Hospitality industry meets at Tourism Expo
The 15th Annual Namibia Tourism Expo organized by Republikein and supported by all Namibian Tourism Organisations, including the Namibian Tourism Board (NTB), started on Wednesday and ends this Saturday, 01 June.
The Expo provides a platform for the hospitality industry to promote and market their products and services to other players in the industrry as well as to the general public. Since its inception in 1999, the Namibia Tourism Expo has consistently grown and has earned a reputation for offering the only centralized marketing platform for Namibia’s hospitality trade.
Apart from presenting an effective showcase for tourism exhibitors, the organisers say they have revitalized the exhibition year after year by expanding the showcase. The Expo hosts exhibits by local, regional and international establishments. To local visitors, it offers many attractions like interactive cooking demonstrations, food, beer & wine tasting and a host of other fun activities to attract travel enthusiasts and the general public alike.
Tour operators, car rental companies and self-drive travellers can visit a fully-fledged motor vehicle show, complete with motoring accessories hosted under the banner of the Bank Windhoek Republikein Motor show. A total of 519 exhibitors and 19518 visitors attended the 2012 Annual Namibia Tourism Expo compared to 18985 visitors the previous year. The number is expected to rise this year.