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The Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism (MEFT) has allocated N$80 million for development purposes. This amount is set to cater for the rehabilitation of old and new facilities as well as upgrading of tourist roads, sewerage and water supply in protected areas, including the fencing of national parks and conservancies. 

FlyNamibia has  made several schedule changes to its existing routes, including the route between Eros Windhoek and Ondangwa, and Hosea Kutako International and Cape Town International.

Finance and Public Enterprise minister, Ipumbu Shiimi, has appointed a new Board of Directors for Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR), which will be chaired by Ambassador Haroldt /Urib.

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FlyNamibia has withdrawn its objection made a few weeks ago against the application of planned new airline , FlyEtosha, saying their earnest grievance was borne out as a standard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

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