Select Page

Survival of tourism industry is ‘totally’ dependent on domestic tourism says O&L Leisure

Survival of tourism industry is ‘totally’ dependent on domestic tourism says O&L Leisure

While local tourism alone may not necessarily be sustainable in the long term, survival of the tourism industry is currently dependent on domestic tourism and the support of local guests, said O&L Leisure Managing Director, Norbert Wurm.

Wurm said the support for local tourism is an opportunity  to enjoy all the beauty the country has to offer, as he urged Namibians to visit O&L Leisure-owned establishments like Midgard Country Estate; Strand Hotel Swakopmund; Mokuti Etosha Lodge, and Chobe Water Villas.

Wurm made the statement in response to the Minister of Industrialization, Trade and SME Development, Lucia Iipumbu and Team Namibia’s recent call to support local.

He said in playing their part to recover the local tourism industry and to respond to the crisis in which Namibians find themselves, O&L Leisure has gone all out to make local tourism accessible to Namibians.

“So, with the winter season past and the lockdown eased, Namibians can finally come out of their nests, travel and explore our country’s natural splendour and enjoy their favourite ice-cold beverage with a succulent steak while being mesmerized by the majestic Namibian sunset,” he added.

Meanwhile, Wurm said that O&L Leisure is fully compliant with COVID-19 protocols and encouraged potential visitors to get a sneak-peak of the O&L Leisure offering by visiting the website and/or social platforms.

“The health and safety of both our employees and guests are top priority. We look forward to welcome and host you in a relaxing environment where you can enjoy and appreciate the peace and tranquility of our beautiful country in all its natural splendour,” Wurm said.



O&L Leisure Managing Director, Norbert Wurm. O&L Leisure is a subsidiary of the Ohlthaver & List Group.

About The Author

Donald Matthys

Donald Matthys has been part of the media fraternity since 2015. He has been working at the Namibia Economist for the past three years mainly covering business, tourism and agriculture. Donald occasionally refers to himself as a theatre maker and has staged two theatre plays so far. Follow him on twitter at @zuleitmatthys