Tourism (124)

The Dorob and Skeleton Coast National Park are set for a N$132.4-million infrastructure upgrade with the support from the German Government through KfW Development Bank.

Namibia’s tourism sector is expected to grow this year, as recent data shows that foreign arrivals in the last 12 months account for approximately 82% of pre-pandemic levels.

The Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR) is forecasting a breakeven position for the 2023/24 financial year, as it seeks to redeem itself from a history of losses.

The Namibian Ports Authority (Namport) has reported an 87% increase in passenger vessel calls for the 2022/2023 financial year compared to the previous year.

The Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism revealed that conservancies in Namibia have created about 5,000 permanent and temporary jobs, although it remains concerned with prevalent cases of human-wildlife conflict.

The tourism industry in Walvis Bay is expected to receive a significant boost on Monday as the Queen Mary 2 cruise liner is set to dock, bringing with it 2,000 guests.

The Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism (MEFT) has allocated N$80 million for development purposes. This amount is set to cater for the rehabilitation of old and new facilities as well as upgrading of tourist roads, sewerage and water supply in protected areas, including the fencing of national parks and conservancies. 

FlyNamibia has  made several schedule changes to its existing routes, including the route between Eros Windhoek and Ondangwa, and Hosea Kutako International and Cape Town International.

Finance and Public Enterprise minister, Ipumbu Shiimi, has appointed a new Board of Directors for Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR), which will be chaired by Ambassador Haroldt /Urib.

The tourism sector in Walvis Bay is expected to receive a boost after Regent Seven Seas Cruises announced its upcoming World Cruise for 2026, which will embark on a 154-night voyage across 41 countries and six continents, including a stop at the Port of Walvis Bay.

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