Articles tagged “namibia”

Media and PR

Zac Efron and Jessica Alba Welcome You to Dubai

Today’s edition of Skift’s daily podcast looks at Dubai’s high-stakes visual marketing, an airline merger in Southern Africa, and Selina’s delayed IPO.

Zac Efron and Jessica Alba Welcome You to Dubai

Tourism

Namibia Lures New Travelers Seeking Desert Solitude

It would be easy to see Namibia's ascent as a run of great PR, but the country has been playing a long game to attract visitors from around the world. And now there's both more access and new product to match rising demand from travelers who crave isolation — not to mention social media cred.

Namibia Lures New Travelers Seeking Desert Solitude

Tourism

Namibia Tourism Video Capitalizes on Trump’s Disparaging Remarks About African Countries

A Namibia tour operator is trying to make the most out of the U.S. president's offensive remarks aimed at Haiti and African countries. But tourism officials in these countries can't rely on the current news cycle to cultivate new and long-term interest from U.S. travelers.

Namibia Tourism Video Capitalizes on Trump’s Disparaging Remarks About African Countries

Tourism

Airbnb Growth in Southern Africa Raises Familiar Issues

Airbnb is booming in Africa, but the first cracks in the success story are beginning to show – in hotels griping about the lack of regulations, and locals priced out of prime property. Can African cities avoid the side effects of the sharing economy that already blight more-developed markets?

Airbnb Growth in Southern Africa Raises Familiar Issues

Tourism

Big Game Hunting Tourists Trumpet Their Contributions to African Economies

We found it very hard to get too upset about Cecil, but we think that hunting tourism is a simplistic, narrow-minded practice that appeals to the worst instincts in people and reduces African destinations to outdated cliches.

Big Game Hunting Tourists Trumpet Their Contributions to African Economies

Tourism

South Africa and Namibia Officials Criticize Airline Ban on Hunting Trophies

The countries shouldn't worry as the airlines will go back to allowing the trophies just as soon as Cecil stories disappear from people's Facebook feed.

South Africa and Namibia Officials Criticize Airline Ban on Hunting Trophies

Tourism

Forget 52 Destinations, Here’s the One Place To Visit in 2014

The one trip we think would be the most soul-satisfying one in 2014, also happens to support one of the more progressive tourism business ecosystems in the world.

Forget 52 Destinations, Here’s the One Place To Visit in 2014

Airlines

Authorities Probe Whether Mozambique Airlines Crash Was Deliberate

If the crash was deliberate, and all signs point to that conclusion at this juncture, this crash is especially disturbing.