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The government has expressed grave concern over increased poaching recorded at one of the country’s leading tourism destinations, the Etosha National Park.

Namibians accounted for only 33% of all guests at hospitality establishments in 2022 countrywide, a decline from 51% recorded in 2021, according to data shared by the Hospitality Association (HAN) of Namibia.

Namibia is ready to start piloting the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM) and has started talks with other African countries to begin flights into the country.

The Ministry of Health and Social Services says Namibia’s Covid-19 protocols will remain unchanged while they monitor developments in China where a suspected new variant of the virus has been attributed to a surge in cases in that country.

Finance and Public Enterprises Minister, Ipumbu Shiimi has announced another extension of the Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR) board’s term of office on a temporary basis from
15 December to 14 March 2023. 

Namibia is set to benefit from a US Agency for International Development (USAID) backed Africa Conservation and Communities Tourism Fund, led by investors and conservationists, which aims to raise N$1.3 billion (US$75 million) to fund safari operators across the continent.

The Gondwana Collection’s King Nehale Lodge at Etosha was officially opened at the weekend after the May 2020 initial plans were dashed by the COVID-19 pandemic that had dealt a blow to the hospitality and tourism industry.

The South African Airways (SAA) has relaunched its Windhoek-Johannesburg route after a two-year hiatus, with its first flight having landed on Thursday at the Hosea Kutako International Airport.

Government-owned tourism and hospitality enterprise, Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR), and Namibia Public Workers Union (NAPWU) on Friday agreed a wage increment for all employees. 

The Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR) says it sold out all 7,500 vouchers allocated under its Black Friday promotion within the first eight hours on the first day of sales. 

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