Articles tagged “namibia”

Namibia Lures New Travelers Seeking Desert Solitude

Namibia Lures New Travelers Seeking Desert Solitude

Colin Nagy, Skift

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.

2 months ago

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

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

Christopher Torchia, Associated Press

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.

2 years ago

Airbnb Growth in Southern Africa Raises Familiar Issues

Airbnb Growth in Southern Africa Raises Familiar Issues

Richard Holmes, Skift

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?

2 years ago

Big Game Hunting Tourists Trumpet Their Contributions to African Economies

Big Game Hunting Tourists Trumpet Their Contributions to African Economies

Kevin Crowley, Bloomberg

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a simplistic, narrow-minded practice that appeals to the worst instincts in people and reduces African destinations to outdated cliches.

3 years ago

South Africa and Namibia Officials Criticize Airline Ban on Hunting Trophies

South Africa and Namibia Officials Criticize Airline Ban on Hunting Trophies

Christopher Torchia, Associated Press

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.

4 years ago

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

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

Rafat Ali, Skift

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.

6 years ago

Authorities Probe Whether Mozambique Airlines Crash Was Deliberate

Reuters

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

6 years ago