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The tourism sector in Walvis Bay is expected to receive a boost after Regent Seven Seas Cruises announced its upcoming World Cruise for 2026, which will embark on a 154-night voyage across 41 countries and six continents, including a stop at the Port of Walvis Bay.

Boat tour and cruise operators, Laramon Tours and Catamaran Charters have emerged their operations, effective March 1, 2023, following regulatory approval from the Namibia Competition Commission. 

Namibia has extended the gambling licence registration by another six months to August 2023, amid indications that only 3.4% of the 13,668 operators had applied by the end of February.

Mokuti Etosha has reopened its doors with a new look and rebranding after undergoing a complete overhaul over the last 15 months. 

Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR) has won the PMR Africa Diamond Arrow Award for Companies Doing the Most for Conservation and Tourism in Namibia.

Namibia's Directorate of Aircraft Accident and Incident Investigation (DAAII) is investigating an incident in which a Eurowings Discover Airbus A330-200 (registered D-AXGB) was grounded after sustaining substantial damage in a hard landing.

FlyNamibia has withdrawn its objection made a few weeks ago against the application of planned new airline , FlyEtosha, saying their earnest grievance was borne out as a standard procedure.

Hospitality establishments nationwide have started to experience the positive effects of Namibia's Oil and Gas sector activities as certain hospitality establishments indicate that pilot projects as well as government’s green hydrogen projects have increased the number of their guests.

South African low-cost airline, FlySafair is set to launch scheduled flights to Windhoek in addition to Harare and Zanzibar after receiving permission from the International Air Services Council.

FlyEtosha Airways is still to secure the prerequisite licences to start offering scheduled flights in the country, The Brief can reveal. 

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