Expo geared towards sustainable tourism

The 21st edition of the Namibia Tourism Expo was launched in the capital earlier this week.

19 November 2018 | Events

Namibia needs to emphasise an approach to improve practices and standards at waste disposal sites as well as improve overall waste management so that we can remain the sought-after tourism destination in Africa.

This was the message of Albe Botha, CEO of Namibia Media Holdings and host of the Namibia Tourism Expo, at the launch of the 2019 edition of the event slated for 5 to 8 June at the Windhoek show grounds.

The recycling theme is the last sub-theme of a 5-year focus on eco-tourism.

According to Chief Marketing Officer of co-sponsor FirstRand Namibia Group, Tracy Eagles, the NTE is an opportunity for everyone to celebrate Namibia, its majestic natural skylines, its infinite wildlife detail and the collaborative diversity of its people. “How we rally together in the small things, provides impetus for improved economic results in the industry and in its supporting sectors,” she said, adding that is also encourages local and international investment.

The expo continues to be the biggest tourism event in Namibia, bringing together tourism stakeholders from across the country as well as neighbouring countries.

Old Mutual has once again commitment to co-sponsor the event for the fourth consecutive year. “It is driven by our passion to advance an inclusive, positive future as a responsible business – not only to the environment but in everything we do,” said CEO Kosmas Egumbo.

Head of marketing at the Namibia Tourism Board, Maureen Posthuma, said that the NTE is an exciting multi-channel platform for the tourism industry to showcase their product offering to Namibian travellers.

Therefore the NTB welcomes this NMH initiative to dedicate an entire hall towards the promotion of domestic tourism. “Domestic tourism has a lot of growth potential and can become a major revenue earner if more Namibians travel in their own country. Tourism indeed begins at home,” she said.

The NTE celebrates 21 years in 2019.

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