The Namibian tourism industry is experiencing an unprecedented crisis due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The tourism sector’s contribution to GDP has again come under spotlight amid concerns that revenue generated through foreign agents was not being repatriated to Namibia.
Minister of Environment and Tourism, Pohamba Shifeta, says tourism is underappreciated as an economic driver in the country as reflected in the budget allocation.
Tourism industry players have started enjoying the benefits of a steady increase in the number of Namibians visiting and enjoying the country’s many attractions.
FNB Namibia has said that overall performance of the tourism industry is expected to come in at -13.9 percent at the end of the year when compared to last year, unless third and fourth quarter numbers register unexpected high levels.
In 2015, over 1.4 million visitors arrived in Namibia from all over the world. Each one arrived for the vacation of a lifetime, believing that their safety in the country was within their acceptable risk levels.
World Tourism Day was celebrated on Wednesday, 27 September at the Zoo Park in Windhoek, as Namibians joined the rest of the world to recognise this important day.
World Tourism Day was celebrated worldwide on Wednesday, 27 September. Tourism, the third largest economic sector in Namibia, is thriving and growing.