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Tourism sector receives WTM Africa accolades

From the left, Nicolae Taberescu of the Namibia Tourism Board, Epson Kasuto of Namibia Wildlife Resorts, Dan Kamati of Namibia Airports Company and Air Namibia’s Joseph Simataa with the Best Business Stand award which they received at the World Travel Market Africa at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) last week.

Namibian tourism partners continue to grow the country’s international visibility round, most recently by the very successful participation at World Travel Market Africa conference and expo at the Cape Town Convention Centre last week.

The African travel and tourism industry took centre stage in Cape Town and Namibia was represented by 19 tourism partners, housed at Stand Q20 under the guardianship of the Namibia Tourism Board (NTB).
The partners offered information on airports, airlines, tours, safaris, wildlife resorts and accommodation, among others and the value of their interaction with the public was recognized with the Best Business Stand award, a special moment for Namibia, given the number and magnitude of exhibitors at the show.
Accepting the award, NTB Marketing Manager Nicolae Taberescu said,“this is for all the hard work we put in with our partners that are here today. It goes to show that we are doing a good job for Namibia and it only gives us more energy to forge forward in marketing our Namibia”.
NTB Strategic partners, Air Namibia, Namibia Airports Company (NAC) and Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR) too appreciated the award.
“NAC are the gateways to Namibia. After all the safaris, airline and wildlife sales are done, our airports are the entry points to Namibia and it is vital for us to always support our stakeholders and ensure that we provide airports of credible safety and security, “ said Dan Kamati, NAC Marketing Officer.
Epson Kasuto, Marketing Manager at NWR said,“We are making strides into the world market and this can only give us confidence in our businesses. We can now work even harder and ensure that not only do we take more awards but more meaningful business for Namibia.”
The organisers of WTM Africa said the conference and exhibition is about international exhibitors, buyers and visitors meeting to create valuable partnerships and negotiate successful business deals which will contribute to the impact the industry has on the African economy. Next up for Namibia Tourism, is the 2015 Tourism Indaba in Durban which takes place from 09 to 11 May.
The WTM Africa partners include Namibia Tourism Board, Namibia Airports Company, Air Namibia, Namibia Wildlife Resorts, Ati Holidays, Asco Car Hire, Journeys Namibia, Swakopmund Lifestyle B&B and Apartments, Wild Dog Safaris, Sun Karros Daan Viljoen, O&L Leisure Hotels & Lodges, Naturally Namibia, Namibia Tracks & Trails, Namibia Individual Travel, N/a’an KuSe, Safari Hotel & Court, Gondwana Collection, and African Profile Safaris.

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