel to South Africa for studying purposes will still be allowed into the country. However, no new permits will be issued to Namibians...

Trophy hunting tender an old concession

1 month - 14 January 2021 | Tourism

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKA tender for trophy hunting that was advertised in December involves old concessions already awarded through an auction in 2018.This is according to the...

Bleak festive season for tourism sector

1 month - 07 January 2021 | Tourism

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEK Although the hospitality sector saw a welcome...

Tourism plummets by more than 70%

2 months ago - 21 December 2020 | Tourism

ELLANIE SMIT WINDHOEKInternational arrivals fell by 72% over the first 10 months of this...

Hospitality association disheartened

2 months ago - 16 December 2020 | Tourism

ELLANIE SMIT WINDHOEKThe Hospitality Association of Namibia (Han) has expressed disappointment that efforts by the tourism industry to provide a safe environment...

NWR taken to task over Fort Namutoni

2 months ago - 16 December 2020 | Tourism

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKThe tourism ministry has instructed that Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR) be taken to task over the poor state of Fort Namutoni in the Etosha...

Outrage over Namutoni dilapidation

2 months ago - 15 December 2020 | Tourism

ELLANIE SMIT WINDHOEKNamibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR) says returning the Namutoni fort to its former...

NWR overhauls website

2 months ago - 08 December 2020 | Tourism

STAFF REPORTER WINDHOEKNamibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR) has revamped its website to keep up with changes in the tourism sector.If anything, this...

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Tourism destinations across the globe...

2 months ago - 07 December 2020 | Tourism

ELLANIE SMIT WINDHOEKThe number of destinations closed to international tourism across the globe continues to fall, as countries slowly open their borders...

Namibia popular among French travellers

2 months ago - 03 December 2020 | Tourism

ELLANIE SMIT WINDHOEK Namibia has been ranked as the fourth most popular travel destination for 2021 among French travellers.This is according to...

NWR prepares for travellers

3 months ago - 19 November 2020 | Tourism

ELLANIE SMIT WINDHOEKSeveral Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR) facilities, which were previously off limits to...

Revised tourism safety protocols

3 months ago - 16 November 2020 | Tourism

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEK The Namibian Tourism Board (NTB) has issued a new version of the Toolkit on Tourism Safety Protocols and Guidelines. The document can...

Namibia hosts guests well, says...

3 months ago - 12 November 2020 | Tourism

ELLANIE SMITThe secretary-general of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), Zurab Pololikashvili, says not only is the Namibian tourism sector well organised in terms...

Tourism agency reflects on visit...

3 months ago - 10 November 2020 | Tourism

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEK The secretary-general of the World Tourism Organisation (UNTWO) has reflected on his visit to Namibia, saying he was pleased to see first-hand the...

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