After a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 virus, the Namibian Hospitality Association (HAN) continued to build momentum with the hosting of the HAN Tourism Trade Forum (HTTF), which began on Thursday in the capital Windhoek.
The two-day forum is exclusively for tourism stakeholders with the idea of a business-to-business (B2B) exchange in an attempt to reunite tourism stakeholders “after two long years of being hidden behind screens and enclosed spaces.” HAN CEO Gitte Paezold.
“HTTF aims to look beyond these horizons by providing a convenient platform for the Namibian tourism industry and its partners to discuss issues of interest and concern such as fares, policies, coordination and relationship building, and to brainstorm on innovative new tourism products. for this South African gem of a tourist destination,” said Paezold.
One positive is the reopening of Qatar Airways, with the airline’s flight schedule resuming in Namibia later this month. Another aspect she highlighted was local airline FlyNamibia, which introduced Safari Flights to key travel destinations in April.
Paezold said that at the forum, two technology companies presented innovative methods of communication and electronic payments under the slogan “Payments for Africa”. enditem