Basile Malonga, Senior Tour Guide and Operation Manager for Motema Tours and Safari, depicts his dim hope towards local tourists in Namibia.
Malonga revealed that “We are happy that boarders have opened for international flights, but the tourism in Namibia is not working out very well, and all hopes are set for 2021”.
“We have motivated local travels, but Namibians have little interest to explore the country. As a tour guide manager, honestly the prices were not made for local tourists, we have acknowledged the Covid-19 situation and reduced the prices by 5%, nonetheless, only few individuals showed interest in exploring the country” stated Malonga.
In support, Martha Uusiku, Maid in Afrika shop owner at the Namibian Craft center, has been hard at work with social media marketing, promotions and showrooms yet the locals see no interest. “All our hopes lie on local tourists to come visit the Craft center, but they often complain that the prices are still too high”
Biashara News understands that there were small numbers of international tourists when the Eurowings landed. This followed the Ministry of Environment and Tourism announcement on 27 August of the reopening of Namibian boarders operation for international tourists from the 1st of September 2020.
More is to be expected once the Qatar airways starts operating in Namibia from the 15th of October, and the South Africans have permitted for European landings, said Malonga.
“I wish to see more operational managers promoting Namibian tourist agencies abroad”
Motema Tours and Safari is a Namibian tourist guide company which caters for all tours all over the country and Southern African countries like South Africa, Zimbabwe and Botswana by offering services such as: Airport Transfers, Site Transfers, Car rental, and City Transfers.
For more information on Motema Tours and Safari, click on the following link: www.motema-safari.com