ATTA’s Director of Europe, Chris Doyle, was recently quoted in an article on New Era about the opportunity that the Adventure Travel World Summit offers to tourism destinations. He went on to elaborate:
“The people in Namibia’s tourism sector talk about unity, teamwork, partnership and these are not only words, but Namibians actually live these concepts. The cooperation and support in Namibia’s tourism is tremendous,” Doyle said. He said ATTA wants to honour and showcase Namibia’s conservation success.
“There is wisdom coming out of Namibia. It’s not the perfect model, but it is really getting close to perfect,” Doyle was of the opinion. He said during the summit controversial issues such as seal culling and mining in protected areas will be discussed.
“These topics have to be faced and we cannot shy away from them,” he added. During Tuesday’s meeting, a panel discussion was held, where international journalists shared their experiences on how to leverage opportunities presented by the summit and provided their own perspectives, including insights about how best to make a successful pitch to the media. The international journalists advised the sector, especially accommodation establishments to improve on Wifi hotspots, or Internet access, while putting emphasis more on cultural tourism.
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