Namibia Tourism Expo to address sector’s challenges

Themed 'Beyond Borders', the Namibia Tourism Expo takes place from Wednesday to Friday at the Windhoek Country Club & Resort.
Frank Steffen
The long wait is almost over! This year's Tourism Expo kicks off this Wednesday at 16:00 immediately after the official opening by tourism minister Pohamba Shifeta.
This official portion is, however, only open to invited guests and exhibitors.
On Wednesday and Thursday, the expo will be open to the public from 16:00 to 22:00, while the gates will open at 14:00 on Friday. Interesting seminars and workshops will be held on Thursday and Friday morning.
In keeping with this year’s focus on the Kavango-Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area (KAZA TFCA), Thursday starts with 'Understanding KAZA: Cross-Border Cultural Experience – what we do different'. Thereafter, the focus shifts to cross-border cultural experiences and the Africa-China cultural exchange. After lunch, a session will focus on the benefits of cultural experiences.
Friday highlights issues that are likely to impact the local tourism sector. The first session is dedicated to 'Integration of Guest Services in Accommodation Establishments for SMEs', which will be followed by a session exploring a 'Secure Environmental Data Acquisition Portal'. The final talk will be about the impact of the new oil discoveries and green hydrogen projects in Namibia.
If you would like to take part in these seminars, WhatsApp #register to 085 785 6231 and follow the prompts. A detailed programme for the Tourism Expo is available by WhatsApping #expo to the same number, or by checking out
Entertainment programmes on the cards in the late afternoon, followed by performances by various popular artists each evening.
Read more about that and the Africa Millimetre Telescope project's mobile planetarium tomorrow.