Casting the tourism net wider

Pleasure and leisure: The Chobe River is one the country’s prime tourism spots
Pleasure and leisure: The Chobe River is one the country’s prime tourism spots

MAUN: The recently ended Hospitality and Tourism Association of Botswana (HATAB) annual conference raised a plethora of mixed emotions, feelings, and questions regarding the future of Botswana's tourism.

The industry is beaming with hope that there is more traction being made in extending the spread of tourism to other parts of the country. However, there are seemingly insurmountable challenges the industry faces ranging from climate change to the uneven playing ground against locals and more recently international political pressure.

As delegates pressed into the village of Maun, the administrative centre of Ngamiland last week, it was clear that this year’s HATAB annual conference would be dominated by talk on how to manoeuvre the changing landscape of tourism.


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