SADC Correspondent | Oct 30, 2018 | 0
Tourism banks on UK and Irish tourists
Namibia should be expecting an increase in the number of tourists from Ireland and the United Kingdom in the next few months, following the Namibia Tourism Board’s partners presentation on Namibia for tour and travel companies operating in the island kingdom and its nextdoor neighbour.
The Namibia Tourism Board, through their UK Office, last week hosted 13 Namibia partners in the tourism sector raging from car rentals, airports authority, game reserves and hotel operators, who did presentations on what they do and how they contribute to a successful visit to Namibia.
The 2015 Namibia Roadshow stated last week Tuesday in Dublin, Ireland with the evening event held at The Morrison Hotel. The Roadshow then moved to Manchester, with The Midland hotel the venue before concluding in London, first with the agents evening at The Cumberland followed by a media breakfast and Product Manager Workshop at The Kettner.
The Namibian delegation was also joined by the High Commissioner to the UK H.E. Steve Katjiuanjo who reiterated the government’s support for tourism.
“This is a worthwhile gesture for you to come and market our country and what we have to offer.
“I’m so much impressed by the composition of the partners from aviation to tour operators and game and national park operators.
“These are the fundamental cornerstone of our tourism sector and we all know how vital tourism is for the economy of our country. It will be summer soon in the UK and people will be going on holiday,” the High Commissioner said.
“Our office here will continue to support gatherings of this nature and ensure that whatever support necessary is on hand from our side.
“This is the beginning but not the end and we hope to see you again next year,” Katjiuanjo told the Namibian delegation of tourism promoters.
These promoters comprised representatives from the Namibia Tourism Board, Namibia Airports Company, Air Namibia, Namibia Wildlife Reports, Namibia Exclusive Safaris, African Monarch Lodges, Ultimate Safaris, Gondwana Collection Namibia, Wild Dog Safaris, Taleni Africa, Abenteuer Afrika Safari, O&L Leisure Hotels & Lodges, African Eagle and Asco Car Hire.