By Johannes Paulus
WINDHOEK, May 23 – The Hospitality Association of Namibia (HAN) will host its Tourism Trade Forum on 2 and 3 June after a two-year pause due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The forum will provide tourism service providers and product owners a platform to network and develop tour packages and travel products to Namibia in response to growing demand in international markets.
According to HAN CEO Gitta Paetzold: “With active marketing, promotions and trade participation of Namibian tourism businesses at national, regional and international level in recent months, the industry is confident, that the current tourism recovery trend will continue, as there is huge interest in and demand for Namibia from the global travel trade”.
The tourism sector remains light in a dark tunnel for the Namibia economy.
Recent data indicates that the recovery from the lockdown induced slump is getting stronger and might not necessarily lose momentum during the upcoming winter season, owing to low risks from border closures.
Car rental companies continue to struggle in revamping their vehicle fleets to meet the rising demand for self-drive services by foreign nationals.
However, positive signs of an increase in bookings should bode well for local hospitality establishments.
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