Namibian tourism industry hit hard by virus

The Namibian tourism industry is experiencing an unprecedented crisis due to the Covid-19 pandemic.  

Tourism revenue practices under spotlight

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.

Tourism is underappreciated: Shifeta

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 expects tourism figures to stagnate

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.

Tourism safety in Namibia

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.

Namibia celebrates tourism and culture

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 – what is it?

World Tourism Day was celebrated worldwide on Wednesday, 27 September.  Tourism, the third largest economic sector in Namibia, is thriving and growing. 

Medical tourism: South Africa is tops

It may seem like an unreal reason to plan a holiday around a destination where one would get that nose job or tummy-tuck, but believe it or not, people who have the extra cash do in fact splurge on this luxury when the opportunity arises.


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