Ministry of Environment and Tourism - Directorate of Tourism
||Ministry of Environment and Tourism
Directorate of Tourism
P/Bag 13306 Windhoek
About the Institute / Working Group
The main objective of the Directorate of Tourism is to develop and support tourism, through, amongst others, developing policy and legislative framework; tourism awareness; facilitating tourism joint ventures; producing and disseminating statistical data; tourism planning, tourism related training and dispute resolution.
Field of Expertise
The Director provides leadership to the entire staff, and develops tourism policies, guidelines, framework and plans that are consistent with high value tourism activities with low impact on the environment, and plans and coordinate activities aimed at supporting the sectoral objectives as well as implementation of the strategic goals of the Directorate.
The Deputy Director develops relevant poverty alleviation strategies through community based tourism programmes
Chief Development Planner
Together with other Sub-Divisions the Chief Development Planner, plans and coordinate day-to-day tourism activities such as seminars, awareness raising campaigns and workshops that have an impact on the overall strategic objectives of the directorate. Analyse the arrivals statistics and produce annual report.Initiate strategies aimed at developing tourism enterprises
Chief Community Liaison Officer
The Chief Community Liaison Officer develops, promotes and facilitates community-based tourism with the aim of contributing to poverty reduction, spreading the benefits of tourism and to enhance rural development, Advise communities on tourism trends and provide mentorship, as well as monitoring and evaluation of community based tourism enterprises and joint venture agreements.
The Economist develops and implements the tourism accounting system to enable the country to measure the real economic value of the tourism sector.
Carry out comparative research to determine the performance of tourism as one o the leading economic sectors against that o other leading sectors such as mining and fisheries
The Statistician compile, analyze and disseminate accurate information in regards to tourists purpose of visit, gender, nationality, seasonality, patterns, mode of travel, of entry and length of stay in Namibia.
Assist the Economist to conduct periodical industry exit surveys to determine the tourist expenditure in Namibia
Collaborate with the Airports Company and the Ministry of Home Affairs to avail information collected through the immigration forms at the point of entry for analysis
The Media Officer develops and disseminates tourism related information material, coordinates the directorate's participations at events such as fairs, exhibitions and career fairs; Assist with setting up and maintenance of the Dot's website pages; Serve on committee comprising police, immigration and municipal law and order agencies to create a secure and safe environment for tourists in Namibia.
The Clerical Assistant assists the staff with any manual administrative duties, such as putting letters distributing faxes, filling documents, photocopying; Carries out any lawful and reasonable instructions as instructed by reporting line
The Data Typist assists with tourism data entry, and carries out any lawful and reasonable instructions and instructed by reporting line
The Uis Tourist Information Centre
The Uis Information Centre is a project aimed at tourists visiting the environs of Uis, in the Erongo Region in the Northwest of Namibia. The project was initiated by the Uis Community Conservation Trust in partnership with the private sector tourism ventures. Funding was provided by the European Union.
The house internet cafe, craft centre, Tsiseb conservancy office, Brandberg Mountain Guides Office and the kiosk. The centre has created much needed jobs in the area and also empowered the locals in terms on of skills and expertise because the internet cafe, kiosk and craft centre is outsourced to the people from the community.
Polytechnic Hotel School
Namibia's first Hotel and Tourism School at the Polytechnic of Namibia was development with financial assistance from the Namibia Tourism Development Programme of the European Union. The school was develop to facilitate training and skills development programmes to meet the increased demand for tourism related skills for the industry as a whole focusing on the previously disadvantaged Namibians.
Grootberg Mountain Lodge
The Grootberg Mountain range offers some of the most scenic settings for a lodge in the Northwest, and this one has to be a winner! The lodge was opened in June 2005, this lodge breaks many barriers and sets new standards.
Situated on the crest of the Grootberg Plateau, overlooking the Klip River Valley from a height of nearly 300 meters, the Grootberg Mountain Lodge view site literally takes one's breath away.
This is the #Khoadi //Hôas Conservancy area, some 90 kilometers from Kamanjab on the C40, 15 kilometers from the Palmwag turnoff to Sesfontein and the north. The conservancy was the first beneficiary of the MET/8th EU Development Fund to receive a N$4.5 million grant to built a lodge entirely owned by the conservancy.
Uukwaludhi Royal Homestead
The Uukwaluudhi Royal Homestead is one of the tourism projects developed under the North Central Community Based Natural Resouces Management and Enterprise Development project with financial assistance from the Namibia Tourism Development Programme of the European Union. The homestead is a large complex consisting of a traditional homestead and modern house where the Uukwaluudhi King is residing.
Twyfelfontein Information Centre/Rock Engravings
One of the largest known accumulations of rock engravings in Africa occurs on the rocky slopes
Twyfelfontein, some 100km southwest of Khorixas. With almost 2000 recorded images, Twyfelfonten or Ui-ais, as it was originally called is the largest known rock engraving site in Namibia. Most of the engravings as well as the small number of paintings are well preserved and their subject matter is easily identifiable.
This is a World Heritage site and one of the mostly visited attractions in Namibia. Although the site generates the much needed income for both the local community and the National Heritage Council the masses who visit the site could pose threat to the conservation and preservation of the heritage.
Research Proposals for SASSCAL
National tourism development framework, which identify various viable tourism development sites, the capacity of the area in terms of the scale of development.
Development of tourism case studies
Capacity Development Portfolio of the Working Group
Grass root capacity development
Services offered for SASSCAL
Up to date tourism statistics
Annual Tourism Arrival Statistics Report