Books galore: The Namibia Tourism Expo will host ” The Wild Horses of the Namib Desert” Book show case.

Two new books will be released by Mannfred Goldbeck on Namibian Natural history that will be show cased at the Tourism Expo in  the early days of June.

Namibia is a country that host wild horses and so Goldbeck has taken the extra  step further to document and comment and create a book on these natural wonders of the wind. “The Wild Horses of the Namib Desert” is the name of the book, it talks about the Namibia Wild Horses Foundation who helps protect horses from unwanted disturbances in the Sperrgebiet National Park. The Namibia Wild Horses Foundation was established  in 2012 as it was to facilitate the creation of  awareness and protection of horses to the general public. The book “Wild Horses of the Namib Desert which was written by Dr Greyling  with Goldbeck and Ron Swiling. The book will make its arrival on the 4th to 7th of June at the Namibia Tourism Expo.

The horses that live in the desert have been able to live and survive on the little that is around and only man has been providing water for the horses. “It is the principle of natural selection which helps to maintain a strong gene pool” said stold. Stold explained that human intervention should be limited as much as possible. “if , for example the number of animals is dropping to such an extent that the gene pool becomes too small or if, after years of good rains  their numbers rise to a level  which exceeds the capacity of their grazing area and would result in widespread deaths at the onset of drought”

Wild horses are fascinated  as they have no limits to their  interaction with natural encounters. The books sounds for a fantastic read and interesting understanding for nature lovers who are fascinated by horses. The Namibia Tourism Expo that will be taken place on the 4th-7th of June is going to be a blast with the show case of the “Wild Horses of the Namib Desert.

source: Waldo.(2014). Namibia: Book Debut at Toursim  Expo. Retrieved on Friday 23rd MAY 2014 from http://allafrica.com/stories/201405230757.html

 

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South Africa considered the Peak of Business Tourism ranks:

South Africa has moved up the  ranks in the International Congress and convention  Associations positioning from 37th to 34th. Cape Town and Durban were rated as Africa who top cities for meetings and events.

Kenya and Morocco follow in suit after South Africa as also being countries of high business travel visits for conferences. In  the African ranks   it was Cape town 1 st followed by Durban 2nd and then Nairobi in 3rd place.

The International Aids Conference will be held in South Africa for a second time in Durban in 2016 with an estimated 20,000 delegates planned to come. 

With South Africa leading the way in conventions and events management for the business traveler. This  really sets an example for all the other countries to follow. The MICE industry is huge and continues to grow as more countries and people continue to grow and  participate in business. 

South Africa climbs Business Tourism Rankings,(2014).retrieved on Tuesday 20th May 2014 from http://allafrica.com/stories/201405200909.html

 

Ethiopia: Gigantic price reduction on Toruist products

A great deal of price cuts are being attacked and reduced in Ethiopia as competition is getting more fierce in the tourism industry.

Ethiopian airlines has butchered 40 % off domestic flight tickets, that will be commencing on May 1, 2014. The airline industry is not the only industry that is cutting prices also a 20 % reduction from the tour operators are following suite. 

With flight prices that were going at 62 dollars have become 58 dollars which was to Axum. Tourist will also bask in the shine in which flight prices of $118  will be reduced to $ 70 that is also to Axum. 

The Ethiopian Tourism Organisation (ETO) introduced these methods to help boost tourism in the country and also to make tourism more attractive and affordable. Furthermore more talks are being held with hotel’s as the ETO tries to convince the hoteliers to reduce there rates by 30-40% according to Fitsum Gezahegn who is the president of the Operators Association and a board member of the ETO. 

The tourism facilities in which are situated in Ethiopia are limited but growing. In so prices are reduced in order to attract more people to come and utilize these tourism facilities. “The tourist sector needs to accomplish two things” explained Tewolde Gebremariam, CEO of Ethiopian and Board Chairperson of the ETO product development and marketing. As also “We should also look into new tourist sources, like china, japan and other Asian countries:” he explained. 

The amount of travelers that make there way to Ethiopia is at a crunching low 600,000 people as compared to South Africa which has 9 million people  and Kenya with 1.8 million. explained Solomon Tadesse. 

With such a strategy this only leaves people with only a few choices ,and that is to take hold of the opportunity. This is a serious move that is being performed  by Ethiopian Tourism Organization in which hotels might slash there rates by 30 or 40 %.  You don’t hear to many hoteliers thinking of holding such talks!This is a big deal as much as Ethiopia does not have a lot of tourism facilities but once again  are trying to make the best of their facilities. This just means as a tourist you get to travel around more and also spend more. So there is good value for your money. 

The airlines industry which is a seriously competitive industry has also agreed to reduce there prices. This is like a win win situation in which let just say that the tourists get to win not just small or just enough but a lot. 

Merhatsidk,M(2014).Ethiopia: Sweeping price cuts target tourist Growth. Retrived on Thursday 15th May 2014 from http://allafrica.com/stories/201405151188.html

South African most illustrious show case at the Indaba 2014:

Indaba is sponsored by South African tourism and also held at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli Convention Center  in Durban South Africa.  In the last two years the show has held its title as it won the Africa’s best travel and tourism show, this was presented by the Association of World Travel Awards. With attendance of more than 9,276 in 2013 Indaba has become recognized as must see on the tourist check list.

Indaba showcases the best of South Africa best tourism products to the individuals that make their way into the country.

The event will be taking place on the 10th – 12th of May 2014. Tweeter feeds and Facebook posts will be provided live from the event to keep interested parties hocked on the event.

The Indaba event organizers have taken the liberty to plan ahead of time to have shuttles for guest to go to and fro from the event back to their respected hotels.  

 

Reference:

SSQ Exhibitions.(2014). Four of SA’s most distinguished brands at the Tourism Indaba 2014. Retrieved on Tuesday 6th May 2014 from http://www.bizcommunity.com/Article/196/373/112964.html

 

Idaba. Retrieved on Tuesday 6th May 2014 from http://www.indaba-southafrica.co.za/