Global turbulence threatens tourism’s post-COVID recovery

Easy sailing: Tourists from Camp Okavango enjoy a recent cruise of the Delta on a mokoro PIC: MBONGENI MGUNI
Easy sailing: Tourists from Camp Okavango enjoy a recent cruise of the Delta on a mokoro PIC: MBONGENI MGUNI

Tourism operators are reporting an increase in arrivals as the industry’s first peak season after the pandemic reaches its tail-end. However, concerns are growing that the growing recovery could be snuffed out by tighter economic conditions in the markets where Botswana receives most of its tourists from. Staff Writer, MBONGENI MGUNI reports

The local tourism sector is at the tail-end of its traditional peak season, a high-traffic window running roughly between April and October.

This period is preferred by tourists as the dry winter conditions provide for better viewing of various species through the usually lush wilderness and easier sightings as they gather around the fewer water sources.

Editor's Comment
Happy Independence!

We are 56 years old and what do we have to show for it? Looking at where Botswana started and where it is today, there are a lot of developments, but whether the developments match the number of years we have enjoyed as a country is a topic for another day.The fact that cannot be denied is we have seen major developments, but we are still lacking in several pertinent areas.Our beautiful country imports almost everything. We import fuel, food,...

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